City honors retirees


BUCKHANNON — Multiple recognitions were handed out at the City Council Meeting Tuesday evening. Mayor David McCauley referred to the City of Buckhannon’s retirees Charlie Riffle and Melvin Smith as “anchored players with streets and parks.” Riffle and Smith have a combined service to the city of over 30 years.

Charles Riffle will conclude his service to the City of Buckhannon on June 30. Mayor McCauley proclaimed June 18, 2019 to be observed as Charlie Riffle Day throughout the city. Riffle and his family were recognized at the council meeting for Riffle’s excellent service to the community his family were recognized at the council meeting for Riffle’s excellent service to the community.

Also, Melvin Smith was awarded for his service and dedication. Mayor McCauley declared June 19, 2019 to be Melvin Smith Day throughout the city. Smith and his family were also recognized during the council meeting.

Both men have served the city of Buckhannon in an important role with the expansion of the ADA friendliness through sidewalk projects and park expansion, particularly at Jawbone Park, the River Walk Trail, and street paving.

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