STAR CITY — COVID-19 did not spare this town and it’s plans for spring.
There have been changes to events and filling positions.
Lea Hassler, a member of Star City’s Finance Committee, and Star City Mayor Herman Reid outlined a list of changes recently.
There is an open position on the Star City Council that needs to be filled.
“Anyone interested in being a council member should contact me and I will jot their name down. We’ll have to vote on this in July,” Reid said. “It’s an important position.”
The mayor elaborated that the council position will be a year-long commitment, with the term beginning in July and lasting until the following election.
“All positions will be open in June of 2021,” Reid said.
The Star City Memorial Day celebration is cancelled. The Star City town hall will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Reid said the current reopen date for the town hall building is June 1.
“We’re working on making some renovations in town hall to be able to follow guidelines,” Reid said.
For instance, customers will no longer be able to enter the town hall’s business office.
Instead, there will be a window for customers to approach. Everyone will be required to wear a mask upon visiting town hall in accordance with social-distancing guidelines.
In regard to future city council meetings, there is not yet a set date for when they will resume.
“I’m open to have the first one in July, but it depends on the situation,” Reid said.
The Star City Spring Clean-Up, which is usually held in May, has been rescheduled for June 22-26.
“We pick up any items that they need to get out of their home. We don’t charge them extra for … large items,” Reid said.
Residents wishing to participate in the Spring Clean-Up are to put out unwanted items with their garbage on the typical garbage day during the week of the clean-up.
Hassler provided dates on which town hall will be closed:
-June 9 for the primary election.
-June 19 in observance of West Virginia Day
-July 3 in observance of Independence Day.
“Star City appreciates the residents of Star City for being patient and allowing us to continue to do business under these conditions,” Reid said.