Mayor’s Corner

During this last week, as I have talked to friends and first responders who have been to the devastated areas in our neighboring counties, I am somewhat in awe that, for the most part,...

Mayor’s Corner

I received the following article October 12 in an email from Jesse Best at Smart Cities forum. This condensed version begins with the same highlighted topic: From runaway algae blooms to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, household septic systems...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Conference calls continued after the Bid Opening for the Water Improvement Project. Negotiations continue with focus on keeping as much of the bid under-run as possible. The results of a meeting in Charleston last...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I’ve heard complaints about people having to wait for a hair appointment or for a car repair, and then there’s negative talk about RV parks setting up in the area – something new to...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I did not want to take time to attend the West Virginia Municipal League winter meeting, but I’m so glad I did. The Legislative update was worth being there. The Honorable Mitch Carmichael, Senate President, stated...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

At a recent meeting, an attendee spoke about what motivates a person to public service. Another individual spoke from the perspective of being a small town mayor’s son. He recalled the sacrifice his father...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Food for Thought Marlinton is a member of The West Virginia Municipal League. The WVML mission statement declares: “Strong Cities make a Strong State.” Steps that strengthen our Town will ultimately strengthen our State. Working to this end,...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

January closed with a rare lunar trifecta. February opened with a memory of an American tragedy - 15 years ago, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart, leaving pieces of debris scattered over Texas. The seven...