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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...

Mayor’s Corner

Water Source Protection Planning The 2014 chemical spill and water contamination along the Elk River in Kanawha County changed everything with regard to extra safeguarding our public water systems. The good that comes of that...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

According to Jeff Bennett, a PSC Utility Inspector, their staff is answering questions from water and sewer utilities asking how to respond to requests for new service to RV campgrounds. RV campgrounds should not be...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

As of Wednesday, April 4, the Town of Marlinton will have been incorporated for 118 years, or since 1900. Work on the Marlinton Light and Water Company was recorded in council minutes 100 years...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

“In Doddridge County, officials have seen the economic effects of multiple pipelines that are under construction. The Doddridge County Commission President is on record as saying; ‘When I began, as commissioner 5 1/2 years...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

I hope citizens see a certain irony in the advertisement for bids for a trash truck in last week’s paper, which was the same week the trash truck broke down. The dumpsters have been...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

What is going on in America? The opposing viewpoints on issues of our day are poisoning our society. Citizens used to understand the value of work and allowed others to have an opinion. We understood,...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The meeting with the School Building Authority, which was scheduled for last week, was canceled due to the teachers’ walkout. This week, it makes even more sense to discuss correcting violations and completing improvements that...