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Construction taxes lead to decrease in Morgantown city budget

Posted: Mar 17 2018 - 2:11 PM

MORGANTOWN — The overall decrease in Morgantown’s budget — from nearly $42 million for the 2016-’17 fiscal year to a projected $35.3 million for the upcoming 2018-’19 fiscal year can be largely attributed to construction taxes, according...

Preston Commission hears funding requests

Posted: Mar 15 2018 - 7:52 PM

KINGWOOD — Puppets, farmers and funding requests were before Preston County commissioners this week.WVU Extension Agent Bill Shockey got commission approval to use the McGrew House property for farmer’s markets. This year the market will be...

Reedsville Council discusses possible rate increase for sewer customers

Posted: Mar 14 2018 - 5:22 PM

REEDSVILLE — Reedsville Council discussed a possible rate increase it predicted to be as much as 257 percent to each sewer customer, at its meeting this week. Mayor Jason Titus said the current minimum water/sewer bill of $50 per month...

Granville Council discusses difficulties for proposed pothole policy

Posted: Mar 14 2018 - 4:52 PM

GRANVILLE — Council discussed this week why a specific written procedure to deal with potholes at University Town Centre would be difficult to do.“If you want to put a policy in place, it would just be somebody that would be in charge of re...

Kingwood Council discusses staggering terms

Posted: Mar 14 2018 - 4:34 PM

KINGWOOD — Some Kingwood Council members would like to see terms staggered, if they go to four years. At its last meeting, council voted 4-1 to proceed with changes to city code to allow elections to be held at the same time as the county...

Decision rests with county regarding municipal ballot item

Posted: Mar 13 2018 - 5:17 PM

MORGANTOWN — Donald Kersey, director and deputy legal counsel of the West Virginia Secretary of State’s elections division, said the choice of whether a municipal item is placed on November’s general election ballot is ultimately up to the...