MATEWAN, W.Va. – A fresh new face sat at the table during Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Matewan City Council.
Todd Nenni presided over his first city council meeting since being selected to fill the spot left vacant by the passing of his father and long- time councilman Eddie Nenni.
Jason Allen with Veolia Water updated the council on the water department’s current contract negotiations with the city.
Several months ago the contract between Veolia and the city of Matewan was up for renewal since that time the contract has been extended several times by both the city and Veolia Water.
Currently both parties have agreed to continue under the agreement of the previous contract and an extension date was set for December 31, 2016.
Donna Paterino, approached the council to ask for funding in order to provide drinks, side dishes and dessert for the annual Veteran’s Day Program. Paterino informed the council Mingo County Magistrates-elect David Justice and Donald Sansom will be providing a pig to roast for the event.
The Veteran’s Day parade is set to begin at 12:30 on November 11.
Councilwoman Francine Jones advised the council several companies had shown an interest in purchasing the Magnolia High School Complex. A suggestion was made by Mayor Shelia Kessler, to look into the possibility of getting bids on the property.
Council is aware the process could still take a matter of time. From a legal stand point an appraisal with have to be made on the property, advertising of bids will have to be published through local media outlets and bids will have to be looked at.
Matewan resident Marvin Jones approached the council about the possibility of purchasing a large screen where the town could show movies during special events or possible start offering a weekly movie night.
Jones found an inflatable screen with projector and speakers for around $1000.00.
“People here for Trail Fest all last weekend didn’t have a lot to do and I think it would benefit our town to be able to offer some type of entertainment,” said, Jones.
The next regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Matewan City Council will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15 and is open to the public.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext 2278.