Read the Kanawha County recycling ordinance

July 21, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Below is Kanawha County’s recycling ordinance, which was passed in 1992 after the creation of such a plan was approved by voters. It is currently not enforced.

Read the related story here.

 

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The week in local government (July 18)

July 18, 2014 by Matt Murphy

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

Tuesday

NITRO – Nitro City Council received an update on a class action settlement agreement with Monsanto.

Wednesday

CHARLESTON (CVB) – CEO Alisa Bailey told CVB board members that Millenials and sports are opportunities for local tourism growth.

CHARLESTON – Charleston’s Strong Neighborhoods Task Force voted to introduce a delayed demolition ordinance to city council, beginning the process for the bill to become law.

Thursday

KRT – The KRT board of directors received early recommendations from a consulting firm, some of which included a possible revamp of schedules on KRT’s most popular routes.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston city council approved the city’s annual paving contract and bids for other city projects.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, a new Appalachian food map featuring four local destinations was formally released in Charleston; and state and local planning officials are working to make West Virginia safer for bicyclists.

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

Monday, July 21

6:45 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, July 22

10 a.m. – Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority (moved from last week).

Wednesday, July 23

Noon – East End Main Street.

Thursday, July 24

5 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

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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 (July 11)

July 11, 2014 by Matt Murphy

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

Monday

CHARLESTON – Mayor Danny Jones told city council members he plans to ask for small refuse and fire fee increases at the next council meeting.

DUNBAR – Dunbar residents expressed concerns about ongoing city projects to city council members.

ST. ALBANS – St. Albans city council conducted a public hearing for the city’s home rule application (though it may be too late).

Tuesday

COUNTY – Kanawha County commissioners diverted more money from the county prosecutor’s accounts to pay for the county’s required special prosecutors.

Wednesday

CHARLESTON (CURA) – Charleston Urban Renewal Authority board members heard from state Sen. Brooks McCabe about a plan to improve housing on the West Side.  Board members also voted to apply for a grant for renovations to the private 2nd Avenue Community Center.

CHARLESTON – Charleston’s Streets and Traffic Committee recommended approval of three ordinances modifying traffic in the city. Bill 7623, would allow left turns from Ruffner Avenue onto Kanawha Boulevard; Bill 7624 would allow more parking on Virginia Street near Bradford Street; and Bill 7625 would eliminate a single handicap parking space on Elm Street near Virginia Street West.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, Charleston’s new vacant structure ordinance is apparently starting to chip away at the number of such structures even before it’s enforceable; the state’s new Charleston Work Release Center on the East End may be finished by October; an East End restaurant is changing its name and menu; and a sinkhole opened at the intersection of Quarrier and Brooks streets.

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

Tuesday, July 15

8:30 a.m. – Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation.

1 p.m. – South Charleston Sanitary Board.

7 p.m. – Belle Town Council.

7 p.m. – East Bank Town Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Wednesday, July 16

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

Thursday, July 17

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha County Parks Commission.

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 (July 4)

July 8, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Happy Independence Day!

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, June 30 to July 4:

Tuesday

NITRO – Nitro city council discussed how home rule could help better maintain streets in the city.

Thursday

SOUTH CHARLESTON – Mayor Frank Mullens told city council members he has reached a resolution to the city’s ongoing addressing problem.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, a trial date has been set for the alleged Coonskin Park logger; a new bus service began between Charleston and Morgantown; Mi Cocina de Amor opened a new location on the East End; and a number of projects should make Charleston safer for pedestrians.

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

Monday, July 7

6 p.m. – Chelyan Improvement Council.

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

7 p.m. – Charleston City Council.

7 p.m. – Chesapeake Town Council.

7 p.m. – Dunbar City Council.

7:30 p.m. – St. Albans City Council.

Tuesday, July 8

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

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, July 9

9 a.m. – Charleston Urban Renewal Authority.

5:30 p.m. – Charleston Streets and Traffic 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.

