The week in local government (March 21 edition)

March 21, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, March 17 to March 24:


CHARLESTON – Charleston’s city council voted to repeal the city’s handgun sales restrictions. Council also approved an ordinance meant to target vacant property in the city.

ST. ALBANS – St. Albans’s city council approved the city’s FY 2015 budget and a municipal storm water fee.


COUNTY (SWA) – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority discussed the pileup of recyclables at West Virginia Recycling Services’ facility on Slack Street. Though WVRS is a private company, the solid waste authority is the landlord.


COUNTY (Parks) – The Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Commission heard that the transition of Shawnee Park to Dunbar is going well. The commission also discussed the possibility of charging fees to Kanawha County Schools sports teams if a “pay-to-play” policy for students is instated.

CHARLESTON – Charleston city council’s Finance Committee voted to approve the city’s FY 2015 budget. The full council will have the chance to vote on the budget on Monday.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, Charleston is considering charging fees for 5k and 10k races to offset the cost to the city of having those events; Kanawha County Prosecutor Mark Plants was arrested and a special prosecutor has been appointed in the case; and the Charleston CVB has worked with other CVBs and local governments to create what may be the first-ever regional travel guide for the Kanawha Valley.

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

Monday, March 24

6 p.m. – Charleston city council (special meeting for budget approval).

7 p.m. – Charleston Planning Committee.

Tuesday, March 25

Noon – Yeager Airport board (moved from Wednesday).

5 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.

Thursday, March 27

5:30 p.m. – Charleston Environment & Recycling Committee.

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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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