LOGAN – A man is suing the town of Chapmanville after he claims the former mayor’s decision to close Second Street was not voted on by the public.
Sometime in the past, the former mayor of Chapmanville allegedly exceeded his authority by executing a document dated March 25, 2016, and styled, “West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways Agreement Dignity Hospice, Logan County,” according to a complaint filed Feb. 22 in Logan Circuit Court.
Jackie N. Ferrell claims the former mayor executed the document with a vote by the town council and/or by adopting an ordinance as required by West Virginia code.
The document permitted Dignity House to consume a street within Chapmanville known as Second Street, according to the suit.
Ferrell claims the former mayor did not have council approve to engage in any action which would close or vacate any street located within the town, nor did the former mayor have the authority to execute any document without an ordinance or a vote in the affirmative by the town council.
A notice to the citizens of Chapmanville, or to the public, was never issued concerning the rights of citizens to complain or object to the closing of Second Street, according to the suit.
Ferrell is seeking the actions of the former mayor to be declared null and void. He is being represented by Mark Hobbs.
Logan Circuit Court case number: 17-C-69