The week in local government (April 18)

April 18, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, April 14 to April 18:

Monday

CHARLESTON (Land Trust) – Land Trust members learned an event is planned for April 30 concerning urban trails.

Tuesday

COUNTY (Commission) – The commission voted to join a lawsuit against Freedom Industries over the Jan. 9 chemical leak and water contamination. Commissioners also approved next fiscal year’s levy rates.

Thursday

COUNTY (Parks) – Kanawha County Parks Commission members learned that groundbreaking has been set for the Coonskin Park bridge.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston’s council gave preliminary approval to raise the mayor’s salary on July 1, 2015, which is the beginning of the next mayoral term.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, the state Attorney General is attempting to intervene in Charleston’s complaint over Senate Bill 317; Charleston’s city council will resume discussion over ward redistricting next week; Charleston’s fire chief is retiring today; local government and agencies are beginning to seek reimbursement from FEMA for chemical leak expenses; and the East End Bazaar will reopen in May with a new market manager.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, April 21

6:30 p.m. – Charleston Finance Committee.

7 p.m. – Charleston City Council.

7 p.m. – Dunbar City Council.

7 p.m. – Glasgow Town Council.

7 p.m. – Marmet Town Council.

7:30 p.m. – St. Albans City Council.

Tuesday, April 22

10 a.m. – Kanawha Solid Waste Authority.

1 p.m. – Municipal Beautification Commission.

Wednesday, April 23

5:30 p.m. – Charleston Redistricting Committee.

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“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

Read the WVAG’s motion to intervene in Charleston’s gun law complaint

April 17, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Thursday, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced his office filed a motion to intervene in Charleston’s complaint the city filed in Kanawha Circuit Court in March. Read the story here and the attorney general’s complaint below:

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The week in local government (April 11 edition)

April 11, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, April 7 to April 11:

Monday

CHARLESTON – Charleston’s city council approved the city’s annual paving contract, which will funnel over $1.3 million into street paving projects throughout the city.

Wednesday

CURA – CURA board members gave $15,000 to the Charleston Area Alliance to go toward hiring someone for a future “downtown management system.”

CHARLESTON – The Municipal Planning Commission gave final approval to the Shrewsbury Village project downtown, which should begin construction in the coming weeks.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, University of Charleston design students presented their concepts for 1601 Washington St. E.; a judge gives the Kanawha County prosecutor supervised visits with his children (the latest in the ongoing saga); and the state has repaved Bridge Road after the city placed signs on the road telling drivers to call a DOH garage for maintenance concerns; and 19 cats were taken from a hoarding situation on the West Side.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, April 14

5 p.m. – Charleston Land Trust.

Tuesday, April 15

8:30 a.m. – Upper Kanawha EDC.

10 a.m. – Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority.

1 p.m. – South Charleston Sanitary Board.

5 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

7 p.m. – Belle Town Council.

7 p.m. – East Bank Town Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Wednesday, April 16

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

Thursday, April 17

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha County Parks and Recreation.

8:45 a.m. – KRT board.

7:30 p.m. – South Charleston City Council.

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“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

The week in local government (April 4 edition)

April 4, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, March 31 to April 4:

Thursday

SOUTH CHARLESTON – City council approved the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget, which includes a 2.5 percent pay raise for employees.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, Kanawha and Putnam commission candidates met with the Daily Mail editorial board; and municipal leaders are concerned about the effect the state’s new minimum wage bill will have on cities.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, April 7

6:30 p.m. – Charleston Finance Committee.

7 p.m. – Charleston City Council.

7 p.m. – Dunbar City Council.

7:30 p.m. – St. Albans City Council.

Tuesday, April 8

4:15 p.m. – West Side Main Street.

7 p.m. – Handley Town Council.

7:15 p.m. – Pratt Town Council.

7:30 p.m. – Montgomery City Council.

Wednesday, April 9

1 p.m. – South Charleston Museum Board.

- – -“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

Live Blog: Kanawha/Putnam commission candidates editorial board

April 3, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Candidates for contested county commission seats in Kanawha and Putnam counties met with the Daily Mail’s editorial board today.

In Kanawha County, incumbent Hoppy Shores (R) is running against George Metz (R) in the Republican primary. Clint Casto, a Democrat, is also running but was not available Thursday.

In Putnam County, incumbent Steve Andes (R) is running against Jerry Dials (R) in the Republican primary. No Democrats have registered to run.

The week in local government (March 28 edition)

March 28, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, March 24 to March 28:

Monday

CHARLESTON – Charleston’s city council approved the city’s FY 2015 budget. Budget story here.
Tuesday

AIRPORT – Yeager airport officials approved an updated marketing plan for the airport.

COUNTY – Kanawha County officials are working to map potential water contamination sources across the county.

Thursday

CHARLESTON – City council’s Environment & Recycling committee approved a bill that creates a small “restricted use area” in Kanawha City due to contamination from the old Libbey Owens Ford plant.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, Charleston has filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court over the new state gun law; and the city also wants residents to know which potholes it can and can’t fix.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:

Monday, March 31

Noon – Charleston Parks and Recreation committee.

Tuesday, April 1

6 p.m. – Cedar Grove Town Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Thursday, April 3

7:30 p.m. – South Charleston City Council.

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“The Week in Local Government” is a weekly post, published around lunchtime on Fridays, that recaps the Daily Mail’s local government coverage for the week. Past editions are available by clicking on the “The Week in Government” link on the right side of this page.

Read the SB317-related complaint Charleston filed in court

March 27, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Late Wednesday afternoon, the city of Charleston filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court asking a judge to decide whether or not city-owned recreation centers legally qualify as education facilities.

Read the complaint below:

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