Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 12, 2014

Bluefield Board of Directors sets date for home rule hearing

BLUEFIELD — The Bluefield Board of Directors approved the date for a public hearing on the home rule application for Bluefield.

A public hearing has been set for Tuesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at City Hall on the proposed Municipal Home Rule Pilot Program Phase II written plan.

Interim City Manager and police chief Dennis Dillow also announced that Bluefield State College is looking for individuals to take a survey on classes they would like to see in the area. Also, the Veterans eligibility and enrollment will be held March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Herb Sims Youth Center.

The Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day ceremony will be March 30, at the West Virginia Tourist Information Center and the Four Season Women’s Conference will be March 18, at David’s at the Club.

Art Riley, president of the Downtown Merchants Association said April 23 will be a clean up downtown day. The Merchants Association will be sweeping and washing windows of businesses downtown. Anyone is welcome to volunteer or donate supplies.

A business after hours is planned for April 4 in downtown Bluefield.

The Board of Directors is interested in hearing from the residents, business owners, employees and visitors to Bluefield. To hear directly from residents in a casual setting, lunch with the mayor was established by Mayor Tom Cole. Mayor Cole or a City Board of Directors member will meet with four individuals at a local establishment on Mondays at noon for lunch and general conversation. For additional questions and to sign up for lunch email or call Joshua Cline at 304-327-5568.

— Contact Anne Elgin at aelgin@bdtonline.com

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