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Nitro Council forms World War I museum committee

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Nitro City Council appointed a committee to study the feasibility of establishing a World War I memorial museum.

The committee is made up of Councilman John Montgomery, Councilwoman Rita Cox, Mayor Dave Casebolt, and several interested community members, Casebolt said.

The committee will study issues such as potential location and make a recommendation to the council.

The council also approved putting two welcome sign and landscaping projects out to bid.

The welcome signs would be installed on the Nitro side of the Nitro-St. Alban’s bridge and on 40th Street, Casebolt said.

“That was part of our long-term planning to develop entryways into the city,” he said.

In other business:

n Mark McClain asked the council for permission to renovate the second floor of the A1 building, which was donated to the city, into a sports training facility for youth, according to Casebolt.

The council will consider the issue when McClain comes back with cost estimates next week.

n Nitro’s annual Boomtown Days starts Thursday, Casebolt said.

Activities include an antique car cruise-in at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort on Thursday night, a cruise-in on 21st Street in Nitro on Friday night, and an all-day antique car show on 21st Street on Saturday.

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