KEYSER - A memorial for a World War II veteran and a new spot for the town Christmas tree are among the items on the agenda for Wednesday's Keyser City Council meeting.
By Liz Beavers
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - A memorial for a World War II veteran and a new spot for the town Christmas tree are among the items on the agenda for Wednesday’s Keyser City Council meeting.
The memorial, to be placed in honor of Clifton E. Brooks Sr., a member of the prestigious Tuskegee Airmen, has been on mayor Damon Tillman’s radar since before he took office.
With the permission of the Mineral County Board of Education, who actually owns the ground on which Keyser’s South End Park sits, the park will soon be renamed in honor of Mr. Brooks.
Prior to the ceremony to do that, however, the city is working to erect a plaque honoring Brooks and his fellow airmen.
As for the Christmas tree, Tillman said during the last council meeting that he would like to find a more visible spot to place the town’s tree.
For many years the tree was erected in the corner of the parking lot across from City Hall, but in recent years was moved to a vacant lot in the downtown section to be closer to the businesses.
Tillman feels, however, the lot is not as visible as it should be.
“I would like to put the Christmas tree somewhere that it can be seen,” he said.
The council is also scheduled to further discuss the proposal from the Sept. 26 meeting that a permit be required of any utility or construction company wishing to dig in the city’s streets.
Other items on the agenda include: Mechanic’s garage report, and Kevin Manovich with NextGen Broadband.
The meeting gets underway at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall.