Office of the Mayor

Notes from Mayor Tatum


Greetings from the Mayor’s office!

What an exciting time for Barboursville! Since our last publication groundbreaking for Tanyard Station has taken place and work has begun. Many thanks to Interstate Development and Barboursville native Brent Roswall for continuing to invest in our community. Also to the many people who helped make this possible, from Governor Justice, Congressman Evan Jenkins and the Cabell County Commission to our former Mayors Paul Turman and now Commissioner Nancy Cartmill. Mrs. Cartmill had the foresight to work with these developers years ago and having local ties to the area helped them make a decision to invest here again. To our council, recorder and

administration for having the desire to see our Village grow, also many thanks! Over the next several months it will be exciting to see the progress and change in the landscape as well as hearing what new businesses will be locating here.


It was about this time last year that we dedicated the Gold Star Families Memorial at Barboursville Park and it has been a fantastic addition to our Village and also furthered the mission of The Woody Williams Foundation to aid families that have lost loved ones while serving our country. Recently, a ship commissioned by the United States Navy was named for Woody for his bravery in battle and his dedication to these mothers and families. I call this to your attention because Woody resides here and we claim him as one of us here in Barboursville. He is a treasure to this community and our country and he deserves the recognition and honor for having a naval vessel named after him. If you ever have the opportunity to see him speak publicly or spend a few minutes with him, you won’t be disappointed.


Please make plans to join us for the Christmas parade in downtown Barboursville on Dec. 7th! Following the parade we will have a tree lighting ceremony as well as cookies, cocoa and a visit from Santa! If your civic group or business would like to participate, please call the Barboursville Convention and Visitors Center at 304-733-1500. Additionally, the North Pole Mailbox will debut on December 1st so all of the Village children can write a letter and receive a return from the big guy himself.


Many thanks to the visitors to the Haunted Trail and to Councilman Donnie Plybon and Barboursville resident John Spradling for their diligence and dedication to this project. This fundraiser for the Fall Festival was a huge success and we hope to continue to grow this event for years to come!


A few park reminders; Deer Run Road will close November 1st for the winter and the last urban hunt for 2017 will take place December 16th through the 31st. Please make note if this is a travel route and be aware of hunters in the park during that time! The park had a great 2017 season and we are planning for next year’s events already!


As always we invite you to attend a council meeting, send us an email, a message via Facebook or a letter in the mail to let us know how we are doing! We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:30pm in the community center and you can email me directly at or find the village and me on Facebook! We look forward to hearing from you!


Progress continues!

Chris Tatum, Mayor


Mayor: Chris Tatum


721 Central Ave.

PO Box 262,

Barboursville, WV 25504

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