Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 26, 2014

Bluefield’s annual Clean Sweep project to kick off April 22

BLUEFIELD — Bluefield’s annual neighborhood clean up initiative will begin in the next couple of weeks in an effort to keep Bluefield clean.

City officials announced Tuesday evening that the Clean Sweep project will begin April 22 and run through the middle of May.

In other news, interim city manager Chief Dennis Dillow announced that the city has hired an additional code enforcement officer. Eddie Locket will start his position within the next couple of weeks.

There will also be a Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day Ceremony on March 30 at 3 p.m. at the West Virginia Tourist Information Center.

“It is very important to come out and honor those who served our country,” Marie Blackwell, executive director of the Mercer County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said.  Board members also approved the small cities block grant resolution, which will allow Bluefield to apply for a grant that will contribute funds to help demolition projects in the city, if approved.

A town hall meeting is planned for April 29 at the Bluefield Parks and Recreation Center. A time is to be announced.

The city of Bluefield is in the process of accepting applications for City Manager.

“We will accept applications through the end of March and from those applicants we will begin the interview process,” Mayor Tom Cole said.

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