CARPENDALE – Ridgeley Police have taken complaints of speeding in Carpendale seriously with citations being issued on Miller Road and other streets in town.

CARPENDALE – Ridgeley Police have taken complaints of speeding in Carpendale seriously with citations being issued on Miller Road and other streets in town.

The town is taking its efforts one step further with speed signs from West Virginia University, which will provide additional information on those not obeying the posted limitsto be established in town this month.

Police Chief Josh Hartman also reported on seven 911 initiated calls for service in the past month.

Looking toward winter weather, the town is working on replacing its salt spreader and to rebuild the road to the water tank.

Drainage work and stone are needed to repair the existing road, which is vital to accessing the water tank for maintenance and in emergencies.

Possible blacktop overlay is also being looked at for streets prior to the close of the plants for winter.

Following reports of vandalism and other concerns, no littering and no trespassing signs have been posted throughout town.

Commissioner Diane Baker continues to push for additional lighting in town with concerns expressed for the road between Carpendale and Ridgeley.

She noted that in the dark areas motorists can’t tell if it’s deer or people in or near the roadway.

Mayor Butch Armentrout explained that an engineer with the power company was looking at three lights to be added on that stretch of road, but that the town has not received any updates.

In another note, Armentrout said that a representative from Senator Manchin’s office is set to visit Carpendale and that he plans to mention the concerns raised at the meeting along with the need for the bridge to Bowling Green.

The Mineral County Development Authority has taken the lead on promoting the bridge project.

The proposed bridge would have many benefits to the area including taking heavy truck traffic off the streets in Ridgeley and Carpendale; providing emergency access for fire and emergency medical services and it would open up land for development.