ALDERSON (WVDN) – The Alderson Town Council held a regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 10, at City Hall. The agenda included project updates, holiday announcements, presentations and more.
According to the updates given by Mayor Travis Copenhaver, the Flat Mountain flood/storm upgrade project has been completed. There was no update on the water plant project.
One of the main issues discussed included safety for school buses. Several bus drivers attended the meeting to talk about an issue of space at the corner of Cedar and Virginia. According to the drivers, when vehicles park along the road, especially on the left side, it decreases the space available for the buses to make the turn. Drivers must be incredibly cautious to avoid parked cars and keep an eye on kids crossing. The drivers feel it presents a concern.
After reviewing the current maps, it was determined that they could extend the school hours “no parking” area to make more room for the buses.
During the meeting, the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the local VFW both made presentations with recent updates.
The meeting turned its attention to the upcoming holidays and subsequent events. The Christmas home decor contest judging will take place on Dec. 9. Following the parade on Dec. 2, Santa will be at Alderson Fire Department to visit with the children. Step-off for the parade begins at 6 p.m. Like last year, there will be a quiet area during the parade. No sirens, horns or other noise is allowed through this section which is designed for parade-goers with sensory processing issues.
On the subject of holidays, the mayor took a moment to thank everyone who decorated the scarecrows throughout the town.
After a few more discussions, the meeting came to a close.
The Alderson Town Council meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Alderson City Hall. For more information about the Christmas festivities, call City Hall at 304-445-2916.