By Sarah Richardson
White Sulphur Springs City Council met earlier this week to discuss potential projects to be financed by American Rescue Plan funds and to hear an update on the ongoing water line extension projects on the outskirts of town.
City Recorder Kathy Glover provided a list of projects currently being considered by the American Rescue Plan Committee. “We’ve been meeting a couple times a month and have some proposed expenditures to look into. Possibly the installation of a pneumatic tube for payment, where people can pay their bills without having to get out [of their vehicles], there is also the possibility of purchasing property behind City Hall to make a parking lot and to allow that tubing to go into place.”
Another considered option is a new electronic sign for the front of City Hall to complete the current sign. “we are working with a couple of companies to get information on replacing the sign out front so it can be used to provide information to the citizens on things going on, or emergencies that they might need to be aware of.
They are also looking into adding signage promoting White Sulphur along I-64 east, using the same ad they are running in the February edition of the Greenbrier Valley’s Convention and Visitor Center’s guide.
The Council approved the list of projects.
In other news:
- Ed Robinson with E.L. Engineering reported continued progress with the water line expansion projects, saying “Church Street’s been finished, and Big Draft has been finished. They will be back in the spring to clean up, they just completed their work right around Christmas so it wasn’t a good time to do that, but they’ll be back and straighten up.” He noted that they have installed a fire hydrant at the front of Hope Village in response to a citizen pointing out that there was no hydrant located there.
- For the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, Jan. 17, City Hall will be closed and the Monday garbage pickup in the city will be picked up on Tuesday, Jan. 18, instead.