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robert porter 6 - BRCKLFA' POST-IIERA'LD, BRCKLEY, W. Sophia...
BRCKLFA' POST-IIERA'LD, BRCKLEY, W. Sophia Mayor Robert Porter Notes City's Accomplishments S o p h i a ' s administration, which ends Its two years of office in June, Is hoping to complete Us recreation program in curly 1909. Mayor Robert Porter said that several pieces of spoiling equipment 'have been purchased for tiio two tbvvn parks on lUffo and Railroad Streets, which wore established this summer, and that paving of the two parks will bu done as soon us weather permits. By early spring the parks will be equipped with a tennis court, equipment for volleyball, basketball, a n d h o r s e s h o e games, swings, slides and other games for the younger set. Two new utility buildings to slorc the equipment will also adjoin the playgrounds. Mayor Porter said It Is his hope arid that of other members of Town Council to (islabiish a Teen Town for *ho youths in Sophia before his adlminlslration ends. The 19G9 election date for Sophia has been set for June 3. Mayor Porter said he and members of the council felt they have accomplished much during the past year in updating Sophia Mayor, Son Check Out Equipment Sophia Mayor Robert Porter Porter and his son aro pictured above checking out new equip mcnt for tho city's two new parks. The equipment includes a shulfleboard set, basketballs, basketballs, and volleyballs. the community. Paving has been completed on several streets and the area around Sophia High School and ad joining Sophia M e t h o d Church, which was a joint ]roj cct of the town, the church and the Raleigh County Board of Education. Forty new mercury lights have been installed to update the older street lights. The town is still in the process of installing other lights as the old ones burn out, Mayor Porter said. The town office has been updated updated with the addition of new typewriters, adding machines, filing cabinets, addressograph, calculator, mimeograph an:! several new pieces of furniture. Thirty new chairs were purchased for the Council quarters. In addition Mayor Porter said that new six-inch water line has been installed on Walker and Lovell Streets and 2,000 feet of new water pipe installed at Midway and the line lowered to keep the pipes from freezing. A new garage for the street commission was constructed and also 38 new type water meters were installed, Mayor Porter said the Town sewer plant was brought up to A-l rating with the slaje and that equipment for the plant has cost lip to $3,000. This included installation of a new communator, replacing the 20- year-old machine. He said new drag chains also were installed in the pits. Mayor Porter and his administration administration have been plagued the past month with the town's water system, which broke several times and kept the residents without water for over a week. "The main line has been installed and a complete complete report will be made within the next few Porter said. days," Mayor to the on

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 31 Dec 1968, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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