In a special meeting held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, Parsons City Council voted to look into purchasing the former Tucker County Logging building for $175,000. This building, located along US219, outside of the city limits, would be used to store all city owned equipment and would replace the current city garage located at the end of Walnut street. Council did not hold any discussion regarding the financing of this proposed purchase.
Council agreed to submit a grant application to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to place generators at two lift stations and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A resolution to support the filing of a Hazard Mitigation Project with the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to elevate seven homes in the Pulp Mill Bottom area was passed.
The Moore-Porterwood Water Extension Project has been completed. Twelve bacteriological samples were taken from various points in the extension and all were negative. Two meters have been installed and others will be as customers sign up for service.
Council voted to hold a Citywide Fall Cleanup Event the week of October 21 – 25, 2013.
In other business, council voted to pay current invoices, make repairs to equipment and, to reallocate $6,000 from the William Mahan Harman Fund monies previously allocated to street repair ($3,500) and a sewer contingency fund ($2,500) to fund the Homewood Street Storm Drainage Improvement project.