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Hurricane City Council News

The Hurricane Middle School Girls Basketball Team was honored at the May 6 city council meeting.

Prior to the conduct of regular business at its May city council meeting, the City of Hurricane honored the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association Cross-Country (18 and under) WV State Champion Dylan Lunsford. Dylan, a Hurricane High student, won the championship at Coopers Rock State Park on Sunday, May 5th.

The Council also presented certificates of recognition to members of the Hurricane Middle School Girls Basketball Team at the Monday, May 6 meeting. The girls won the Mid Valley Athletic Conference title and tournament. The Michelle Alford coached team finished with a perfect 22-0 record. The squad averaged 49 points per game while hitting on 40% of their 2-point attempts and 28% from 3-point distance. Recognized for individual standout performances were: Madelynn Alford and Kenya Kathale (Most Steals); Colby O’Malley and Brooklyn Jones (Most Points); Brooklyn Jones and Colby O’Malley (Most Rebounds); Colby O’Malley and Emery Ahebwa (Most Blocks); and Colby O’Malley and Emery Ahebwa (Highest Shooting Percent).

In regular business, the council voted to accept the annexation request by the Board of Education to have West Teays and Mountain View Elementary School properties be brought into city limits. The annexations will not become effective until finalized by the Putnam County Commission.

The council approved acceptance of the deed for 109 Caroline Circle. The property was under liens to the city because owner had failed to maintain it.

Council approved a resolution to purchase the State Road property at the junction of State Routes 19 and 34 for $220,000. Once the sale is approved by the DOH and finalized, the city plans to lease the property to a private party who will fill the entire area between Mill Road and the property formerly owned by Cummings Collection Service.

In other action, Stephanie Young was appointed to fill a vacancy on the City of Hurricane Planning Commission Board.

City Manager Andy Skidmore announced that Hurricane Bridge Park will host its first out-of-state baseball tournament on June 1st.

Sherry Wilkins addressed Council concerning an offer by West Virginia American Water to purchase the City of Hurricane Wastewater Treatment Center. Wilkins is opposed to private ownership and asked the council to issue a statement of opposition to the proposed sale. The Hurricane Sewer Board voted to table acting upon the request at its April meeting. Any action by the Sewer Board must be approved by Council.

The next Hurricane Council meeting is June 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

West Virginia Mountain Bike Association Cross-Country (18 and under) WV State Champion Dylan Lunsford poses with Mayor Scott Edwards.
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