WEST LOGAN, W.Va. — A member of the West Logan Church of God approached the Town Council during their October monthly meeting to discuss the proper arrangement of traffic around an upcoming event at the facility in December.
Sandy Clay of the West Logan COG said that her church was going to have a live Nativity scene set up in December and that she had decided to approach the town council about the best way to deal with traffic flow for the two night event, Dec. 9 and 10. Clay explained that the church members hope the event is well attended as it could draw in visitors who will be attending the Aracoma Story Incorporated’s Christmas in the Park event which has been a longtime draw in Logan County during the holiday season.
“We wanted to ask about blocking off a part of that area for this as well as proper routing of traffic,” she said, noting that members would like the assistance of the West Logan Police Department. Clay said it was probably best to avoid one part of the area which has a bit of a steep incline which often gets congested.
“There is not much room to maneuver there in the area you are talking about,” agreed West Logan Mayor Darren Akers.
Clay said she wanted to block off entrance there from the highway and route traffic down First Avenue temporarily for the two hour nightly event.
The mayor and the police chief discussed traffic for the event as well as other traffic issues in that part of town.
“We could put up some no parking signs in that area,” Police Chief Robert Ward said. Mayor Akers said it might also be wise to block road traffic with cones or sawhorses. The duo said that there had been some long term congestion problems in that area which would be addressed. Akers said the ladies from the church could consult with Chief Ward about the project.
“What with Christmas in the Park going on at the same time, you could have a very, very good turnout,” Mayor Akers said.
J.D. Charles is a freelance writer and a former reporter for The Logan Banner.