WEST LOGAN — The changes to West Logan Town Hall were among the topics of the November meeting of the Town Council.
Mayor Darren Akers praised Councilwoman Ruby Moore for the work she and some town employees and volunteers had done to clean up the police station and town hall, as well as the town’s street department parking garage.
“We should keep the town’s property clean and orderly,” Moore said, discussing some more changes she would like to see as well as work done in cleaning the long-neglected garage.
“Ron Bryant and I worked on it and are cleaning it up,” said Moore, who had some before and after photos of the labor intensive project.
“Ruby, thank you. This place looks nice,” said Akers. “You had Ron (Bryant) and Robert (Ward) cleaning like crazy.”
Moore made a request to change things up from the town’s long term Christmas traditions. Moore explained that in past years the town had decorated its Christmas tree with ornaments that had the names of people in the community who had passed away. Moore noted that most of the women who had worked on that project had moved away and that many of the survivors of those who were no longer with us had also moved away from the town when their parents passed on.
“I am recommending that because of that we just have a regular Christmas tree with more traditional lights and decorations,” Moore said.
Moore, Akers and several councilmembers discussed the recent slate of events that were part of the West Virginia Municipal League Board of Directors meeting that took place in Logan County recently.
Akers said the different events were fun and noted that many enjoyed the trail ride at the Bearwallow section of the Hatfield McCoy Trails.
“I thank you all for participating,” Akers said.
Moore said that in the future she hoped the council would get the opportunity to participate in more such activities.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.