Eleni Brick, Representative from The Thrasher Group spoke on the Parsons Sewer Extension Project and issued a Certificate of Substantial Completion in which City Council approved.
Ms. Brick also presented a contract to the City Council to start the design and construction drawings for the Parsons Emergency Water Preparedness and Resiliency Project. This project would connect Hamrick PSD and the City’s water systems together. Each utility will serve as each other’s backup water source in times of system failures or in times of emergency. City Council approved this contract unanimously.
City Council made it in the form of a motion that they will be reviewing/adjusting water and sewer rates every 3 years.
In order to certify the new code enforcement officer, the State Fire Marshal’s Office required the City to adopt the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code. The new code was presented and passed on first reading.
City Council made a proclamation declaring the Month of April 2021 as National Donate Life Month. (A jpg file is attached to this email.)
City Council will be sponsoring Highlands Trail Foundation’s Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon in the amount of $250. The Highlands Trail Foundation’s Blackwater Canyon Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Two contracts were presented to City Council from the Tygart Valley Conservation District. One was in the amount of $46,000 to construct two wooden piers at the Pulp Mill Bottom Pond. The other one was for $137,000 to construct trails as designed by The Thrasher Group. This project will be funded by a grant from the West Virginia Division of Highways. This contract was approved pending approval by the West Virginia Division of Highways.
City Council agreed to sponsor this year’s Annual Spring Clean-Up Week for Monday, May 10th through Friday, May 14th, 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. One standard pickup truck load of residential refuse will be accepted per city residence; tires will be accepted for a fee.
City Council accepted the resignation of Jackson L. Helmick who was the Cemetery Groundskeeper.
William R. Rothenburgh was transferred to the Parsons City Cemetery.
Christopher A. Synder was hired for the Public Works Laborer/Equipment Operator Position.
Michael Canfield and Cody Pennington were hired as Seasonal Groundkeepers for the Parks and Recreation Development.
The next meeting of the Parsons City Council will be at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 20th.