Jaynell Graham

In his Mayor’s Report at Monday night’s Town Council Meeting, Sam Felton said if anyone was in doubt about the need to begin work on the water plant, those doubts should be laid to rest as the plant is “falling down around us.”

“The vent for the restroom at the water plant goes out through the ceiling, and a brace appeared to have rotted in two, allowing the entire section of iron pipe vent to collapse and fall through the ceiling,” Felton said. “Fortunately plant worker Dave Johnson was not standing three or four feet closer to the area, because it came crashing down through the ceiling right beside him, and he could have been injured.”

Orders Construction replaced the vent and did the necessary emergency repairs.

In looking to the future, the town has been in negotiations with T-Mobile since August, with regard to a cell tower to be installed on the roof of the municipal building. T-Mobile service is activated at the cell tower near Buckeye, and the addition of a tower in Marlinton would expand its service.

Town Attorney Tom White, with Dinsmore and Shohl, LLC, was present at the meeting to answer questions, and…

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