The week in local government (April 18)

April 18, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of other Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, April 14 to April 18:


CHARLESTON (Land Trust) – Land Trust members learned an event is planned for April 30 concerning urban trails.


COUNTY (Commission) – The commission voted to join a lawsuit against Freedom Industries over the Jan. 9 chemical leak and water contamination. Commissioners also approved next fiscal year’s levy rates.


COUNTY (Parks) – Kanawha County Parks Commission members learned that groundbreaking has been set for the Coonskin Park bridge.

SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston’s council gave preliminary approval to raise the mayor’s salary on July 1, 2015, which is the beginning of the next mayoral term.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, the state Attorney General is attempting to intervene in Charleston’s complaint over Senate Bill 317; Charleston’s city council will resume discussion over ward redistricting next week; Charleston’s fire chief is retiring today; local government and agencies are beginning to seek reimbursement from FEMA for chemical leak expenses; and the East End Bazaar will reopen in May with a new market manager.

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

Monday, April 21

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, April 22

10 a.m. – Kanawha Solid Waste Authority.

1 p.m. – Municipal Beautification Commission.

Wednesday, April 23

5:30 p.m. – Charleston Redistricting 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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