Welcome to the city of Pleasant Valley

In his seminal work “Now and Long Ago: A History of the Marion County Area.”, Glen R. Lough included a short quote written long ago by the Reverand I. A. Barnes.

“About one mile from the Fairmont City limits, along the Morgantown and Bridgeport pike, is one of Marion County’s beauty spots!” Pleasant Valley was further described by a County Assessor as “The most beautiful and prosperous Community in this county”

It still stands true today, and we welcome you to explore us!

The City of Pleasant Valley's Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tonight at 6:00 pm regarding a request from Mon Health Marion Neighborhood Hospital for a conditional use to permit the construction of a new small format hospital with a ten (10) bed emergency department on Landing Lane. If you wish to attend, please be sure to follow the self distancing rules and wear a face mask. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

The Playground at City Hall is now OPEN!!! ... See MoreSee Less

If you missed the Council review of last night's meeting, please be sure to message me on this page or call at 304-363-2400 to report a road in need of repair or gravel. Work is beginning very soon!!! ... See MoreSee Less

We streamed our meeting last night in hopes that some folks who can't make it to the meeting would be able to watch as it happens or at a later time. I understand it was hard to hear...we believe the masks muffled the sound some; and microphones were not on - which I didn't find out until AFTER the meeting! So sorry. A learning process and hopefully next month it will go very smoothly. Thanks for watching!

At the meeting last night, the Council received an update from Ed Phillips, Chief Legal Officer of Mon Health, regarding the 10 bed hospital going in on Landing Lane. Very Exciting! It will be a 10 bed hospital with a 24/7 emergency room and hopefully completed in 13-14 months. The Certificate of Need was approved by the state on May 18, 2020. He also advised that Mon Health facilities throughout Fairmont will all be centralized at technology park in White Hall.

The Council also approved forwarding all funding requests received from entities outside our city to the Convention and Visitor's Bureau for funding since they get 50% of the occupancy tax from Pleasant Valley. AND - occupancy tax is down due to closed hotels or low capacity due to the pandemic. The Council did agree to give $1000 to the Kingmont Community Building to help with paving of the parking lot.

Mayor Metcalfe explained the contractors are planning to begin work on the lower field hopefully on May 26th if the rains stop and the ground dries. A new scoreboard will be going up within a week or two.

Councilman Phillips is now working full speed ahead on roads needing patching or graveled. If your road is in need of repair or gravel, please message me through this page or call me at 304-363-2400.

Mayor Metcalfe asked that if you haven't done so, please complete your census! It is very easy to do - only one page.

Councilwoman Dixie Sorenson has been working on a very, very old cemetery in Pleasant Valley at the top of Tulip Lane. She has had the area cleaned out of brush, hopes to put a fence around the area and put up a sign showing the names of those buried there. Many headstones are buried and can't be seen. The city hopes to annex this into the city so we can maintain it appropriately.

It was a great meeting with very many accomplishments.
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I had a request to post the voting locations for the Primary election on June 9th:

If you vote in Millersville normally, you will vote at the Election Center in Fairmont (near Palatine Park).

If you vote in Pleasant Valley, Bentons Ferry or Kingmont, you will vote at the White Hall municipal building.

Early voting will be done at the COURTHOUSE or WHITE HALL municipal building May 27 - June 6, 2020.
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