The Times West Virginian

Local News

February 15, 2014

Municipal elections scheduled for June

Barrackville filing period ends today

FAIRMONT — Filing for the Barrackville municipal election is winding down.

The town will be holding elections for mayor, recorder and five council seats, all of which serve for two-year terms.

The filing period closes today, when the Barrackville Town Hall will be open from 9-11 a.m. Candidate filings will also be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. All interested candidates should fill out a candidate certificate of announcement and pay a $25 filing fee.

As of Thursday, two had filed to run for mayor: current mayor Roy Meeks III and current councilman Douglas Ice. Filing for council were current councilmen Robert Hollandsworth, Randy “Dewey” Ice, David Tonkin, Jeffrey Mullenax and Charles Moore, and Michelle Clide. No one had filed to run for recorder. The recorder is Donna Hall.

The Barrackville municipal election will be held Tuesday, June 3.

Grant Town will also be holding its election June 3. However, its filing period will continue until March 1. To file, candidates can go to town hall between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. The filing fee is $15 for mayor, $10 for council seats and $15 for the recorder. Five council seats, the mayor and the recorder are up for election. Each position serves a two-year term.

As of Thursday, only one person had filed: Charles Ross for a council seat.

The Grant Town mayor is Melanie Thompson. Council members are Charlie Rosic, Melissa Rosic, Michael Jordan, Doug Gower and Brad Shahan. The recorder is Kristin Craig.

Pleasant Valley will be holding an election June 10. Its filing period has not started yet, and will be held from March 3-14. Anyone interested in filing to run for office can come to the municipal building between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There is a $5 filing fee.

The positions up for election are mayor, two members of the council-at-large, and three members as representatives of specific wards: one for Kingmont, one for Millersville and one for Pleasant Valley. The representatives for Millersville and Pleasant Valley will serve four-year terms, while the mayor, two members of the council-at-large and the Kingmont representative will serve two-year terms.

The difference in service length is because Pleasant Valley is transitioning to a system of staggered four-year terms for council representatives.

Email Colleen S. Good at cgood@timeswv.com or follow her on Twitter @CSGoodTWV.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Chamber hosts adult education event

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce helped local adults find new opportunities through its Beyond the Backyard adult education event Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Fairmont man pleads guilty to sexual assault, burglary

    A Fairmont man will serve three to 35 years in prison for sexually assaulting a juvenile and for nighttime burglaries.

    July 29, 2014

  • Car in standing water.JPG Sunday’s storm left standing water, flooding

     Residents and emergency crews continued to clean up the mess Monday from Sunday evening’s storms.
    Mark Paquette, a meteorologist with AccuWeather, said Sunday’s storm brought heavy rain to the area. He said the worst of the weather for the week happened Sunday.
    For the rest of the week’s forecast, Paquette said the area should expect more rain this week but nothing to be concerned with.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • Some county schools offer free lunch, breakfast

    They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
    That’s not really true, at least for students at Monongah, East Park and Watson elementary schools, thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision.
    The program is part of President Barack Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and allows all students at those schools to eat breakfast and lunch for free, regardless of their families’ yearly income.
    A school can use the program if 40 percent or more of its students qualify for free or reduced lunch as of the 2012-13 academic year.

    July 29, 2014

  • GAYLE MANCHIN SPEAKING -TS.jpg Manchin: Common Core ‘politicized’

     The state didn’t do a very good job of “telling the story” of Common Core standards, state school board president Gayle Manchin said Monday morning, which opened the door for an onslaught of public and administrative criticism of something few understand.
    And when you don’t tell your story, Manchin explained, someone else is sure to and they may not get it right. And that’s what she believes has happened with the message of Common Core — inaccurate social media posts, online petitions against the standards, pages dedicated to protesting them.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • GregoryDuckworth3823274.jpg Morgantown man arrested for rape of girl, 12

     A Morgantown man has been arrested for the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Marion County.
    Gregory Paul Duckworth, 24, of Morgantown, was taken into custody by the Marion County Sheriff’s Department on Friday and has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse.
    Detective Jeannette Williamson said on July 24, a 13-year-old female revealed in a Child Advocacy Center interview that on May 3, 2013, she was forced to have sex with Duckworth.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Monongah water plant receives positive report

    The Town of Monongah’s water plant has received a positive report — with no violations — from the state.
    On June 17, the water plant underwent its annual inspection by the state. Because of a loss of people that the water system serves, due to population drop with people moving away, Monongah was not required to collect as many samples for the recent inspection, said Bill McCombs, councilman and operator for the town’s water plant.

    July 29, 2014

  • Some county schools offer free lunch, breakfast

    They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

    July 28, 2014

  • Boil-water notice lifted

    The boil-water notice issued for School Street in Barrackville and surrounding areas has been lifted.

    July 28, 2014

  • Monongah water plant receives positive report

    The Town of Monongah’s water plant has received a positive report — with no violations — from the state.

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
TWV Video Highlights
NDN Editor's Picks
House Ads