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Local Mayors Unite in Marion, Harrison Counties to Plan for the Future

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Several mayors from Marion County's 11 municipalities came together in Fairmont Wednesday night for a variety of topics on how to make the county a better place for residents.

Marion County Commission and other officials joined the "Mayors on the Move" to discuss various issues, ranging from White Hall collecting its liquor tax to Worthington's decreasing river bank.

They also discussed the issue of what to do with dilapidated buildings within their city limits.

Officials said the meetings serve as a perfect opportunity for a roundtable discussion.

"That way, if someone else is having the same problem, they can tag onto it, or if they have a solution. So, it worked out great last time, we got a lot of compliments on it, so that's what we like to think, a group of 'Mayors on the Move,' moving Marion County forward," said Charlie Reese, director of the Marion County Development Office.

Wednesday's meeting was only the second of its kind in Marion County. The Development Office said it hopes to host more in the future.

Harrison County officials also hosted their annual mayors association meeting in Clarksburg.

Local legislators joined the mayors to discuss common issues and give updates on what happened in legislative sessions.

"We try to build a common ground and share ideas of what's happening throughout the county. What we try is share our ideas because we know our legislators go out and see stuff on the statewide so we try to share information both ways," said Sam DeMarco, the mayor of Shinnston.

Also at that meeting, legislators, mayors and council members discussed making education about the war on drugs a top priority.