CARPENDALE – Residents in and around Carpendale are being urged to keep their doors locked to their homes, outbuildings and vehicles.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE – Residents in and around Carpendale are being urged to keep their doors locked to their homes, outbuildings and vehicles.
Ridgeley Police chief Josh Hartman cited eight calls in Carpendale in the past month, noting that many were items taken from cars that were not locked.
Hartman urged all residents to take proper precautions to secure their property.
He added that citations are continuing for those trespassing on the CSX property. No one is to be on this property walking, riding ATVs or for any reason.
In other business, with fall weather the town is having the brush pile burned this month and will look at options such as a dumpster before additional accumulations are accepted.
Getting ready for winter weather, the council is replacing the salt spreader that has been in use since the town started.
Residents expressed concern for patching that was completed on the state highway through town, noting that the work done by the Department of Highways was not sufficient.
Mayor Butch Armentrout noted that Region VIII Planning and Development Council may combine with Region IX out of the Martinsburg area.
He said that Martinsburg is one of the fastest growing areas right now, but there is concern that smaller towns such as Carpendale could be forgotten.