Here’s what’s been happening in local government from Aug. 26 to Aug. 30:
COUNTY: The Kanawha County Commissioners voted to spend up to $1.5 million toward a new bridge at Coonskin Park. They also discussed getting over $12 million in delinquent taxes owed the county; established a drug task force to look into ways the county can combat drug problems on a local level; gave East Bank and Cedar Grove $15,000 each to assist with repayment of funds the towns owed to Kanawha PSD (background story); and spent coal severance funds on new ambulances and the demolition of dilapidated buildings.
ST. ALBANS: Mayor Dick Callaway led a tour of city residents, officials and federal representatives to parts of the city that have experienced frequent flooding in recent years.
AIRPORT: Yeager Airport officials said they were pleased with the Coonskin Park bridge project. The airport’s board of directors also discussed the status of grant applications the airport has submitted.
EAST END: East End Main Street held its annual meeting at Moses Auto Group’s downtown location. Executive Director Ric Cavender updated attendees on the progress East End Main Street has made in the past year.
ANIMAL SHELTER: The executive director of the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association, which runs the local animal shelter, officially resigned from her position at the Humane Association’s board of directors’ meeting. Three other board members also resigned their positions, with some citing “philosophical differences” or that they were unhappy with the direction of the shelter.
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Here are government meetings and related events for next week:
Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day – government offices closed
Tuesday, Sept. 3
10 a.m. – South Charleston Property Board.
1 p.m. – Charleston Municipal Beautification Commission.
6 p.m. – Cedar Grove Town Council.
6 p.m. – Public hearing on proposed Kanawha Boulevard renovations and bike lanes, Charleston.
6:30 p.m. – Charleston Finance Committee.
7 p.m. – Charleston City Council (normally Monday).
7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.
7:30 p.m. – St. Albans City Council (normally Monday).
Wednesday, Sept. 4
3 p.m. – Charleston Municipal Planning Commission.
Thursday, Sept. 5
7:30 p.m. – South Charleston City Council.