Hotel tax fund requests due soon
The Town of Bath Council announced that hotel-motel funding requests are due by February 29. Mayor Susan Webster made the announcement at the Tuesday evening, January 17 council meeting.
New town clerk hired
Debra Peck has been hired as the Town of Bath’s Town Clerk. She fills the position left open when Margie Allgyer moved to the Health Department.
Peck has been working for several years across the hall at the Warm Springs Public Service District. She will start work at her new position on February 1.
The council reviewed 37 applications for the job before deciding to hire Peck at a special meeting Friday, January 20.
Peck was then sworn-in as the new town clerk by Mayor Webster.
Tree Board appointed
Councilman Andy Swaim put forth a list of people interested in serving on the town’s tree board. Larry Lower, Denis Scott, Hebert Eppinger and Kristine O’Brien all expressed their desire to serve along with Swaim on the board.
Council appointed those on the list to the board. Swaim said he will schedule a meeting of the new board and discuss a policy for reporting tree problems.
Streetscape Committee co-chair Larry Lower presented council with a resolution in support of the committee’s application for a $475,000 Transportation Enhancement Program grant.
If awarded the grant will be used to continue the Street-scape project on the east side of Mercer Street and to work on Congress, Independence and Union streets as well as the west side of Fairfax Street, Lower said.
Council approved the resolution and it was signed by Mayor Susan Webster.
Chiefs’ association meeting
Bath Police Chief Craig Pearrell said plans are progressing for the annual West Virginia Chiefs of Police Association meeting that will be held this year in Berkeley Springs.
The meeting will take place in September, Pearrell said.
Any businesses with ideas for hosting and entertaining the 60-70 police chiefs and their families should contact Chief Pearrell.
Pearrell reported the police department is now up and running on the nationwide Uniform Crime Reporting System software. Using the software is now a requirement for police agencies statewide.
Meeting date changed
The second meeting in the month of February has been changed from February 21 to February 23 due to several council members attending a seminar in Martinsburg the day of the originally scheduled meeting.