Wheeling Council To Adopt City Flag

WHEELING — City council will consider a resolution this week to adopt a new flag for Wheeling.

Members are expected to vote on the measure during their regular meeting at noon Tuesday. The meeting will be in council chambers at the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St.

The new flag’s design was unveiled during a council meeting on Aug. 7.

It consists of two horizontal navy stripes separated by a white horizontal stripe with five gold stars.

City leaders plan to sell the flags and use its image in marketing, and then use the proceeds from that to finance Wheeling’s 250th birthday celebration next year. Erin Rothenbuehler, a member of the Wheeling 250 committee, came up with the flag’s design.

The flag has been well-received by the public, according to Mayor Glenn Elliott.

“There have been no objections,” he said. “Everyone has seemed to like it.”

Elliott said adopting the resolution will allow the Wheeling 250 committee to sell shirts with the flag logo on them.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda will be the first of two readings of ordinances regarding contracts with the Cast and Baker Corp. of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, for street resurfacing and the paving of 2 miles of bike trail from Warwood to the Pike Island Locks and Dam.

Council also will hear the first reading of proposed traffic rules providing for a three-way stop sign at Betty and McClurg streets; a no parking zone on the west side of Jayson Street, from Glen Hollin Road to Faircrest; and unrestricted parking on Eighth Street.

Also scheduled to be read for the first time are ordinances regarding the purchases of a 2018 Chevy Police SWAT truck, a 2019 Chevy Silverado for the water department and two 2018 Toyota Tacomas — also for the water department.

And council is expected to consider resolutions identifying both 470 Stone Blvd. and 1913 Warwood Ave. as development or redevelopment sites.


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