By Colleen S. Good
Times West Virginian
Pleasant Valley City Council approved phase two of a project to fence in Samuel Linn Cemetery in Benton’s Ferry at the council meeting Tuesday.
The cemetery was started in 1852, with the death of Samuel Linn.
“Many of our local citizens are buried there,” Mayor Barbara Metcalfe said.
Metcalfe said they hope to have the cemetery completely fenced in by Memorial Day.
The designs for the ball field, dugouts and playground were presented to council by Thrasher Engineering, and they were approved by council.
“We’re going to start cleaning up the area around it,” Metcalfe said.
American Fence Co. will provide the fencing, and the city will make a contract for the dugouts.
This will mark the beginning of many projects at the city park, Metcalfe said.
Pleasant Valley received two requests for funding at last month’s meeting, both of which were approved Tuesday.
The first request came from the Marion County Police Reserves, who requested $1,500 to help pay their insurance premiums. It was approved for the full amount.
Pricketts Fort also submitted a request for a $4,000 sponsorship for events held at the fort. It was approved under the hotel/motel fund.
“They’re very generous in making sure they recognize us at all of their events,” Metcalfe said.
There is an opening on the Pleasant Valley Planning Commission. The term will last for one year. On July 1, a second seat will become open. That seat is for a two-year term. Interested residents can pick up an application at City Hall. Applications for the current open seat will be accepted until May 15. The council will appoint the new Planning Commission member at the next council meeting May 20.
In other business:
• The 2014-2015 levy rates were approved.
• Pleasant Valley City Council has adopted a permit application and fee schedule under the Planning and Zoning Ordinance.
• Ballot commissioners and poll workers were appointed for the city’s June 10 election.
• The next Planning and Zoning meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday May 6.
• The next city council meeting will be held Tuesday May 20.
• The city election is June 10. 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.
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