Moorefield Council Meeting Wide-Ranging

Ed Kesecker provided the Moorefield Town Council with an update on the levee bike trail at the Council’s meeting on February 4. The Town has partnered with the Hardy County Parks and Recreation committee to construct the trail.

Kesecker sought approval to forward a permit to the Army Corps of Engineers for a gravel path with ramps on and off the levee.

Kesecker said long-term plans are to both pave the trail, and ensure it’s lighted; for now, cameras are planned to provide security.

The Council approved his request.

Moorefield Police Department

Moorefield Police Department answered 190 calls in January. They made 131 felony arrests and 62 misdemeanor arrests, and wrote 195 combined traffic citations and warnings.

Chief Stephen Riggleman reported that the department has a suspect in custody for multiple burglaries, and an arrest is pending following thefts of power tools. 

Riggleman said the MPD collaborated with the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office on a drug raid on South Elm Street. Approximately one ounce of crystal methamphetamine was seized.

MPD received a donation of two BC300 Body Cameras. The department previously

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Then next meeting is Tuesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.