Other items on the agenda included finalizing poll workers for the June 11 election, discussing the fast-approaching Dandelion Festival, and acknowledging several citizens who have gone above and beyond for the city in the last year. An update was also heard on the pool and wellness center by Tom Crabtree, who said that they have received bids for the pool construction that are under budget. He hopes that the project will be completed in “early spring” of next year, if everything goes to plan.

A bid was also awarded to Lynch Construction to pave the access road for the West Virginia Great Barrel Company Facility in Hart’s Run. Coming in at $918,947, it’s less than the only other bid received, which was $1.1 million. The Department of Highways will reimburse the cost of the paving, and will purchase the road further down the line. Once complete, it will be state-maintained, letting the city off the hook for the road’s upkeep.

Councilmember Kathy Glover said that Main Street will be closed for the car show and sock hop at the Dandelion Festival on Friday, May 24. New this year is a softball tournament Saturday, May 25, at 9 a.m. Over Memorial Day…

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