Here’s a recap of Daily Mail coverage related to local government this week, Aug. 18 to Aug. 22:
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CHARLESTON – City council’s Finance Committee moved forward on a proposed sales tax increase in Charleston.
DUNBAR – City council members approved wage increases for some city employees and passed on second reading an ordinance creating an urban deer hunt.
ST. ALBANS – St. Albans city council considered updating its traffic violation ordinance to include insurance requirements already enforced by the state.
COUNTY(SWA) – The Kanawha County Solid Waste Authority voted to spend over $90,000 to pave the public drop off area at the recycling center on Slack Street.
COUNTY (Parks) – Kanawha County Parks and Recreation commissioners discussed the future of a new boat ramp at Coonskin Park as well as the outcome of the Coonskin logging trial.
SOUTH CHARLESTON – South Charleston Public Works Director Gerald Burgy told city council the city is still working to acquire salt for the winter.
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In other Kanawha County local government news, a three-judge panel has been appointed in the Mark Plants case; Glasgow residents could see water and sewer bills go up around 26 percent on average; prices for road salt are double what they were last year, putting strain on city budgets; alternate options for electronics recycling are available; the hearing on the mountaintop removal mine near Kanawha State Forest is finished; and the accused Coonskin Park logger was found not guilty (timeline and background here).
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Here are government meetings and related events scheduled next week in Kanawha County:
Monday, Aug. 25
5:30 p.m. – South Charleston Library Board
Thursday, Aug. 28
5 p.m. – Kanawha County Commission.
5:30 p.m. – Charleston Environment & Recycling Committee.