Boone County Commission hears water reports
by Lawrence Keeney
During a recent meeting of the Boone County Commission,
officials received a pleasing report from a water company representative.
David Holstein, of West Virginia American Water Company, assured commissioners that all reported problems at the Prenter Road water projects are under control, and that workers began digging in earnest early last week. He also noted that the first fire hydrant in the project had recently been installed.
In other projects, Holstein noted that construction at the Stollings Road Project is currently underway at the Doug Hill home.
In other commission news, Whitesville Mayor Freddie Harless sent a letter to the officials requesting that when the Boone County Sheriffs Department retires their Dodge Durango
vehicle, the Whitesville Police Department would like to take
possession of it.
In addition, Harless asked
commissioners to leave all
emergency lights and specialized police wiring intact. Sheriff Rodney Miller said the departments special radio would be taken out however.
Commissioners also agreed to match a $15,000 donation to Ramage Elementary School for playground equipment.
The commission had previously agreed to match a donation to the school bestowed upon the students by the Boone County Board of Education.
County crews have collected 58 bags of garbage from the roadside in the communities of Cazy and Bim over the past week. County Administrator Jim Gore said the cleanup, done by day report center clients was done at the request of residents of the communities. "They told us the garbage in those areas was horrible and asked for our help. "The commissioners and I agreed that this was an important task to take care of as soon as possible and we made it happen as
quickly as we could." He said the bags were deposited at the Rock Creek transfer station.
Gore also announced that due to funds recently received from the federal government, a new walking track at Waterways would soon be installed.
"The 880 foot track will begin at the old go-kart track and run along the rivers edge to connect with the rest of the walking trail," he said.
Commissioners approved a bid for $62,000 from Bias Paving to complete the job.
They were just over $14,000 cheaper than bids from West Virginia Paving.
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