MAN, W.Va. — Local veterans discussed the proclamation declaring the Town of Man to be a Purple Heart City, as well as the upcoming dedication to the war veterans memorial in Man at a very brief Monday evening council meeting.
Charles Baisden, Charles Frye and Vinson Willis were on hand at the meeting and were introduced to the council by Man Mayor Jim Blevins.
Baisden read the actual proclamation which noted that it was to honor the many men and women who were from the area who had served their country with honor and had been wounded while on active military duty.
“We will get the town a plaque and some signs soon,” Baisden said adding that he had been working on getting signs for the project from the state.
The veterans also discussed a long term project that will soon be coming to fruition in the town of Man — a veterans memorial structure.
“We are about 95 percent finished as it stands right now,” Mayor Blevins told the vets. “We are going to have a dedication service for the veterans memorial on April 23 at noon.”
Frye said he appreciated the different things the Town of Man had done to show their respects to military veterans from the region.
In other Man news:
• Longtime councilman Roger Muncy asked about the status of an unfunded mandate from the state demanding local water service providers have a secondary source of water. He was informed by Mayor Blevins and Town Accountant Jeff Valet that there was no change at this time regarding the matter.
• Sgt. Danny Brown of the Man PD said the department had a new recruit and discussed getting him trained and prepped for the state’s police academy.
• Valet said the town’s budget meeting to lay the levy would be held soon as the budget was approved.