Wilbur named to the Wilmington College Dean’s List Opal Van Hoose Ruby Yazell Chris Volk North Adams High School holds annual Homecoming ceremonies Six workers injured in power plant explosion Commissioners hold proclamation ceremony for 4-H Week Senior Profile: Shyanne Tucker Coach Young Classic is Saturday at NAHS Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners

PEEBLES VILLAGE COUNCIL

The Peebles Village Council gathered for their monthly meeting on July 7, 2015.

Mayor Victor Warfe opened by leading all present in the Pledge of Allegiance and council members Kevin Cross, Richard Hoop, Eugenia Gordley, Wayne Setty and Larry Shiveley answered the roll call.

The Mayor advised council that their next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015.

Kevin Cross moved to approve previous minutes, got a second by Eugenia Gordley, and all voted yea.

Wayne Setty made a motion to approve the paid bills for June, which was seconded by Richard Hoop and again all voted yea. Richard Hoop made the motion to approve the Mayor’s Report of fines in the net amount of $1495, seconed by Kevin Cross, and again approved unanimously. Kevin Cross moved to approve the Police Chief Report, gained a second from Wayne Setty and all votedyea. Finally, Larry Shiveley made the motion to approve the water/sewer report, which was seconded by Wayne Setty and approved by the entire council.

CFO Sheila Browning presented the budget for 2016. Members discussed the annual amount for various funds and Councilman Shiveley moved to waive the three readings of Ordinance 2015-05 Village of Peebles 2016 Budget, seconded by Wayne Setty, and all yeas. Wayne Setty motioned to approve and accept Ordinance 2015-05 Village of Peebles 2016 Budget, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, and again all votes yea.

CFO Browning stated the lines had been painted downtown and look nice.

Next up was Resolution 2015-03 to the Adams County Board of Elections to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation. The motion to accept was presented by Councilman Setty, seconded by Richard Hoop and approved by the entire council..

Next before the group was Resolution 2015-04 to the Adams County Board of Elections to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation. This motion to accept was made by Eugenia Gordley, seconded by Kevin Cross, with all voting yea.

Resolution 2015-05 to Adams County Board of Elections with intention to proceed to levy a renewal tax in excess of the ten mill limitation came up next with the motion to accept by Richard Hoop, seconded by Wayne Setty, with all yeas once more.

The third reading of Ordinance 2015-04 establishing limited parking on North Main Street between McMillan Street and Portsmouth Road was presented to council. A motion by Larry Shiveley to approve Ordinance, Ordinance 2015-04 was seconded by Kevin Cross, all votes yea.

Administrator Dean Bailey discussed a pending issue with council, the Nixon Avenue railroad viaduct blacktop.

Sewer plant supervisor Sean Stone advised council that he has estimates to replace glass windows at the sewer plant, Adams County Glass in West Union for $5,480 and from Security Glass Block in Martinsville for $1,620. After a discussion on the estimates, Councilman Shiveley moved to have Security Glass Block replace the windows for $1,620.

Superintendent Sean Stone also had quotes to seal the driveway and parking areas of the sewer plant from McFarland Blacktop Sealing in Peebles for $1,050. Council discussed the quotes and Larry Shiveley moved to have McFarland Blacktop Sealing do the work at the sewer plant for the total amount of $1,838.40, seconded by Kevin Cross. The votes were Wayne Setty, nay; Shiveley, Gordley, Hoop and Cross yea, and the motion carried.

Solicitor Dana Whalen had nothing for council for this meeting.

Fire Chief Mike Estep was unable to attend the meeting but did send a volunteer who asked for council acceptance of Jessica Shiveley and Andrew Davis as new volunteers. Councilman Shiveley stated he had not been contacted regarding the new volunteers and suggested the matter be tabled until the next meeting when the Chief would be present.

CFO Browning advised that she would like a meeting to discuss the police department finances sometime in the next month.

From the audience, Dean Frost noted a farm had sold and asked if it could it be annexed. The owner is unwilling to be annexed.

Statements by council: Larry Shiveley discussed having a small group conduct a concert at the McCoy Park on Simmons Avenue He stated that he had spoken with a group and asked for input on the matter. The group would accept $200 for the appearance. Mr. Shiveley will get more information.

Other issues discussed were broken camera at the basketball court, removal of dead trees at McCoy Park, Green Beanery selling drinks at the concert and Peebles Knothole selling hamburgers. Additionally , Pat Warfe has trimmed the boxwood shrubs in the park and Council expressed their appreciation for her work.

All business concluded and a motion to adjourn was made by Richard Hoop, seconded by Eugenia Gordley, all yea.

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All resolutions are approved for July

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