PIEDMONT - The Piedmont council members have placed a limit on how much weight the town workers can lift while on duty for the town.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - The Piedmont council members have placed a limit on how much weight the town workers can lift while on duty for the town.
Mayor Ben Smith said that he was contacted by several town employees to set some type of limit to the amount of weight that can be safely handled by the employees.
The town commissioners agreed to set the limit at 50 pounds, and Smith said he spoke to the workers and told them, “If anyone has difficulty with lifting, even if it is 40 pounds, get help.”
Smith said that with the approval of the new information, “I want this put in the handbook.”
A work session has been scheduled for Sept. 18, however, prior to that meeting, a call will be placed to the West Virginia Ethics Commission to confirm if “a work session needs to be advertised.”
Smith said that the work session is for the commissioners only and the town workers need not be at the meeting.
He said, “We will update the handbook and then present it to the workers.”’
The call from the town of Piedmont to the Ethics Commission will be two-fold, and the second question for that state department will be concerning the legality of holding fund raising efforts to purchase clothes as shirts for the town workers.