Dunbar plans time capsule for 150th celebration
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the summer of 2063, Kanawha County and Dunbar residents will get a little flavor of what life was like in 2013.
To coincide with West Virginia's sesquicentennial celebration, Dunbar city council members expect to bury a 50-year time capsule in front of city hall on June 20.
Dunbar Mayor Jack Yeager said city officials would give more details about the time capsule later.
Also during a meeting Monday, council members agreed to spend $58,000 to purchase two new police cars and $6,300 for security cameras and electronic locks for the city's new police building.
Also, through a grant awarded by State Farm and Lowe's, the city will purchase $3,500 in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, Yeager said.
Residents can pick up the smoke detectors for home use, and Yeager said city officials would let people know when they arrive.
In other news, council paid $3,600 to repair the air conditioner at the Dunbar Senior Center's recreation room.