Mayor Fox appoints Heintzman
Curtis Heintzman was sworn in by Sistersville Mayor Dave Fox on Monday evening. Heintzman has been appointed to the Sistersville City Council. Additionally, Fox swore in Councilman Richard Long who was re-elected to serve his ward for a term of four years.
First on the agenda was the second reading of an ordinance of the City of Sistersville amending the codified ordinances. In short, the ordinance will update the building codes for the City. The council voted unanimously to adopt the measure.
Grant Coorindator Tim Meeks was on hand on behalf of the Mid Ohio Valley Regional Council to present the council with a resolution to draw-down funds to pay invoices connected to the ongoing water project on Virginia Terrace and Klondike.
In related matters, Water Board Chairman Allan Maxwell updated the quorum on the progress made on the project so far. According to Maxwell, the water lines for Virginia Terrace have been installed and the crew is now working on the Klondike installation. The crews have met with a few setbacks, but ultimately the project is going smoothly Maxwell reported.
Councilman Vance Ash remarked, “The contractor working on the project has done an outstanding job.”
The Planning Commission sought approval for their 2010 budget. Harold Dally presented the council with a mock-up of a project idea in the works.
Dally reported that he has been in contact with Don Rush from Sistersville Tanks Works and together they have come up with a ‘gateway’ to extend over Diamond Street. According to the plans, the signage will read “Welcome to Sistersville” and will rest on two oil derricks placed on either side of the street.
Other projects are in the works and will be facilitated by the Planning Commission through their new budget.
Sistersville Police Chief Dave Howell informed the City Council that his department has successfully completed the Taser training are are now certified to carry the electronic control devices on patrol. The training was held in Charleston last month and was hosted by the Charleston Police Department. First Federal Savings Bank and Union Bank footed the bill for the officers’ training.
The next regular meeting of the Sistersville City Council will be held on July 12 in the council chambers. All meetings are open to the public.