Several proclamations and resolutions, variances and commission appointments punctuated the meeting, while awaiting the arrival of an attorney to discuss the water project.

  • Council member Adam Rosin introduced a resolution to resist hackers from attacking municipalities and demanding ransoms. Many times, he said, when the ransom is paid, the hackers simply continue to attack and demand more payments. The resolution he proposed is to not pay any ransom ware as a discouragement to malicious internet hacking attacks.
  • Mayor David Smith said the city has hired Thrasher Engineering to repair the Workman Bridge, long closed to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to failing surfaces. A matching funds $400,000 grant will be used to remove and replace the rotting bridge flooring to make a walking bridge with the option of emergency vehicular use. Smith said the bridge is owned by the city, but is the responsibility of CSX. It was built in 1906 by C&O Railroad Company.
  • New Council member Scott Vogelsong brought his concerns for the condition of lower Pocahontas Avenue to the agenda, requesting the street be repaved. Potholes and uneven pavement makes that street one to…

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