The Free Press WV
June 04, 2018
7:00 p.m.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Dennis Fitzpatrick with Council members Dean, Wiant, and Taylor present. Council members Fisher and Huffman were absent.

Pledge of Allegiance

I. Call to Order

Public Comments


A. Approval of Minutes – May 7th, 2018

The minutes from the May 07, 2018 meeting were reviewed. No corrections were noted and minutes were placed on file for audit.


II. Reports


We are currently at 92.88% of the fiscal year budget with revenue at 100% and expenditures at 95.08%. Councilwoman Dean made a motion to approve the financial statement as presented. Councilwoman Taylor seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Street Report

The current Street Dept. Supervisor has resigned to take another job. Mayor Fitzpatrick noted that he had just hired a new street worker, Scott McCullough, at $9 per hour and Scott will be on probation status for 90 days. The hourly wage will increase to $10 per hour following the satisfactory probationary period.

Police Report

Chief Huffman was absent. Mayor Fitzpatrick reviewed the police report with council. Mayor Fitzpatrick will follow up with city police regarding procedure for pulling over vehicles along road for safety concerns.

Glenville Utility

A three-inch water line leak was repaired on Beverly Drive. A recent water plant inspection was completed with no violations. There was a sewer leak on a service line on Mineral Road that was corrected.


Nothing to report.

Mayor Comments


* 5K Run

Mayor Fitzpatrick noted that FRN has requested permission to hold a 5K run on August 25 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The City will help patrol this event.

* Folk Festival – Street Closure

The Folk Festival Committee submitted a letter requesting street closures throughout the week for the annual Folk Festival. The City will close Court Street from Main Street to back of United Bank on Monday for construction of the platform for square dancing, close Main Street at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and 3:00 p.m. on Friday with street closure all day on Saturday. The parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Folk Festival Committee will pay $150 for use of the City Park to cover electricity and water. Mayor Fitzpatrick reminded council that he will be traveling to Weirton to attend a WV Municipal League quarterly meeting and will attend the annual training meeting for Flood Plain Management on June 11. Council has already approved his travel reimbursement for expenses.

* Part-time workers for Festival (3)

Requested approval to hire three (3) part-time workers at minimum wage for approximately 30 hours each to work during Folk Festival. Councilwoman Taylor made a motion to hire three part-time workers at minimum wage for approximately 30 hours each for Folk Festival. Councilwoman Dean seconded the motion. Motion passed.

* Ribbon cutting for the Pioneer Stage Blue Grass building on the 20 th/6 p m.

GSC President Pellett requested Mayor Fitzpatrick attend the upcoming ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bluegrass building (the old Midland Building) on Wednesday, June 20.

* Parade 23rd at 11:00

The Folk Festival Parade will be held on Saturday, June 23, at 11:00 a.m.

* Gadney returning in June

Officer Gadney will return to duty the 18th of June following additional military training.

* Bullet Proof Vest Approval

Chief Huffman has requested the purchase of a new bullet proof vest at a total cost of $1340 to replace his current one. Councilwoman Dean made a motion to approve the purchase of a new bullet-proof vest for Chief Huffman. Councilman Wiant seconded the motion. Motion passed.

* Reed double wide

Burk Reed would like to place a double wide trailor near his garage on Walnut Street following the purchase of his current property for the new round-about location. Councilwoman Dean made a motion to approve the placement of a double wide home at this new location. Councilman Wiant seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Mayor Fitzpatrick requested Councilman Wiant send him the pole number for the street light that is currently out so he can follow up on this for repair.

III. Unfinished Business


IV. New Business


V. Other Business to come before Council


VI. Next City Council Meeting

The next council meeting will be July 02, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

VII. Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 7:13 p.m.

The Glenville mayor is doing an excellent job and the town is lucky to have him on the job. Getting old houses torn down was a kept promise and the town looks much better at those places. Let’s have more of it.

Comment by Citizen  on  07.11.2018

Excellent meeting minutes I wish we could see more local news like this..  Where can I find information on the recent lawsuit between the Gilmer County Commission and Prosecutor Hough?  I understand Judge Alsop issued a decision?

Comment by Reader  on  07.14.2018

The Glenville mayor is doing an excellent job and the town is so much lucky to have him there, Hope we will also have you

Comment by Emily Medison  on  07.22.2018
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