June 27, 2013 by Steve Winkler
Unapproved Minutes 20 June, 2013 CONVENE: 6:30 p.m. ATTENDANCE: Mike Landa__A__, Bob Staats_A__, Shyrlie Stout_P__, Jackie Bonner_P___, Wes Eckles__P___, Bill Griffith__P___. Quorum presentRead More...
June 24, 2013 by wcobserver
The Observation Post by Steve Winkler As the days grow longer and the hills go green the boys of summer pull out the bats and balls, oil the gloves and head to the ball park. It’s not just the kids that come out for America’s favorite pass time. In a society that likes to organize and structure summer fun it means that along with the kids comes a gaggle of adults in the form of coaches, assistant coaches, umpires, managers, fund raisers, volunteers, drivers, grounds keepers, directors, and of course Commissioners. And parents. City owned and operated Carter Park in West Fork is a modern facility with all the amenities’ of any small town sports facility; fences, bleachers, well tended in and out field, lights, paved parking, rest rooms, concession stand and a pavilion for picnics. The facility is financed with a city sales tax and overseen by a seven member commission that hires a professional parks and recreation director. Any keen observer of small town social life knows that many folks around here rank Sports right up there with God and Country. So it’s no surprise when any perceived deviation from the principles of fair play and character …Read More...
June 17, 2013 by wcobserver
[These minutes are recorded by City Clerk Marsha Hungate and are available to anyone who requests a copy.] Unapproved Page 1 of 6 MINUTES Regular Council Meeting June 11, 2013 Meeting convened at 6:31 PM Invocation was given by Joan Wright followed by the Pledge of Allegiance MEMBERS PRESENT: Anita Lowry, Charlie Rossetti, Mike Nelson, Ed Stout, Shane Donahue, Bill Sergeant, Julie Shafer, Attorney Justin Eichmann, Mayor Frances Hime, and City Clerk Marsha Hungate MEMBERS ABSENT : Sarah SetzerRead More...
June 16, 2013 by wcobserver
Special to the Observer From Michele Allen Winkler In a 6 to 1 vote the West Fork City Council voted to restrict Mayor Frances Hime’s performance of her lawful duties and responsibilities. Despite the fact that City Attorney Justin Eichmann instructed the Council that they cannot restrict a mayor’s actions in this manner and that the motion is not enforceable, Councilman Charles Rossetti pushed it forward. As I recall, the Council in August 2010 asked another elected official to resign because they didn’t like how she chose to carry out her duties. At that time City Clerk Susan Cooney, graciously declined and continued to serve admirably. Oh… and the citizens voted to dissolve the Water and Sewer Commission and make it a department of the city, but the Council voted contrary to the wishes of the electorate …again. Tuesday night’s series of unfortunate events happened in the middle of the Mayor’s proposal to reactivate the Police Commission in the manner outlined by a City Ordinance. To that end she had talked to some folks to see if they would be interested in serving on the commission should a position be available. Well, other folks felt that they should have been …Read More...