The week in local government (June 27)

June 27, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, June 23 to June 27:

Wednesday

CHARLESTON (East End) – The final survey for a proposed East End North Historic District will be presented in August, the East End Main Street board of directors learned.

Thursday

COUNTY – Kanawha County commissioners grilled Prosecutor Mark Plants over ballooning costs for special prosecutors due to Plants’ criminal charges.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, a portion of MacCorkle Avenue is the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the county; a poll was circulating about next year’s Charleston city election; the wife of Pratt Mayor Gary Fields has been arrested again; and work will begin this fall on American Electric Power’s plan to rebuild a major transmission line in the county.

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

Tuesday, July 1

6 p.m. – Cedar Grove Town Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Thursday, July 3

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

Friday, July 4

Independence Day – Government offices closed.

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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 (June 20)

June 20, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, June 16 to June 20:

Monday

CHARLESTON – City officials said they plan to use an unforeseen $3.8 million in business and occupation tax revenue for major city projects.

DUNBAR – Dunbar’s city council repealed the city’s gun ordinance to comply with a new state law.

ST. ALBANS – Cat complaints were the main topic at St. Albans’ city council meeting.

Tuesday

COUNTY (SWA) – Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority board members debated giving the Slack Street recycling center some improvements and talked briefly about the future of the facility.

NITRO – Nitro’s city government is preparing for the city’s home rule hearing later this summer.

Wednesday

CHARLESTON – The city’s Strong Neighborhoods Task Force discussed a proposed delayed demolition ordinance for the city.

CHARLESTON – Council’s Redistricting Committee approved a new 20-ward plan for the city, which will go before the full council for a final vote.

Thursday

COUNTY (Parks) -Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission members learned a settlement has been reached over the failing turf at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium (and possibly illegally voted to allow the director to sign the agreement). Commissioners also said they would support a new boat ramp at the park.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston’s city council reappointed its housing authority director.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, a group of county residents are seeking a way to stop a mountaintop removal coal mine planned adjacent to Kanawha State Forest and the Loudendale neighborhood; West Side Main Street and East End Main Street received funding for projects in their respective neighborhoods; a gun group amended its lawsuit against Charleston; a candidate for Kanawha County Commission in 2010 was arrested in May after an altercation with State Police; and a state legislative committee discussed the possibility of urban homesteading on Charleston’s West Side.

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

Monday, June 23

5:30 p.m. – South Charleston Library Board.

Thursday, June 26

5 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

6 p.m. – Environment and Recycling 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.

The week in local government (June 13)

June 13, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, June 9 to June 13:

Monday

SISSONVILLE – The Greater Sissonville Development Council discussed the possibility of getting a community recycling program off the ground.

Tuesday

CHARLESTON – Charleston council’s Parks Committee revised the proposed race fee bill with what they say is a “middle of the road” solution.

Wednesday

CHARLESTON (CURA) – CURA board members voted to provide a loan to Bullock Properties for the Staats Hospital renovation project.

AIRPORT – Yeager Airport officials discussed efforts to get new non-stop flights to New York City and Florida.

Thursday

COUNTY (Commission) – The Kanawha County Commission will take $50,000 from Prosecutor Mark Plants’ drug forfeiture account to pay for special prosecutors.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, over 3,500 cars poured onto Kanawha Boulevard for Hot Rod Magazine’s 2014 Power Tour (see some social media photos here); officials said the Power Tour was a significant economic boost for Charleston; fines for the Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant for a February slurry spill have increased from the first round of fines; and St. Albans’ home rule application could be in jeopardy because required parts of the application are late.

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

Monday, June 16

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, June 17

8:30 a.m. – Upper Kanawha EDC.

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

1 p.m. – South Charleston Sanitary Board.

7 p.m. – Belle Town Council.

7 p.m. – East Bank Town Council.

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Wednesday, June 18

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

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

Thursday, June 19

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha County Parks Commission.

8:45 p.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.