On November 7, 2006, an old building, which was used for bingo and raffle games, was turned over to the care of the City of Dunbar. Known to the citizens of Dunbar as the "bingo and raffle building", the establishment has been used and kept in tip top condition by the athletic boosters of Dunbar for the past 21 years before being turned over to the city.
Although the city has received control over the building, they still cannot sell it. The Kanawha County Commission will reclaim the ownership of the building should that happen. In a meeting last Monday, November 6th, 2006, the council members discussed how the building and the property should be cared for. According to Mayor Roger Wolfe, those issues are not important because there is no need to discuss the matter. They should just think about what to do with this blessing that they have received.
The treasurer of the athletic boosters, H.D. Brown Junior told the city council that the acquisition of this building by the city was a good thing for Dunbar because the city would not spend a single cent on the place as long as the bingo and raffle games were there.
It's a win-win situation for Dunbar. The council members have also passed a city ordinance at first reading, which will update the city code regarding the municipal fees for penalties and later payment. Violators will receive a $500 fine and spend 30 days in jail.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006