Due to extreme storms during the week of July 4 two major events will be coming to Logan this weekend.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, the City of Logan will be hosting a Tunnel to Tower 5k walk/run in honor of a first responder who lost his life on Sept. 11 while trying to reach the World Trade Center. The Tunnel to Tower race is a 5k that takes place all over the Nation to honor those lives that were lost on September 11th. The City of Logan Fire Department and other agencies will lead the first lap in gear to honor the memory of Stephen Siller.
Proceeds from the event will go to fund the Operation Santa Toy Giveaway this Christmas and those who wish to drop off or donate new toys for the needy at Christmas can do so at the event.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Directly after at 1 p.m. the WV Freedom Fest Car and Bike Show will be held. Many trophies will be up for grabs for automotive enthusiasts and they were stacked deep at town hall Tuesday night.
“Will there be enough cars for all of these trophies?” asked Ray Perry.
A Zombie Run will take place in the city on October 1 as Logan gets ready for Halloween.
In other City of Logan news:
• Street Commissioner Kevin Marcum said his department had been busy keeping weeds cut and trying to clear out ditch lines on Mountain Lane Park. Marcum said an effort to clean up the cemetery on High Street had also taken place.
• Dave White of the Logan Police Department said his agency handled 42 calls in August and made 25 arrests.
• Fire Chief Scott Beckett said the Logan Fire Department handled 64 calls last month. Beckett noted the department is now a Department of Defense approved contractor for the US Air Force.
• City Clerk Amber Miller Viars discussed the Safety Committee Report, noting the Loss Prevention Report had come back in.
• Council approved $31,000 in bills to be paid for September. City Accountant Jeff Valet said about $41,000 more in bills was expected to come in soon.
“We did get a pretty good property tax check last week,” noted Mayor Nolletti.
Valet pointed out that the proceeds from increases in garbage fees and business and occupation taxes should be coming in this month as they took effect in August.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.