Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, June 16 to June 20:
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DUNBAR – Dunbar’s city council repealed the city’s gun ordinance to comply with a new state law.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.
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.
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.
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.