Jane Lew Park gets security upgrade

New security cameras have been installed at the Jane Lew Park, and they are working on the remote access feature.
The town is still accepting bids to recover the floor at the park’s community building, as well.
The stained ceiling tiles have been replaced and the water has been turned off at the ball fields. Town Council is discussing ways to protect the hot water heater in the unisex bathroom.
There are leftover funds in a land and water grant that could be used for upgrades. They will revisit the issue at the January meeting.
Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mitch Oldaker reported 22 calls in November, six of those building fires. He said an average of five members responded to each call.
Oldaker is also working on a grant to purchase new hoses and a chainsaw. There is no word yet if the department was awarded the money.
Mayor Straley asked about burn laws as she has received several complaints regarding people burning during the day. There is currently no town ordinance regarding burning, but state law states no resident can burn between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Dec. 31.
Jane Lew Christmas Parade Marshal Lew Dobbins donated his autobiography to the town, which will be placed in the Harness Museum. The town also received a letter from Senator Capito congratulating them on the parade and the town itself.
Newly appointed council member Bev Paugh will work with council member Tom Frazier on streets, lights, and sidewalks. Bids will be accepted for mowing and cleaning after the first of the year. Jane Lew Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

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