The election, which was held June 14, was unable to produce official results as one of the mayor candidates called for a re-count.
Due to planned vacations from both the town recorder and council members, the re-count did not take place until July 8. The re-count was held at 5:30 p.m. at the mayor’s office. To assist in the procedure, an associate from the Secretary of State’s Office was on hand.
The re-count proved that the results from election day were in fact accurate. Incumbent Mayor Sam Anderson was re-elected with 59 votes, while Town Recorder Cheryl Oldaker was re-elected with 91 votes. Elected council members are: Susan Kensler, 70 votes; Diane McMillin, 64 votes; Paul Sayre, 47 votes; Scott McMillin, 65 votes; and Lee Ann Zerkle, 85 votes.
The new administration also recently held their monthly council meeting. During the meeting, new council members were sworn into office. Several issues were discussed as well, including the following:
• Several residents reported that pump station No. 4 was not working properly on Sliding Hill Creek Road.
• Council agreed to accept the waterline easement agreement between Donald Roach and the town.
• Councilman Paul Sayre discussed the CSX Railroad crossings in town. He also asked if the road located in front of the post office was going to be repaired. Mayor Sam Anderson replied that the road was contracted to be both repaired and paved.
• Councilwoman Susan Kensler reported that the town’s recent West Virginia Day Celebration went very well.
• Kensler discussed the town’s current Wastewater Collection System Improvement Project, which is being conducted by Triad Engineering, Inc. of St. Albans. Kensler made a motion that the town enter into an agreement with the Town of New Haven regarding the maintenance of the new sewer stations and additions. Sayre seconded the motion, which was then approved.
• Anderson discussed the town’s vicious dog ordinance. He asked that residents obey the ordinance. A copy of the ordinance can be obtained at the mayor’s office.
In other Hartford news, due to a severe storm, which took place July 11, the town’s scenic overlook, located on W.Va. 62 toward New Haven, was damaged. According to Recorder Cheryl Oldaker, the overlook should be repaired and restored to its original state by the fall season.