WEST LOGAN — The town of West Logan may be doing some more remodeling. That was one of the primary topics at the town’s October Council meeting. In August, councilmember Ruby Moore had revamped the meeting room at town hall a bit and had some plans for spiffing up the police department. For years the Chief of Police office had been in the back of the building, but when the US Post Office moved out of the building it was moved to the front where there is more space.
Council members and Mayor Darren Akers discussed removing one of the back-to-back bathrooms in the building and installing a shower in the facility. It was noted that during the winter months Police Chief Robert Ward has often gotten stuck on duty for more than 24 hours at a stretch when it was impossible for him to drive up the steep hillside where he lives. Other town employees might have need to utilize a shower in the winter as well and having two toilets and sinks back-to back was viewed by some as redundant.
Moore said she also had some plans for the currently unused portion of the building which used to be the police office.
Council recognized the efforts of Councilwoman Ruby Moore for her beautification work on Town Hall and Town Clerk Mark Mareske and his wife, who did some outside beautification of the municipal office building by planting flowers.
Police Chief Robert Ward noted it had been a quiet month in September with only one call for assistance. It came when a burglar alarm went off. Upon inspection, it appeared a homeowner accidentally set off the alarm.
The town’s safety report was much the same as in previous months. The street at the top of Third Avenue continues to collapse and sink.
Some street lights were out which were to be called in to the power company…Mayor Akers reported that a power pole at the intersection of first avenue and 9th street was leaning badly and also needs to be reported to AEP. Ironically the pole snapped a few years back during an incredibly bad storm and the town’s police chief and judge were stuck out in the storm directing traffic for hours while it was repaired.
Council approved holding Trick or Treat for Halloween on the same day and hours as City of Logan from 6-8).
Council also discussed the Municipal League events being hosted by the City of Logan, and agreed that they would be participating.
Minutes from September were read and approved as were financial reports. Sanitation and town collections were up for the month of September, following a couple of slow months.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.