Matewan City talks Veolia contract


By Kendra Mahon - [email protected]



MATEWAN, W.Va. – The monthly meeting of the Matewan City Council was held at Matewan City Hall Tuesday night.

Jason Allen, project manager for Veolia Water presented the current contract which is up for renewal on June 30, Mayor Shelia Kessler stated “due to the short notice on this matter, I would like to ask for a 30-day extension to be granted to give us time to look over the current contract.” Mr. Allen said he would ask and let them know.

Chief of Police Dave Stratton asked the council to secure funds to send new hire Larry Ross to the West Virginia Police Academy in August. This request was approved.

Also, Chief Stratton presented his monthly report in which the police department responded to two domestics, two accidents, one breaking and entering and arrested one fugitive from justice.

The Matewan Volunteer Fire Department had 15 firefighters attend the Mingo County Fire School on June 3,4 and 5 in Williamson. Many of the attendees received their certifications for the year. In the monthly report for the fire department, they responded to two motor vehicle collisions, ten EMS calls, six drills, one river bank search, one trail rescue and set up two landing zones.

Plans were discussed for the Homecoming event which will be held September 10. Anyone who would like to be on the homecoming planning committee, they will be meeting on Tuesdays starting June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Matewan City Hall conference room.

Monthly meetings of the Matewan City Council are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is July 12 at Matewan City Hall.

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By Kendra Mahon

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Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext. 2278.

Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext. 2278.

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