The Braxton Democrat, Town Meeting

Town of Sutton Swears In New Council Member

At their last meeting in March, the Common Council of the Town of Sutton appointed and inducted their newest member to the city’s council. One of the first actions of the March 28 meeting after Mayor J.D. Hoover called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m., was a motion by Recorder Robyn Dolan to appoint John Patterson, local resident and business owner, to one of two vacant council seats. That action received the unanimous support the those present including councilman John Crum who was attending via phone.
Braxton County Circuit Judge Michael Asbury was on hand to administer the other of office to the newest city official before he began his official duties.
Mayor Hoover read a proclamation declaring April as Fair Housing month in Sutton.
Councilwoman Beth Atkins discussed the Bi-Centennial Celebration for Sutton, and said the event was on hold pending further discussion.
It was also Atkins who made a motion to reappoint Charolette Chidester to the Sutton Public Library for an addition 5-year term as requested by the current board.
The council also discussed, but took no official action on, improving their social media precense to promote activities in the city, a walking trail and the possibility of putting a community park at the current swimming pool location. It was mentioned that the property actually belongs to the inactive Sutton Recreational Association and that their may be difficulties in obtaining the site. The council will review the possibility of putting a graveled walking trail along the river going towards the dam.
In regular business, the minutes of the Council’s March 14 meeting were approved as presented by the Recorder on a motion by Beth Atkins.
Robyn Dolan gave an update on roads and street repairs in the city.
City Clerk Robin Smith updated council on the activities of Municipal Court and the changes in dates for regular court to the first Monday of the month. She also briefed those in attendance on the ongoing repairs to city property.
Beth Atkins informed Council that city officials had received an invitation to the dedication of a memorial to fallen Gassaway Police Chief Orb Thompson set to May 3 at 2:00 p.m.
Being no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 5:36 p.m.