The Clarksburg City Council meeting on Thursday evening was a positive one, with all ordinances being passed by council members. One of those was the first reading of an ordinance for the city to take control of several lots on Washington Avenue.
The ordinance allows the city to acquire roads and buildings parallel and adjacent to the new state building.
"These are surrounding properties that will just add to that facility," said Mayor Cathy Goings. "It's a $20 million project that we, as a city, are very excited about. And then like I said, these additional properties will help with that facility."
Also at Thursday's meeting, 'Community Cares' was presented to council. The program aims to help keep young kids off of drugs by making five different programs available to them.
The different programs include 'Helping Hands' focusing on ways to give back to the community; 'Gearing Up' focusing on learning hands on skills in the automobile field; 'Personal Growth' focusing on physical activities helping keep students moving and promoting a healthier lifestyle; 'Toolbox' focusing on building items; and 'Out of the Box' which will let kids do unconventional activities like learning to fly fish or even knitting.
Council member, Margaret Bailey also motioned that Councilman Sam "Zeke" Lopez resign. Bailey has asked for this resignation before, after Clarksburg police charged Lopez with misdemeanor domestic battery.