CARPENDALE – It's spring in Carpendale as residents begin their yearly complaints of cats, skunks and fallen trees.
Residents had many concerns as the council met for March including speeding and ATVs on the CSX property.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE – It’s spring in Carpendale as residents begin their yearly complaints of cats, skunks and fallen trees.
Residents had many concerns as the council met for March including speeding and ATVs on the CSX property.
Carpendale works to do some paving each year and residents on Whippoorwill Drive expressed desire to be included in the paving.
Concerns were also raised about cars parking on the streets.
“The town was laid out for off-street parking,” said mayor Butch Armentrout.
The council held its first reading of an ordinance to abandon a portion of Maryland Street. Adjacent property owners are interested in purchasing the property, which is of no use to the town, and will bear all the expenses for the transfer.
Armentrout noted that efforts are continuing on the proposed bridge between Carpendale and Bowling Green, noting that it was pushed by leaders attending Mineral County Day.
He added that he received a letter from Congressman David McKinley explaining where he had reached out to the state highway commission concerning possible funding sources for the project.
In other projects, additional lighting between Carpendale and Ridgeley is in the design phase and will include three additional lights with the installation of a new transformer.
Candidate filing is set for March 13-27 in preparation for the June 12 election at the Holy Cross Church.
Voters will elect a mayor and five commissioners. Currently serving are mayor Butch Armentrout and commissioners Diane Baker, Barbara “Bobbie” Cover, Mary Jo Hinton, Clarence Murray and Virgil O’Neal.
Candidates must be a resident of the town and a registered voter. Filing fees are $10 for mayor and $5 for commissioner.