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WEST JEFFERSON — The West Jefferson Board of Aldermen held its final meeting before the 2019 Municipal Elections Monday, Nov. 4 at West Jefferson Town Hall.

Alderman Jerry McMillan was not in attendance.

At the meeting, the board heard from Ashe County Arts Council Executive Director Jeff Fissell, who came to the board requesting help in the replacement of the Arts Center’s climate control system. According to Town Clerk Rebecca Eldreth, the board agreed to split the $5,110 cost of replacing the Arts Center’s air conditioning only with a 4-0 vote.

United States Census Partnership Specialist Rick Farmer stopped by to give a presentation on the 2020 Census to the board.

The Board of Aldermen also unanimously approved the reappointment of Eric Miller and Jody Walters as West Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief, respectively. They will both serve one-year terms.

The board also scheduled Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. for their next Board of Adjustments meeting.

The nest meeting of the Board of Aldermen will be Monday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.

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