City Council Meeting; New Chief of Police in Richwood

Richwood, WV – The Richwood City Council met this evening, May 9, 2019, as a make-up meeting from last week, where they had to cancel due to not having the required quorum.

To begin the session, Councilwoman Sherry Chapman led in prayer, which immediately led everyone in attendance into saying the pledge of allegiance.

After that, Mayor Chris Drennen asked each councilmember to brainstorm a date to hold the next Finance Committee meeting and Nuisance Committee meeting. A few minutes passed by, finally, the council agreed to hold the next Finance Committee meeting on May 27, 2019, at 6 P.M., and the next Nuisance Committee meeting on June 4, 2019, at 6 P.M.

Then, Mayor Chris Drennen asked the council to vote on whether or not the city should accept a recommended payment agreement plan brought about by MonPower. The city council approved it.

Following that vote, another vote took place; A referendum to change the city’s employee insurance plan.

“We are proposing to change the city’s employee insurance plan to Plan C,” Councilwoman Chris McKenzie said, later adding, “It will cover city employees 100 percent, but they will have to pay for their families insurance plans.”

It was approved, as well.

After that, a vote to accept former Councilman Glen Weiler’s resignation request took place. The city council approved Mr. Weiler’s resignation.

Finally, to close the meeting, Officer Chuck Burkhamer was nominated to be the next Chief of Police in the city of Richwood — his nomination was approved.

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Jharad K. McClung-Lester

Jharad K. McClung Lester is the founder of The Richwood Leader. He's a bi-weekly columnist at the Rogue Review, and has words published in the Charleston Gazette, Lone Conservative, and FlipSide News.
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