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