MAN — It was a special night at the Town of Man Council meeting on July 13 when West Virginia Senator Art Kirkendoll and Logan County Commissioner Danny Ellis stopped by. Senator Kirkendoll was called upon to do the honors of swearing in the members of the new Man Town Council.
“I am honored to be asked to administer the oath of office,” Kirkendoll told Mayor Jim Blevins and councilmembers Mavis Toler, John Fekete, Steven “Noodle” Adkins and Cindy Meade.
Kirkendoll noted that Logan County had several strong municipalities and many people both in elected positions and among community leaders who had worked together to make Logan County a better place.
He also discussed the state of the different sports facilities for young people across the county.
“Many years ago, we made a dedicated decision to take care of our kids and our seniors,” he said, referring to projects such as the sports fields at Logan, Chapmanville and Man as well as two new Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority stations in Harts and Switzer.
“The county commission along with the mayors in various communities and many, many other people with drive and dedication have made our youth athletic facilities second to none,” he said, noting that it paid off when youth sports participants routinely competed in state level tournaments. “This shows the importance of this work….they are very competitive and it makes a difference.”
Kirkendoll said it was impossible to please everybody, but Logan County had been blessed with people who tried to do what was right for their fellow citizens in their own communities.
In other Man news:
• Minutes from June and financial statements from June were approved.
Mayor Blevins asked for and received $3,000 for use for the upcoming Town Fair on July 31 and August 1.
• Council approved a franchise agreement with Suddenlink for cable television.
• Mayor Blevins said Marathon Oil had called town hall wanting a copy of the town’s ordinance on Business and Occupation Taxes. Blevins said the ordinance was passed in January of 1978 and a copy had been made.
“That should be sufficient to prove to them it was passed,” Town Accountant Jeff Valet said. The council also approved a request for a monthly yard sale in town.
• Mavis Toler and Danny Brown discussed animal issues. Adkins recommended waiting until the town attorney, Adrian Hoosier, could look into the matter.