The week in local government (June 20)

June 20, 2014 by Matt Murphy

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DUNBAR – Dunbar’s city council repealed the city’s gun ordinance to comply with a new state law.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.

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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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