Office of the Mayor

Notes from Mayor Tatum


Greetings from the Mayor’s office! Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2017 is gone and we are making plans for 2018. What a fantastic year we have had! Tanyard Station has begun to take shape, the new police department is open and improvement of various infrastructure continues. It is most assuredly going to be a great 2018 in Barboursville.


Many thanks to our Recorder and Council, our Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, as well as our employees for their diligence throughout the year to see so many things come to fruition. It is a testament to the dedication of the administration, our employees and our citizens that care so much about our city. As it has been said before, there is much to be done.


So far we have been lucky to avoid any major snowfall, but our public works department has been busy preparing for snowy weather and the issues that arise from it. Trucks have been prepared for snow removal and our salt shed is full. When snow does finally make an appearance, please remember to be patient, leave a few minutes early, so you arrive safely at your destination. Even though winter is upon us and winter time tasks will take precedence, we have begun planning for spring projects and infrastructure improvements to roadways, sidewalks and sewer systems.

Work is also underway to secure grant funding for additional some recreational development at the Barboursville Park. These grants will help us to fund playground replacement as well as continued trail and shared path development. We are also seeking additional funding for law enforcement to assist in outfitting police cruisers with the latest technology.


As always, we invite you to attend a council meeting, send us an email or connect with us via social media. We’d love to hear from you! Council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7:30p.m. in the community center or you can email me directly at:


Progress continues!

Chris Tatum, Mayor


Mayor: Chris Tatum


721 Central Ave.

PO Box 262,

Barboursville, WV 25504

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