The week in local government (July 25)

July 31, 2014 by Matt Murphy

I was on vacation last week, but here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government for July 21 to July 25. Daily Mail reporter Shawnee Moran helped cover some of the meetings while I was out.


CHARLESTON – Bills hiking fire and refuse fees in the city were introduced in council.

DUNBAR – Dunbar’s city council discussed upcoming events and projects in the city.

ST. ALBANS – St. Albans city council voted to allow the city to apply for home rule status (though as pointed out in a Daily Mail article, this action is later than any other city).


COUNTY (SWA) – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority’s board learned West Virginia Recycling Services will now accept all plastics but will stop accepting electronics.


CHARLESTON (CURA) – In a special meeting, CURA’s board chose a developer to build a hotel on the former Holley Hotel property on Quarrier Street.

CHARLESTON (East End) – East End Main Street’s board of directors discussed a new project to allow the public to draw on the building at 1601 Washington St. E. with chalk, meant to allow the public to provide ideas for the building. CURA is currently in the process of renovating the structure.

AIRPORT – Yeager Airport officials discussed litigation filed against the airport that claims runoff from the airport’s obstruction removal project contributed to the Jan. 9 chemical leak. The airport refutes such claims.


COUNTY (H.E.A.T.) – Kanawha County’s Heroin Eradication Associated Task Force discussed the growing heroin problem in the county.

COUNTY (Commission) – Kanawha County Commissioners voted to draft a petition to remove Prosecutor Mark Plants from office.

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In other Kanawha County local government news,  Kanawha County’s 22-year-old recycling ordinance has been all but ignored.

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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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