MAN, W.Va. — The Man Town Council got a new member during a meeting held Monday, February 8.
Chad Preston had sent the town a letter of resignation reportedly due to his upcoming move to Chapmanville as he takes a new job with the Logan Board of Education.
Mayor Jim Blevins read the letter, which stated that Preston had enjoyed the time he spent in service to the residents of the town.
Mayor Blevins said he would like to recommend that Walker “Bump” Thompson be nominated to replace Preston and serve out the remainder of his tenure on the council.
Longtime Councilman Roger Muncy noted that he had known Thompson for many years and said, “he’s a good man.” Following discussion Thompson was nominated and approved by the council and sworn in by Mayor Blevins.
Councilman John Fekete said Preston had done an excellent job for the town during his tenure on the council.
Fekete and others had words of thanks and praise for Town of Man employees who kept the streets cleared during the recent winter blizzard which dumped a foot or more of snow on the ground around the county.
“Our crew did an excellent job on snow removal,” Fekete said.
Mayor Blevins said that some town employees worked two days around the clock on the problem and noted that this year the town was very lucky. Last year Man employees were plagued with equipment problems during winter storms. One resident attending the meeting said he was proud of the job the town’s crew had done this winter.
Longtime Councilmember Mavis Toler said the new Kidney Dialysis Center would be having a grand opening on March 9 and asked the council members to attend as the new facility is located in town limits.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.