Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Last week, the topic was “Clean-up as Beautification.” This week, I want to consider how small projects can make a big difference when a community works together. Let’s say you have vacant lots or vacant commercial...

Mayor’s Corner

The work at the town office is a marathon, and not a sprint. One year after some of the present projects were first put into play, the work goes on. The update for this week...

Mayor’s Corner

A personal note: As I write this week, the Mayor’s Corner and the business of the Town seem distant, as I take in the recent passing of my mother. Next week, by God’s grace, I...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

Part of the Mayor’s Report at Monday night’s council meeting included: Commending citizen John Neely for requesting that council add the Pledge of Allegiance to the agenda. The town has received more complaints about dogs. Some...

Marlinton Mayor’s Corner

The house fire on Second Avenue Monday evening changed this week’s Mayor’s Corner. Fire danger should remind all of us of the importance of taking all precautions against the threat of a house fire....

Mayor’s Corner

Dear Property Owner(s); All Town of Marlinton property owners may not be aware of the impact that vacant or abandoned buildings have on our community. Vacant structures throughout the town send a negative message to...

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...