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September 1, 2013

Fairmont in mix for home rule

Mayor: ‘Who else knows but the cities what we want and what we need?’

FAIRMONT — As cities across the state prepare applications to be considered for the continuation of a home rule pilot program, the City of Fairmont is making sure it’s in the mix.

“Who else knows but the cities what we want and what we need?” Mayor Ron Straight said. “Some of this legislation that has been passed over the years hinders us as a city and our ability to grow.”

Last month, the state released guidelines for municipalities who wish to apply to the program. Applications can be submitted as early as January 2014, but they are due by June 1, 2014.

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