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Memorial display planned at city hall

NEW CUMBERLAND — City Council approved the creation of a memorial hall at Monday’s meeting.

Community Service Director George Hines came to the meeting to ask permission to hang New Cumberland related military photos in the city building.

He said New Cumberland celebrates its military history and veterans, and he has a number of photos he’s looking to place on display.

The memorial hall will be an extension of the New Cumberland City Museum, which is managed by Hines and housed in the city building

He plans to hang several photos, including some of the Last Man Standing club, which was a group of local World War II veterans.

Hines reported the city building is an ideal place for displaying the photos because its easy access for the community. He asked to use two walls in the city building and to hang a sign to mark the hall.

In other action, council:

¯ Approved the second reading of an ordinance to incorporate state code into the city’s police department policy.

¯ Approved monthly bills of $31,460.

¯ Accepted he 2018 audit engagement letter from the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office. The letter indicates that the state auditor’s office will perform New Cumberland’s 2018 audit.

¯ Agreed to put n holiday ad into the paper. City Clerk Sara Hawkins wanted to make sure the council wanted to continue the yearly tradition.

¯ Announced the Christmas Parade will be at 5 p.m. on Nov. 14. The theme is Christmas Toys for Girls and Boys. Line up starts at 4 p.m. and the parade will follow the traditional parade route.

¯ Approved the street department’s request to enter a truck in the Christmas parade.

¯ Police Chief Lester Skinner announced his department is looking for quotes and options on repairs for the Taurus after hitting a deer.

¯ Approved sending the city’s tractor to Vernon Dell for maintenance. It was last at Vernon Dell in May 2018, and Hawkins estimates it will cost $1,500.

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