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City council names roads for Tom Frazier and Henry Clay Patrick

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SALYERSVILLE – The Salyersville City Council met in regular session on Monday, holding their last regular meeting for the year.

In the brief December 17 meeting the council approved Mayor James “Pete” Shepherd’s proposal to name the road running past Dairy Queen and Lee’s Famous Recipe, parallel with the Mountain Parkway, to be known as Tom Frazier Way. Frazier, who passed away on September 29, 2017, owned Frazier Prater Drug for over 40 years and served on the Salyersville City Council for 27 years.

They also approved to name the road running parallel with the Parkway behind McDonalds, to be called Henry Clay Patrick Drive. Patrick, who passed away on July 5, 2014, owned the property where many of the businesses are now on that side of Restaurant Row.

Mayor Shepherd told the council the city has taken over maintenance for those two access roads regarding snow removal, though the state does still own the roads.

In his mayor’s report, Shepherd said they had the Community Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 14, with 975 meals served, with him commending the Magoffin County Citizens for Unity group for their hard work.

Shepherd said the construction of the water tank project is now completed. David Gardner with Salyersville Water Works told the council the tank has been sterilized, but they are still working on the piping so it can be filled up with water and the telemetry. He said they expect to have the complete project finished and the water tank in operation the second week of January.

Shepherd also thanked Bub Patrick and Charlotte Thompson, who gave the city the right-of-way so they can drive up the tank.

He also presented councilmen Jeff Bailey and Paul Burchell with plaques for their service on the council. Bailey has served on the council for eight years and Burchell two years.

The newly-elected council members were also sworn in directly after Monday night’s meeting.

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Heather Oney