CARPENDALE - The Carpendale City Council will be making some decisions soon as to any changes that might need to be made for the town election.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
CARPENDALE - The Carpendale City Council will be making some decisions soon as to any changes that might need to be made for the town election.
The election is currently set for June 12, which is now the date for the West Virginia primary election after the state moved it back due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When the date for the state election was changed, Gov. Jim Justice announced that municipal elections could still be held that day and Carpendale has been working with Mineral County clerk Lauren Ellifritz to work out the details.
While Carpendale has 621 registered voters, mayor Casey Lambert noted, “We never have more than 150-200 vote.”
If the election is allowed to continue as planned, Lambert said that the town would have its own ballot box and provide additional poll workers, if needed.
Once the date is finalized, information will be available on absentee ballots and other procedures.
On the ballot for the upcoming election are Diana Baker, who is unopposed for mayor, and council candidates including incumbents Butch Armentrout, Mary Jo Hinton and Virgil O’Neal, along with newcomers Rev. Ken Hamilton, Todd Riggleman and Denny Mickey.
The Carpendale Town Hall is closed in accordance with Governor Jim Justice’s executive order and will resume normal operations once the “stay at home order” is rescinded.
Residents with water or sewer emergencies are asked to call 301–707–0028 or 301–707-0600. Bills can be paid in the drop box at town hall or can be mailed to the address on the back of the bill.