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City of Philippi appoints new building commissioner

Dates for Trick-or-Treat, Christmas parade also set

October 18, 2012
By Melissa Toothman - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

Philippi City Council appointed a fifth member to the Philippi Municipal Building Commission during Tuesday's meeting.

City Manager Karen Weaver said the Building Commission, which usually has five members, had one vacancy. David Mulneix was appointed to the vacancy by request of the building commission.

Weaver also announced some upcoming events. Trick-or-Treat in Philippi has been set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and will be followed by a 7:30 p.m. parade.

The Christmas parade, sponsored by Philippi Main Street and the local Convention and Visitors Bureau, will be 7 p.m. Nov. 30 in Philippi. The theme of the parade will be "Merry Christmas on the Philippi Express."

Weaver asks that toy trains be placed in the windows of the local stores, city buildings and participants as decorations to keep with the theme. Also the annual craft show will be offered Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at City Hall.

Weaver also reported on some old business from the previous meeting. She said a request has been made to allow the city to open bids for the Wastewater Treatment Plant project and she hopes bids will be opened by mid-December. The Public Service Commission will have to review and decide whether or not to approve the request to open bids, Weaver said.

"We feel that we will be given permission to go out to bid," Weaver said.

At the Philippi City Council meeting on Oct. 2, Craig D. Richards, project engineer for Burgess & Niple, suggested that the fall and winter months are a great time to advertise bids.

At an earlier meeting, a citizen brought a water leak on Walnut Street to the attention of council.

Weaver reported that the leak has been taken care of. The leak was coming from a service line to a residence along the street and was identified.

Weaver said the water plant project was progressing on time, but a tour of the plant scheduled for Tuesday evening had to be postponed.

Council went into executive session at the request of Tammy Corder, a county resident. The executive session lasted about 20 minutes and no further business was discussed afterward.

Mayor Jerry Mouser and Councilman Terrence Boyd were unable to attend Tuesday. In Mouser's absence, Tammy Stemple, city clerk, presided over the meeting.



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