Dunbar city council members are looking ahead to the city's election on June 4, when city residents will elect a new mayor.
Early this year, Mayor Jack Yeager announced he would not run for re-election, which opens the mayoral seat for either the city's public works director, Democrat Terry Greenlee, or Republican Michael Hall.
The city clerk's position also will be contested, in addition to several council seats.
During a city council meeting Monday, council member Everette Sullivan urged residents to get out and vote in the election. He cited a dismal 9 percent voter turnout in the city's most recent election.
City Clerk Ross Harrison also encouraged residents to vote early at Dunbar City Hall starting Wednesday and continuing through June 1. With the exception of Sunday and Memorial Day, early voting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at city hall and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on two Saturdays.
Also Monday, a resident asked about some stoplights that are out on W.Va. 25 inside Dunbar city limits. Council member Gail Harper said it's a safety problem that the state should help resolve.
Yeager said he would contact state Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox's office about the traffic lights.