House goes to school in partnership
Last week a Habitat for Humanity house was moved into the manufacturing lab in the expanded vocational center at Fairmont High School. What a great partnership that will allow students the opportunity to not only learn, but give back to the community through this experience. We hope to see this partnership evolve in the future.
Council debates budget addition
The Fairmont City Council discussed at length adding funds for a Human Rights Commission before approving the preliminary budget this week. While a Human Rights Commission should certainly be created at some point, discussions surrounding it should have been brought up much sooner or even during the budget workshop. Debating the topic last minute resulted in the budget being approved on a split vote, which isn’t a good look for the city, especially when we’re trying to get a new city administrator.
FEDA approves land purchase
This week the Fairmont Economic Development Authority officially approved purchasing 37.6 acres which will be used for an industrial park. This was the right move to make, even though the price of the land was fairly high. We can only hope that many positive things come out of this purchase.