By Dakota Baker
Ronceverte City Council held their monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. During this meeting there was an amending of the new ordinances with regard to food, arts, and crafts vendors. The original ordinance required that all vendors must pay an annual $25 fee as well as a $10 fee per vendor, however, the ordinance was amended on Monday night and now vendors are only required to pay the $25 annual fee. This $25 annual fee covers all events held during the fiscal year.
In protest of the annual fee, organizers of the Christmas Show fundraiser for the American Heritage Music Hall canceled their event scheduled for Nov. 10 and 11.
In other news, Brandy Reese with WV New Jobs Coalition presented Monday night. Per their website, the WV New Jobs Coalition “is a partnership of organizations seeking to bring new, well-paying jobs to the Mountain State. We want our state to be a place where people want to live and work, raise families, and retire.” The WV New Jobs Coalition is partnered with Working Families Part West Virginia, Sierra Club, and West Virginia Citizen Action Group. According to their website the WV New Jobs Coalition has brought 50,000 new jobs to West Virginia.
Anthony Brown from Thrasher Engineering gave an update on the Wastewater Project taking place on Monroe Avenue, and reported that the project is going as scheduled.
There is also a Breast Cancer Survivor walk scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7. Registration runs from 9 to 10 a.m. The walk will take place after registration, and after the walk there will be games, music, food, and testimonials from breast cancer survivors.
It’s time to get spooky, because Ronceverte will be hosting another town-wide Halloween decorating contest. Everyone dust off your old Halloween decorations, because we want to see what you’ve got! Halloween festivities will also be hosted by the Town of Ronceverte on Oct. 28, with more details to be announced this month.