City Council


  • 7 p.m.
  • Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Council Chambers
    Public Safety Building
    500 Quincy St.
    Fairmont, WV 26554
Council's Rules of Order

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas and Minutes

Download the Human Rights Commission Ordinance here

Petitions to Council

Petition for referendum of Ordinance #1751
This is the petition that was originally submitted in it's entirety. 
Certificate from City Clerk- Affidavit
Petition Pages 1-100
Petition Pages 101-200
Petition Pages 201-300
Petition Pages 301-400
Petition Pages 401-500
Petition Pages 501-584

Supplemental Petition for referendum of Ordinance #1751
This is the supplemental petition that was originally submitted in its entirety. 
Certificate from City Clerk
Supplemental Petition Pages 1-100
Supplemental Petition Pages 101-150

Petition to request that the new bridge being constructed over Coal Run Hollow, as part of the WV Route 310 extension, in Fairmont, be named the Rose Agnes Rolls Cousins Memorial Bridge.
Petition Letter
Petition Signatures
Petition Comments

Work Session Presentations

November 28, 2017 Marion County Humane Society Presentation


  • Josh Rice, District 1
          Phone: 304-534-0630
          Term expires: 2022

  • Frank Yann, District 2
          Phone: 304-363-2938
          Term expires: 2020

  • Karl "David" Kennedy, District 3
          Phone: 304-816-7438
         Term expires: 2022

  • Brad Merrifield, Mayor, District 4
          Phone: 304-363-0466
          Term expires: 2020

  • Barry Bledsoe, District 5
          Phone: 304-692-6900
          Term expires 2022

  • Dora Grubb, District 6
           Phone: 304-363-2867
           Term expires: 2020

  • Philip Mason, Deputy Mayor, District 7
           Phone: 304-476-1759
           Term expires: 2020

  • Thomas Mainella, District 8
           Phone: 304-282-5289
           Term expires: 2022

  • Donna Blood, District 9
           Phone: 304-612-2872
           Term expires: 2022
The City of Fairmont has a council-manager form of government. The City Council shall be the governing authority of the city and shall appoint the City Manager who shall execute the laws and administer the government of the city.

The city is divided into 9 voting districts in which districts shall be established by City Council by ordinance and changed from time to time to reflect population changes. Therefore, the City of Fairmont has 9 council members.

Only qualified voters of the city shall be eligible to hold the office of council member. Each council member shall, at the time of his or her announcement for office and during the term of office, reside within the district from which they were elected or appointed. The terms of a council member shall be 4 years and in no event shall any council member serve more than 2 consecutive full 4-year terms.

The City Council shall elect, at the 1st meeting of a new City Council, one of its members to serve as Mayor. The Mayor shall preside at all meetings of the City Council, shall be recognized as head of the city government for all ceremonial purposes but shall have no administrative duties.

For questions regarding City Council members and/or meetings, please contact City Clerk Janet Keller at 304-366-6212, extension 329.