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DTC meeting holds positive notes

Jason Bauserman
Contributing Writer
Durbin Town Council met on November 19 for a regular session, where one item of business provided some excitement. 

Kay Wiley Blackshire, president of the Durbin Lions Club, asked to partner with the DTC to sponsor a Christmas Parade in Durbin. 

Blackshire indicated that the Green Bank School would like to send its band to participate in the parade. 

Councilmembers Mark and Thelma Smith said the Durbin Beautification group could provide 100 goodie bags for children and seniors. 

Other groups like Durbin Days Heritage Festival, BFD and Durbin Library are welcome to join the party. 

More information will be available when the date is set for the parade.

As Pocahontas County PSD Board Chairman, Mark Smith and board member David Dragan recently went to a state meeting where US Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced that Frank and Bartow would receive $1.5 million for sewer line improvements in the Frank and Bartow areas. (See related article above.)

Mayor Mike Vance set up a meeting for Tuesday, November 26, for councilmembers to inspect the proposed sewer lines.  Smith said the West Virginia Department of Highways is the last group to sign off on the project.

Vance said that sewer lines have been repaired at the Upper End Club and Fourth Avenue across from the BFD.

Town treasurer Jerri Sipe reported on the town’s recent audit and said, “everything looks good.” 

It’s that time of year again.

Christmas decorations in Durbin will be judged with cash prizes going to the top three.

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