New Star City structure open for public use
By Olivia Murray
STAR CITY — A new pavilion has been installed in Star City, down by Monongahela River.
Town Mayor Herman Reid highly encourages the town’s residents, as well as residents around the greater Morgantown area, to use the new structure to their advantage.
The previous pavilion was a topic of great discussion for Star City’s Town Council, as it was not completely within the limits of Star City. Council agreed that the structure needed to be situated entirely within the town’s borders.
“If it wasn’t for the council, [the pavilion] wouldn’t be there,” Reid said.
The new pavilion was built in Lancaster, Pa., and shipped in a single piece to Star City. According to Reid, the pavilion was moved off the truck at its designated location at the Tugboat Depot, by the river in Star City. It was placed on a gravel base, then leveled.
As for the size of the pavilion, Reid could not provide exact measurements. However, he said that a wedding was held at the pavilion “a couple weekends ago,” and that “[the space] is all open,” making it a desirable and functional location for large events, such as family reunions, weddings and birthday parties.
Reid added that the pavilion will be open and available for use year-round, and is available for rent. Pricing has not yet been discussed with the Star City Council, and interested parties are not being charged for the time being.
“I don’t really want to say a price [yet],” Reid said, but he added that council will eventually decide on that.