Fairmont City Council endorses ‘First Friday Celebration’ and applies for multiple grants

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Fairmont city council had a full agenda for their regular meeting on June 26th, 2018. 

Council set multiple public hearings for their next meeting on July 10th regarding real estate transfers.

Council also endorsed the ‘First Friday Celebration’ to be held on July 6, 2018 sponsored by Main Street Fairmont, Inc. and to be held in conjunction with The rambling Root. 

Council woman Marianne Moran of District 1 was also appointed to The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Marion County.

The city will apply for two abandoned mine land grants from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. One will be used to develop Windmill Park. Council hopes to renovate the athletic fields and install synthetic turf. The council also hopes to use the money to build a recreational complex or field house.

Another grant is to be used to build a pedestrian bridge linking the Pittsburg and Parkersburg rail trails.

“Were hoping that these grants will come through and really be a good jumpstart to enhancing our quality of life and our recreation and parks programs here in Fairmont,” said city manager Robin Gomez.   

The council hopes to hear an answer in the upcoming months.

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