Fairmont City Council elects new Mayor and Deputy Mayor


It was a night of change in Fairmont on Monday as the City Council held a meeting that included several changes of command.

The meeting started off with the swearing in off two new members of the council including council member Barry Bledsoe and council member Josh Rice.

Next members of the council nominated individuals to take the place of Mayor Thomas Mainella.

After a vote the council welcomed Brad Merrifield as the new Mayor of Fairmont, which may have surprised some including Mainella who said at the beginning of the meeting he had high hopes of continuing his work as Mayor.

“I think I can add you know keeping people informed and being a good spokesman for the city and you know come up with some good ideas from time to time, just the same thing from the last two years,” said Mainella.

Marrifield also nominated new Deputy Mayor Philip Mason who was also sworn in.

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