The state Division of Forestry has also suspended Russell Trucking's timbering license for two years, Bailey said.
Parks board members also discussed the future of a parcel of land near Tornado and Meadowood Park owned by the parks commission. The St. Albans-based Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 88 has decided to give up its lease to the property.
The FOP had leased the tract, known as the "Pettigrew Property," since 2007. In June, the commission learned that the FOP wanted to end its lease because it became too expensive for the organization to maintain.
The parks commission now inherits a meeting area built by the FOP a few years ago and a mobile home where a St. Albans police officer lives. The officer will remain on the property.
Kanawha Parks Police Chief Rodney Jones brought the issue to the commission and suggested that the meeting hall could be converted into a residence for himself or another officer. Doing so would help ensure there is a constant police presence on the site.
The FOP's presence and officer residence reduced illegal dumping and partying on the largely wooded tract. Just in the past week, Jones said, two garbage bags full of illegally dumped beer cans and bottles were collected, giving weight to the idea of allowing another to move there.
Jones said at least two officers live at each county park except Pioneer and Coonskin, though not all officers are park police. Some are state troopers or work for local governments.
No action was taken. Instead, a committee was formed to examine the future of the property, including the option of the commission selling the parcel.
"I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this," Dailey said. "It's a huge benefit to provide somebody their house."
Parks board members also approved $2,600 for the installation of new security cameras at Shawnee Park. The money will be reimbursed by the Kanawha County Commission.
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