Lewisburg trick or treaters will be welcomed at all porch-lit houses on Oct. 31 between the hours of 6-8 p.m., said Mayor John Manchester at the Tuesday night city council meeting. Residents are encouraged to park their vehicles and walk to reduce traffic in the high density trick or treat neighborhoods of town. The mayor also announced that a new street light has been installed at the corner of Graham and South Court to light the paths of trick or treaters in the Graham addition area.
In other business:
- Fire Chief Joey Thomas continues to encourage residents to take advantage of free smoke detectors offered by the department (three per residence, including installation). He said 48 smoke detector installations were made last month.
- Police Chief Tim Stover announced that an FBI directed active shooter training event he attended in Beckley will be available for local elementary school teachers in December.
- The city council voted to withdraw the city’s offer to collaborate with the trustees of the Shuck Memorial Baptist Church in building a parking lot behind the church. With an estimated cost of between $55,000 to $65,000 for the construction of the lot, the mayor said it was hard to justify the creation of 20 to 22 parking spaces.
- The second reading of ordinance 273, updating the codified ordinances of the city code, was approved.
- Manchester said a new cell tower to be situated on Ruckner Street is needed as a revenue source for the city, and will serve to enhance reception for cell phone users within the downtown area.