A unanimous vote by Jane Lew Town Council members named Bev Paugh as a new council member at Monday evening’s meeting.
The council now needs to fill one seat. Paugh will join council members Tom Frazier, Kayla Neely, and Phyllis Hinterer.
“I’m excited,” Mayor Ruth Straley said. “She’ll be a great addition to council.”
Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mitchell Oldaker reported the department responded to 21 calls in October, with an annual total of 242 so far. Oldaker has also invited area fire departments to participate in Jane Lew’s Christmas Parade, which will be Nov. 26.
Former Jane Lew resident Lew Dobbins will serve as this year’s Christmas parade marshal. Invitations and announcements have been sent.
The Lewis County Honor Guard, the JLVFD, Tolan’s Wrecker Service, and others, have already committed to participating.
Jane Lew Lion’s Club board member Bill White addressed the council regarding foot stones the club would like to place in front of two benches at the park.
One, in honor of the now defunct Mt. Clare Lion’s Club, would be placed in front of the bench by the Little Free Library. The second one, in honor of
Joseph B. Lightburn, Jr. would be placed in front of the bench by the pavilion.
Mt. Clare Lion’s Club left their funds to the Jane Lew club, and Lightburn donated money to the town and the Jane Lew Lion’s Club.
Lewis County Senior Center Director Dinah Mills reported to Mayor Straley the nutrition site at the Jane Lew Community Center may close in February due to low numbers. Straley said the average number of diners is nine, but the site needs at least 14 to remain active.
Shentel has installed the connections for security cameras at the park. Installation will begin Nov. 13, and they will have remote access capabilities. The council also approved the motion to refinish the floor in the park building.
Straley told council members tickets for violating ordinances began on Friday. Three residents were given warnings for vehicle related offenses. All issues were cleared up on Monday.