The week in local government (May 16)

May 16, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, May 12 to May 16:

Tuesday

ELECTION DAY – Pertaining to local government in Kanawha County, six-term Kanawha County Commissioner Hoppy Shores defeated George Metz in the GOP primary; the county’s public safety levy was reapproved; and Belle residents picked Buck Chestnut to be mayor.

Wednesday

CHARLESTON (CURA) – The Charleston Urban Renewal Authority discussed damage to downtown sidewalks and learned it received funding to complete the Smith Street Streetscape project.

Thursday

COUNTY (Parks) – The Kanawha County Parks Commission discussed the possibility of adding camping facilities at county parks.

CHARLESTON (West Side) – West Side Main Street is hoping to receive grant funding to make areas near the Peer to Pier murals under Interstate 64 more pedestrian friendly.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston’s city council decided to submit its home rule application to the state Municipal Home Rule Board and also discussed ongoing U.S. Postal Service addressing issues in the city.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, continuous through-lanes on Kanawha Boulevard East are being eliminated; Charleston’s sales tax collection from December through February exceeded projections; Charleston’s longest-serving councilwoman passed away; and the man accused of conducting illegal timbering at Coonskin Park turned himself in.

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

Monday, May 19

7 a.m. – Kanawha County Commission as Board of Canvassers.

Noon – Kanawha County Commission.

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, May 20

8:30 a.m. – Upper Kanawha Valley EDC.

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

1 p.m. – South Charleston Sanitary Board.

7 p.m. – Pratt Town Council (moved from May 13).

7 p.m. – Belle Town Council.

7 p.m. – East Bank Town Council.

7 p.m. – Handley Town Council (moved from May 13).

7 p.m. – Nitro City Council.

Wednesday, May 21

1 p.m. – South Charleston CVB.

3 p.m. – Strong Neighborhoods Task Force.

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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.

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