The week in local government (April 25)

April 25, 2014 by Matt Murphy

Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, April 21 to April 25:


CHARLESTON – At the last minute, Charleston city council voted to table a proposed ordinance to enact fees for hosting foot races in the city.

ST. ALBANS – St. Albans city council voted to put the city’s fire levy on the fall election ballot.


COUNTY (SWA) – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority voted to move forward with improvements to the property that houses the West Virginia Recycling Services public facility on Slack Street. The authority is the landlord for the property.


CHARLESTON (CURA) – In a special meeting, CURA board members voted to purchase the building at 1601 Washington St. W. on the West Side.

CHARLESTON (EEMS) – East End Main Street’s board of directors voted to help fund a study to improve the streetscape and safety of Greenbrier Street.

CHARLESTON – Charleston city council’s Redistricting Committee decided to move forward with adopting a 20-ward plan for the city, meaning one ward will be dropped for the next election.

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In other Kanawha County local government news, Kanawha PSD’s proposed 25 percent rate increase is undergoing a hearing before the state Public Service Commission today; brush fires are up this year; the Kanawha Coalition for Community Health Improvement released its 2014 report on the health of Kanawha County residents; special prosecutors have been brought in to handle cases involving children in light of the County Prosecutor Mark Plants fiasco; and Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville will have an open house for its Sissonville Multipurpose Community Center tomorrow.

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

Monday, April 28

9 a.m. – Charleston Sanitary Board.

5:30 p.m. – South Charleston Library Board.

Tuesday, April 29

5:30 p.m. – Charleston council’s Ordinance & Rules committee.
Wednesday, April 30

6 p.m. – Charleston council’s Environment & Recycling committee.

Thursday, May 1

7:30 p.m. – South Charleston City Council.

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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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