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

WU Village Council holds Nov. 10 meeting

The West Union Village Council met in regular session on Nov.10 at the Municipal Building with Mayor Ted Grooms presiding. The meeting began with the call to order, Pledge to the flag, and roll call: John R. Lafferty-present, Mark Brewer-present, Benny McCarty-present, Jason Buda (arrived at 7:10 p.m.), Randy Brewer-present, and Steve Rothwell-present. Also in attendance were: Tanya Johnson-Clerk, Shelley Gifford-Treasurer, Roy Stricklett-Police Chief, Lisa Rothwell-Solicitor. Visitors in attendance were Donna Young, Darrel Rockey, Terri Motil, and Matt Sheeley.

A motion was presented by Mark Brewer to approve the minutes of the regular meeting from Oct. 27 as distributed, which was seconded by Benny McCarty with a roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion by Steve Rothwell to approve payment of bills was submitted and seconded by Randy Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A motion was made by Benny McCarty to accept the statement of receipts for Mayor’s Court for the month of October for the net amount of $8,218.25, seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Ordinance 2015-6 amending the Income Tax Ordinance was discussed and Mayor Grooms requested this ordinance to be postponed until next meeting. Council agreed.

Ordinance 2015-7 to set temporary appropriations for 2016 was presented in a motion by Benny McCarty for the first reading, seconded by Mark Brewer, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

A discussion was held on the property insurance, then a motion by Benny McCarty for the property insurance in the amount of $52, 263 was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Terri Motil, EMS, spoke to Council on the number of runs the Life Squad had performed, Christmas dinner, a “Thank You” to the village employees for finding the problem with life squad, and the passing of the EMS tax levy.

Roy Stricklett, West Union Police Chief, discussed with Council some changes with Ordinance 2009-16 and the Solicitor will check into this matter. Also, Stricklett told Council about a felony arrest and a few cars that had been broken into.

The Mayor told Council about the housing of prisoners renewal contract with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office and a motion by Benny McCarty for the contract was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Lisa Rothwell, Solicitor, informed Council about the Income Tax Ordinance and assured Council it will be ready for the next meeting.

Matt Sheeley from the West Union Lions’ Club discussed the parade route for the Adams County Shining Bright Parade to be held on Nov. 28. A motion was made by Randy Brewer to close the parade route and Market Street from Main Street to Mulberry Street for this event, seconded by Benny McCarty, roll call vote: all yea, motion passed.

Donna Young discussed the problems of parking on the Courthouse square. The Mayor will check into this matter.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected. Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council that the Fire Department applied for a $50,000 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Roy Stricklett, Police Chief, spoke on the way warrant round ups were handled and failures to comply with the payment plan.

Council member Jason Buda congratulated Mayor Ted Grooms, Clerk Tanya Johnson, Council member John R. Lafferty and Benny McCarty for being re-elected, Council agreed. Also, Buda informed Council the Fire Department applied for a $50,000.00 grant. He also would like to change the seating of Council.

Council member Randy Brewer discussed the parking problem on North Street, with no action being taken.

A motion by Mark Brewer for executive session ORV 121/22 G1 personal was seconded by John R. Lafferty, roll call vote: all yea. A motion was presented by Benny McCarty to return to regular session, roll call vote: all yea.

The motion by Benny McCarty to adjourn the meeting was seconded by Steve Rothwell, roll call vote: all yea, and the meeting was adjourned.

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