LOGAN, W.Va. — The first item of business at the City of Logan’s council meeting held Tuesday evening was the presentation of awards and trophies to winners from Logan’s Christmas parade.
Other items included a request with help for a matching grant from Southern Coalition for the ARTS. The Coal Heritage Foundation has offered the group a $1,500 matching grant to help in their upcoming production. The request was approved with the funds coming from the city’s hotel/motel tax account.
Jeff Valet reported to the council that there was $49,899.90 in bills paid.
“The only thing major in there was a bill from Brickstreet,” Valet said. “That was for $7,074.67.”
Valet said that collections are down on fire and municipal fees.
“It’s typical this time of the year,” Valet said. “During Thanksgiving and Christmas we all anticipate that. It catches back up in January. Revenues were good, not great. We are seeing an increase in B&O and garbage.”
The second reading and approval of an ordinance authorizing transfer of funds by the mayor and LB&T was approved.
“We talked about this at our last meeting,” Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti said. “Sometimes we transfer funds from one account to the other and LB&T wanted a resolution authorizing me to do that.”
Tom Esposito updated the council on FEMA.
“On the Lorraine Street project, we have received $107,001.50,” Esposito said. “We are currently working on advertisement for engineering services.”
Fire Chief Scott Beckett reported that he was trying to keep things lined out with new contractors coming into the city.
“There were a couple of people who hadn’t got their business license,” Beckett said. “We got everything explained and all the paper work faxed to them… with the new contractors coming into the city to work, we want to make sure that they have all their permits and paper work in order.”
Beckett reported that the fire department had a busier month in November.
“We had several big fires. We ran several big structure fires in two weeks,” Beckett said. “I think we ran about 74 calls for service.”
The meeting was adjourned after several more items on the agenda were addressed.
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