PADEN CITY -- City council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance on Monday that will increase municipal fees.
Municipal fees would increase $4 across the board for residential, commercial and industrial property. The rate increase will go into effect May 1.
"I do not like it when taxes are increased, but as infrastructure ages and prices increase and revenue decreases, it becomes a necessary evil," Mayor Joel Davis said.
Paden City's Students of the Month for March pose with Wildcats' Principal Jay Salva.
In other news, Paden City Students of Month for March are Cora Anderson and Jenna Ferrebee.
"I am honored to present two more of our wonderful students from Paden City High School," Wildcats' Principal Jay Salva said. "Jenna Ferrebee and Cora Anderson are two amazing young women who excel academically and athletically. I am very proud of them and I am please that my staff recognized their efforts. I know both of them will be successful in their adult lives."
Anderson, 15, is the daughter of Jason and Tami Anderson.
During Anderson's high school career, she played volleyball and cheered for the varsity teams. An Honor student, Anderson hopes to pursue a career in veterinary medicine so as to help all the animals around West Virginia.
Ferrebee, 17, a junior, is the daughter of Mary Ferrebee. A member of the National Honor Society, Ferrebee is active in many school groups and was a Junior Class Homecoming Princess this year.
She plans to attend West Liberty to study speech or language pathology of occupational therapy.
Davis offered praise for Anderson and Ferrebee, the type of students who make Wildcats' town purr with success.
"I'm proud of our students and believe that hard work should not go unnoticed," he said.
In other matters, City Hall is looking for a new police chief in the wake of Bob Poslethwait's retirement on Feb. 28. Davis said the vacancy is being advertised in local media and a few applications have come in for the position.