SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston City Council members approved the purchase of a 2014 Ford F550 truck for the Public Works Department.
"This is to replace one we had burn up on us," Mayor Frank Mullens said at a brief council meeting Thursday evening.
The new truck is a 4X4 Chassis Cab with a V-8 diesel engine. It is being purchased from Stevens Auto Center of Danville under a state contract.
City Manager Carlton Lee said the purchase price is $61,000, "but we have a $29,000 insurance check," so the insurance money will be applied to the purchase price.
In other action, council gave final approval to ordinances:
* Re-zoning property at 804, 806 and 814 Chestnut St. from R-6 (residential) to C-4 (neighborhood commercial).
Mullens said earlier this month that a Dollar General store will be built on the property, which is at the foot of the hill, across from South Charleston High School.
* Transferring several lots in the Tremont subdivision from the city to the South Charleston Development Authority. Mullens has said the transfer will allow the city to sell the lots in the traditional manner.
Also during the meeting:
* Mullens said remodeling work at Little Creek Country Club is quickly coming together. He said one of the conference rooms was set up for video conferencing on Thursday. The golf pro shop is also taking shape, he said.
* Public Works Director Gerald Burgy said the city has received a shipment of road salt.
*Arnet Hoston, director of the South Charleston Community Center, said the Mountain State Athletic Conference basketball tournament will be at the community center this weekend, with the South Charleston High School girls varsity playing Parkersburg at 2 p.m. Saturday and the boys varsity playing Beckley at 8 p.m. Saturday for the championship.
Council's next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at City Hall on D Street.