PIEDMONT - Piedmont will now be meeting on different days and at a new time, with the approved motions taking place at a special meeting held on Tuesday afternoon.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
PIEDMONT - Piedmont will now be meeting on different days and at a new time, with the approved motions taking place at a special meeting held on Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Paula Boggs said that she had contacted the West Virginia Municipal League and was given the information that according to the local city charter, article 13, section 24, “The council shall hold regular meetings on the first and third Wednesdays.”
Boggs also said that the charter showed that special meetings of the Piedmont council can happen, and any item of business may be voted on if that is specifically mentioned in the call for the special meeting.
Boggs did mention to the representative of the Municipal League that no ordinance could be found in the local records concerning meetings being held on the second and fourth Wednesdays.
Added information from the Municipal League was that an ordinance was not needed to make the change of the meetings days back to the original days, however, all that would be needed was a motion.
The motion was made, and council members voted to now have the council meetings on the first and third Wednesdays.
Following a discussion, another motion was made to have the Piedmont Council meeting begin at noon, and the Municipal League said the elected officials can chose the time, which must be advertised prior to the meeting.
Boggs said about the advertising, “We do that anyhow.”
Council member Paul Coleman said that, as the local officials hear from the citizens about the time change, an adjustment could be made accordingly.
The additional item of business to be voted on by the council members was the approval of the second amendment for Dunn Engineering for the designing, permitting, project bidding, and other details for the construction of the water project.