Hurricane engineer appointed to fill city council seat; former councilman's arrest, resignation opened vacancy
HURRICANE, W.Va. -- A Hurricane engineer has been appointed to fill the city council seat of Scott Cunningham, who stepped down last month after being charged with soliciting a minor.Steve Goff was appointed at the July council meeting, according to Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards. Goff will fill the remaining three years on Cunningham's four-year term.Cunningham, who was first elected to Hurricane City Council last year, was charged late last month with two felony counts of soliciting a minor via computer. Police say he sent explicit text messages to a 13-year-old girl. His case has been bound over to the Putnam County grand jury.Cunningham resigned immediately after his arrest June 27.Edwards said another vacancy would open when Councilwoman Donna Dunlevy moves out of state at the end of August. A Hurricane resident will be appointed to fill the three years remaining on her term in either September or October, Edwards said.