Oceana: Sewer bonds paid off


By John Conley - [email protected]



The Town of Oceana has paid off its sewer bonds, Mayor Tom Evans reported at last Thursday’s council meeting.

“We were $90,000 in arrears on the sewer bonds,” he said.

Later in the meeting, Tami Morgan told the council that the town is also making payments on its loan from the County Commission.

Evans said the payments were set up for $1,000 monthly but the town sometimes pays $2,000.

In other business, the mayor said the town is the in the process of developing a mutual aid agreement with Pineville and the Ravencliff PSD.

Also, representatives of E.L. Robinson advised the council that the Infrastructure Council will meet on June 27 in Charleston at the West Virginia Water Development Authority office.

There will be a technical review meeting at 9 a.m. and a funding review committe will meet at 10 a.m.

They recommended that the town, which is seeking funding, have someone present in case any issues or questions arise.

There was a lengthy discussion of what has to be done to have the city pool ready for its Memorial Day weekend opening.

Council Member Don Morgan said he would like to see the monthly passes eliminated and restore the season passes.

Monthly passes were introduced a couple of years ago due to a short pool season when schools stayed in session until late June.

The Oceana and Mullens pools are expected to be the only area pools open this summer. Pineville’s pool has been closed for two years, and the Twin Falls outdoor pool is one of several closed by the state as a cost cutting measure.

An AED (Automated External Defibrillator) will be required at the pool by the time it opens.

City Judge Chuck Childers noted that all lifeguards should be trained to use it.

There was also a discussion of hours for the night watchman and preventing break ins. Police were asked to go through the area at night.

Police Chief Matt Sluss said his department received 94 calls in the month of April and wrote 57 tickets. There was one felony arrest.

Activity was “more traffic driven,” he reported.

The department also apprehended a fugitive from justice from Ohio.

“I’m proud of the guys work,” Sluss commented.

Childers reported that over $3,000 in fines had been paid.

John Conley can be reached at 304-732-6060 or on Twitter @PIHnews.

By John Conley

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