WORK SESSION: Portion of Auburn Road Likely Designated "Jim Ritter Road" to Honor Longest Serving Council Member

Updated 4 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

Huntington City Council plans to honor the late Jim Ritter for his length of service to the City of Huntington. At the Tuesday night council meeting, if passed,the Huntington portion of Auburn Road will be designated with a plaque as Jim Ritter Road.

Ritter served more than 25 years as a council member fromDistrict One. He passed away May 24, 2012.

Councilwoman Judy Clark has previously described herself as Ritter’s “sounding board” asked that his widow, Norma Jean, and other family members be remembered on the First Anniversary of his death.

A companion resolution would name City Hall’s council chambers in his honor.However, in an abundance of respect and in following the law, city attorney Scott McClure has been asked to determine whether the bodypreviously passed a “moratorium” on naming requests.

Councilman Ball explained, “Jim was a dear friend of mine. I want to see this happen. But we must play by the rules”.

The possibility exists for a committee referral, depending on the outcome of the legal research.

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