J.D. CharlesFor The Logan Banner
November 16, 2012
Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti had another update on the new Hatfield-McCoy Trail Connector Project which had initially been expected to be completed soon. Nolletti said that he had spoken with HMT’s deputy director, John Fekete who explained how a recent massive winter storm that struck the entire region had caused the trail system to pull their equipment from that project and send it out to different counties to remove downed trees and such to get the trails opened back
up as quickly as possible.
“When that equipment gets back here, it should be fairly quick in getting the new Trailhead opened,” the mayor said at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Logan City Council.
Mayor Nolletti said that the public will be invited to a special meeting on Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. to address the Main Street Program about the possibility of plans and grants to revitalize the city of Logan.
“This is a very important project and we invite everybody to attend,” he said.
• In other news:
City Accountant Jeff Valet discussed this month’s $90,000 in bills, which was up considerably from the usual $70-$80 thousand a month tally. Valet explained that in addition to a garbage truck needing $4,800 in repairs there were several other unusual expenses this past month including payments to Brickstreet for worker’s comp.
• Mr. Harry Porter addressed the council with a complaint regarding harassing phone calls he has received for several months. Porter said he and his wife had filed complaints with the police department about the calls but had not heard anything back. City Attorney Kendall Partlow noted that it can take several months before being given a phone number by the phone company after a request and said the council would ask Logan Police Chief E.K. Harper about the matter when he returned to work following a health matter.
• Mayor Nolletti said that Larry Bailey was retiring from the city street department after 40 years of service.
• Ray Perry said he had recently inspected the new hotel across from Subway on Stratton Street and was told it may be open by mid-December.
• Mayor Nolletti said Phyllis Adkins donated the town a Christmas tree and the town’s Christmas Parade will be coming up on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m.