"We decided to have our free day of swimming at the pool during this year's fair, " said Mayor Jim Blevins during the July meeting of the Man Town Council.
"The park pool is going good this summer, " noted Councilman John Fekete. "Saturday, August 7 is going to be our free day at the pool, which will coincide with the town's street fair and we will have free swimming and free hot dogs."
This year's Man Street Fair will be August 6 and 7 and will feature plenty of fun for the whole family. Councilman Roger Muncy said he planned on approaching area businesses for donations to make the event bigger and better.
"I will donate $100 myself," Mayor Blevins said.
"We will buy hot dogs with that donation," Muncy said, adding that he wished the bridge in town would have been completed in time for a car show. Mayor Blevins said he heard the bridge may be completed some time in August.
Mayor Blevins discussed recent flooding issues, noting that, due to the hard work of a lot of residents in Man, the lower part of South Man was recovering fairly well.
"The work there is coming along good and they are about finished with it," Blevins said.
Blevins recently met with Logan County Commission President Art Kirkendoll, FEMA officials and officials with a local coal company about doing some repairs to some collapsed drainage pipes around town, noted Councilman John Fekete.
Blevins said those and other repairs should be made soon. Blevins said flood victims who have not done so need to contact FEMA and can visit the Recovery Center at Logan High School.
The council also heard a complaint from a local resident who said she felt her daughter had been singled out unfairly and told not to ride her dune buggy around town.
Police Chief Dave Walls said the girl was not a problem and that so long as she was riding from one point to another and not cruising or riding around in circles there was no problem.
"If she just wants to go to the pool or the store, that's okay," Walls said. Councilmember Mavis Toler agreed. Others on the council said the young woman was safety conscious and always wore a helmet.
Mayor Blevins said there had been some complaints about dirt bikes and UTVs in the South Man area in regards to people cruising and joyriding aggressively.
Councilman Fekete said he once called the police on a UTV rider in the winter who was in a parking lot doing "donuts" as he was afraid the rider was going to get injured. Fekete said the town welcomes riders, but asks that people obey the law and behave in a respectful manner.