Here’s a recap of the Daily Mail’s local government coverage this week, Nov. 18 to Nov. 22:
CHARLESTON – Charleston’s city council approved a revised version of the city’s master plan for rail trails and other bicycle/pedestrian paths in the city. The plan can be viewed on the city’s website (or you can click here).
ST. ALBANS – City council discussed the Festival of Lights, flooding problems and other issues in the city.
COUNTY – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority board learned West Virginia Recycling Services had (temporarily) lost its business license after missing the deadline to file its annual report. The authority also received updates on other county recycling projects.
NITRO – Nitro’s council discussed the city’s coming special election in March to renew the existing municipal levy.
CHARLESTON (EAST END) – East End Main Street has awarded the first facade grant under recently-raised limits to Pison Development for its Kyle Furniture building project in the amount of $40,000. EEMS Director Ric Cavender previously pushed for the higher limits to provide better assistance to larger projects, he said.
CHARLESTON – The Strong Neighborhoods Task Force began discussion about pedestrian crossings at Greenbrier Street and elsewhere in the city after a pedestrian was killed on the street earlier this year.
COUNTY – The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission voted to ask Coonskin logger David Bowen with Russell Trucking to pay the park back for damages or be sued. The commission also met with Dunbar and West Virginia State University officials about the future of Shawnee Park.
SOUTH CHARLESTON – Mayor Frank Mullens told members of South Charleston’s city council the U.S. Postal Service is looking into the incorrect addressing problem that resulted in Charleston’s new sales tax being charged in South Charleston.
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Also this week, West Virginia American Water officially took over the Pratt water system; the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association received a $5,000 grant for TNR programs; and the 4-H Foundation is continuing to work to get the pool at Camp Virgil Tate replaced.
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Here are government meetings and related events for next week:
Monday, Nov. 25
5:30 p.m. – Charleston council’s Ordinance & Rules Committee (re: prostitution ordinance).
5:30 p.m. – South Charleston Library Board.