CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston City Council members passed the first reading of an ordinance Thursday night that would change the dollar amount of city projects that must first be approved by the city's finance committee.
Currently, any bid of $5,000 or more has to be presented to the finance committee. The new ordinance raises the threshold to $10,000.
Council members would need to adopt the ordinance at a later meeting.
Also Thursday, Police Chief Brad Rinehart announced that a hiring exam would be held June 1 for potential new South Charleston police officers.
Bob Anderson, the executive director of the South Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau, also said city officials are looking forward to the 54th annual Armed Forces Parade on May 18.
"Mr. Las Vegas" Wayne Newton will attend the parade.
Vietnam War veteran and South Charleston resident Lawson Freeman is the parade marshal. The Armed Forces Parade is the third oldest, continuously running parade in the country.
Also at the meeting, it was announced that May 25 would be South Charleston's Missing Children's Day.