|Iron Gate Town Council: Busy Night Sept. 24, 2020|
|By Judy Mofffitt Clark|
Iron Gate, VA (Sept. 24, 2020) - At their regular monthly meeting Thursday night, Iron Gate Town Council:
- Held a public hearing on - and later voted to approve - an ordinance to allow council to meet virtually, if necessary. Council is currently meeting in Town Hall with social distancing in place. There was some discussion about possibly finding a larger venue.
- Declined - after much research and discussion - a request from Walter and Betsy Rogers to abandon a portion of 6th Street.
- Discussed what to do about several delinquent water and sewer bills. Due to the COVID-19, pandemic, water service is not being cut off for delinquent accounts.
- Decided to ask the parks and recreation department to consider making a donation to the fire department's Halloween carnival on October 31. The fire department is selling rubber ducks, which will be placed in the Jackson River near the Verge Street bridge at noon on the day of the carnival, as a fund-raiser. There are substantial prizes being offered for the winners of the rubber duck race.
- Heard updates on several items, including: the lawsuit filed by Jennifer Simpson; Mayor Unroe and council member Kawanha Persinger will hold a meeting on September 28 with the Western Virginia Water Authority concerning a recently installed water meter; a report on hands-free doors and faucets.
- Decided to allow town residents to get fill material from the public works area, during regular business hours and after signing a waiver.