During the Ronceverte City Council meeting on Monday, City Administrator Reba Mohler and grant consultant Doug Hylton stated that streetscape phases three and four still have grant funds available which they said will go toward more landscaping, lampposts, and planters in the downtown area, as well as toward the purchase and planting of more trees. Additionally, seven benches are to be placed along Edgar Avenue.
Hylton gave credit to Ronceverte’s Public Works crews for their heavy lifting in their participation in beautifying the River City’s streetscapes. He also said funding sources like Hollowell and Greenbrier County Arts & Recreation are in place, going forward, to tackle the reinforcement work on the two brick foundation walls above and below Main Street.
The town’s efforts to enhance and upgrade the area are not going unnoticed. In fact, Hylton said, the annual Main Street West Virginia awards will be handed out later this month in Charleston by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in which the Town of Ronceverte will figure prominently.
In other business:
• Dunn Engineering consultant Eric Hartman gave his monthly update on the construction progress of the city’s sewer plant, stating that the start-up date is still on schedule. The VLR walls are going up and soon it will begin to “look like a building,” Hartman said.
• The Ronceverte Museum has moved from its store-front location on Edgar Avenue to the old Lions Club building next to the post office.
• City council also wants the public to know about Ronceverte’s weekly flea market, now held every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is located across the street from the Tri-County produce store on Edgar Avenue. The funds all go to support the city’s library.
• And don’t miss the 2016 Ronceverte River Festival this weekend at Island Park. Tickets for the Rubber Ducky Race are still available at City Hall and other outlets in town.