By Kaylyn Christopher
Times West Virginian
At Tuesday’s meeting, Fairmont City Council set a public hearing for an ordinance that will lease a parking lot to Pierpont Community & Technical College.
As Pierpont begins its transition to Veterans’ Square Plaza in downtown, City Manger Jay Rogers said the lot, located near Frey Home for Funerals, will be used for student parking.
“We agreed in the lease to make some improvements, beautify it and work on security by lighting up the facility,” Rogers said.
The public hearing for the ordinance will be on July 9. Rogers said that for the past few years, few people have regularly utilized the lot, and now it will be able to serve a wider population.