During Thursday’s council meeting, council discussed issues regarding dogs in town. Council discussed the ordinance that deals with the town’s leash laws.
The town Ordinance #41 regarding dogs running loose in town reads as: No person owning or possessing a dog or cat shall permit such dog or cat to go upon any sidewalk, parkway, private lands or premises without the permission of the owner of such premises, and break, tear up, crush or injure any lawn, flower bed, plant, shrub, tree or garden in any manner whatsoever of to defecate thereon. Any person found guilty of violating this section shall, upon the first conviction, be subject to the payment of a fine of not less than $25; upon the conviction of a second offense occurring within a year shall be $50 and so forth.
In other business:
• Councilman Ralph Ross requested to be removed from the Parks and Recreation Committee and to be put on the Trailer Permit Committee, and council agreed to do so.
• Council discussed the pole barn that will house the generator and jetter. The pole barn will have a gravel floor and possibly a sliding door.
• It was reported that a message was left with the town’s attorney Jeremy Vickers’ secretary regarding the zoning ordinance outline and deed search.
• It was reported that the town’s Fourth of July celebration was very successful.
• Council discussed the dilapidated property grant of $3,000, which is a matching grant. Council is looking into house on Front Street, but needs to contact the homeowner to receive proof of ownership on the property.
• Council agreed to have Greg Roush repair the police cruiser roof and install a strobe light. The town will add insurance and place current tags on the cruiser, which will be used to transport prisoners.
• Amber White and Paula Gregory were names that were submitted to fill the two vacant council seats. Council unanimously agreed for both White and Gregory to fill the positions. Mayor Jerry Tucker will contact the new members.
• It was announced that bids for the wastewater treatment plant took place on Friday, July 17.
• The first reading on the proposed Bond Ordinance Combined Waterworks and Sewage System Revenue Bonds was read.
• Council agreed to apply for the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and Regional Affiliate Foundations grants for playground equipment for the town park and for a new police cruiser.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.