Durbin council approves purchase of banners
In preparation for Durbin Days Heritage Festival, Durbin council discussed purchasing new banners to promote the event at the monthly meeting May 8.
Recorder John Osborne explained that the banners would be similar, but larger, than the recently purchased town banners. Council approved using $600 from the Durbin Days account to purchase two banners.
Mayor Donald Peck said the town worker requested a pay increase to mow the lawn at the town cemetery. Peck explained that the town currently pays $100 each time the cemetery is mowed.
Council discussed the issue and agreed that $100 was plenty for someone to mow the cemetery with the townﾒs mower.
Councilmember Bob Gray said his nephew would take over mowing the cemetery if council did not want to increase the town workerﾒs pay.
Council approved to hire Tommy Gray to mow the cemetery at a rate of $100 per mowing. Bob Gray abstained from the vote.
Councilmember Mike Vance asked for an executive session to discuss past due bills and condemned properties. WVMRﾒs Geoff Hamill questioned the legality of the executive session, stating that it is legal for council to discuss the condemned properties in an open session.
Vance explained that the council may have to discuss legal issues concerning the condemned properties and Hamill said council must have a lawyer present in order to discuss legal issues.
Council went into executive session to discuss past due bills and tabled the discussion of condemned properties.