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April 24, 2015 by joelebert

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Read the settlement agreement in the Hurricane landfill MCHM case

April 14, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Tuesday, the Putnam County Commission approved a settlement agreement between fellow plaintiff the city of Hurricane and defendants DSI and Waste Management in a lawsuit filed last year concerning MCHM being deposited in a landfill operated by the defendants.

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April 13, 2015 by Matt Murphy

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The week in local government (April 3 & 10)

April 10, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for March 30 to April 10:

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Monday, April 6

CHARLESTON – City council approved consulting services for streetscape improvements along MacCorkle Avenue.

DUNBAR – City council passed a nuisance property ordinance.

ST. ALBANS – City council bid farewell to the city’s fire department chief.

Tuesday, April 7

NITRO – Construction of a new home sparked a zoning discussion at city council.

Wednesday, April 8

AIRPORT – Yeager Airport officials say they are frustrated by a lack of progress of insurance companies for slide-related claims.

Thursday, April 9

COUNTY (Commission) – Kanawha County will join Yeager Airport in any legal action taken on slide-related claims against insurance companies.

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In other local government news, read about how a local contractor was able to dig a new channel for Elk Two Mile Creek; a former Charleston mayoral candidate files an election complaint; some Charleston council candidates are facing fines over missing campaign finance forms; Marmet’s mayor is suing the town council; Montgomery’s water plant will close by the end of the year; Mayor Danny Jones has 148 times as much money as Paul Monroe for the mayoral election; a design for the Charleston Civic Center may be selected by May; Charleston won a grant for a splash pad at Magic Island; Charleston’s inaugural beer festival is set for Saturday; Charleston leaders are planning for Top-O-Rock’s future; and WVU Tech officials said at a meeting in Montgomery a freshman class will be enrolled in 2016.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled the next two weeks in Kanawha County:

Monday, April 13

5 p.m. – Charleston Land Trust.

Tuesday, April 14

7 p.m. – Handley Town Council.

7:15 p.m. – Pratt Town Council.

7:30 p.m. – Montgomery City Council.

Wednesday, April 15

8:30 a.m. – Charleston CVB.

9 a.m. – Charleston Urban Renewal Authority.

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

Thursday, April 16

8:30 a.m. – Kanawha Parks Commission.

8:45 a.m. – KRT board.

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

Monday, April 20

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 23

10 a.m. – Kanawha SWA.

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.

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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 (March 27)

March 27, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for March 23 to March 27:

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Monday, March 23

KANAWHA SWA – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority is considering purchasing equipment from Monongalia County.

Wednesday, March 25

AIRPORT – The Yeager Airport board discussed the financial implications of the airport landslide.

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In other local government news, funding is running out for the the Charleston-Huntington bus service; a community garden on the West Side is expanding; solar-powered recycling compactors were installed on the East End; eight Charleston primary candidates are still missing financial forms; a new director was named for the Kanawha Charleston Health Department; Freedom Industries may enter the DEP’s voluntary remediation program; the Kanawha County Commission will pay for home appraisals for airport landslide victims; and Marmet’s budget is on hold after discrepancies were found.
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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 (March 13 & 20)

March 20, 2015 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for March 9 to March 20:

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Monday, March 9

CHARLESTON – City council passed its $89 million annual budget.

Wednesday, March 11

CHARLESTON (CURA) – Plans were revealed for a dental office to be built on part of the East End Dog Park.

Monday, March 16

CHARLESTON – City officials revealed plans for a renovated Slack Plaza and Brawley Walkway.

DUNBAR – City council is proposing liens on nuisance properties.

ST. ALBANS – Council approved the city’s FY 2015-16 budget.

Tuesday, March 17

KANAWHA SWA – The SWA board approved hiring Rodney Loftis & Son to tear down the building at the Slack Street recycling center.

NITRO – Nitro City Council approved plans to renovate Ridenour Park.

Wednesday, March 18

CHARLESTON (CVB) – A consultant said the region is doing well at attracting sports events, but new facilities would help that market grow.

CHARLESTON (East End Main Street) – East End Main Street approved the merger with West Side Main Street to create Charleston Main Streets.

Thursday, March 19

KRT – The KRT board is considering changing the bus system to a “flat fare” system.

COUNTY (Commission) – The Kanawha County Commission is pressuring insurance companies to move quickly with assistance for Yeager Airport landslide victims.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – City council approved two home rule ordinances – property citations and selling property without an auction.

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In other local government news, a hill collapse occurred at Yeager Airport, displacing families who weren’t allowed to return to their homes for several days; Danny Jones and Paul Monroe will move on to the Charleston general election; the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association wins a $100,000 grant; a consulting firm began analyzing Charleston’s bicycling climate; a number of residents were honored with annual Charleston Area Alliance awards; the annual financial bump the Legislature provides to the East End is ending for this year; low turnout meant provisional ballots could change a ward race; and the slate is set for municipal elections in Clendenin and East Bank later this year.

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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled the next two weeks in Kanawha County:

Monday, March 23

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

7 p.m. – Charleston Planning Committee.

Wednesday, March 25

Noon – Yeager Airport Board.

Thursday, March 26

8:30 a.m. – Charleston BZA.

Thursday, April 2

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.

Follow along: Live coverage of Charleston’s municipal election

March 7, 2015 by Brad McElhinny

Charleston Daily Mail local government reporter Matt Murphy will be providing coverage of Charleston’s municipal election.

Live Blog Charleston Municipal Elections