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South Charleston approves $437,647 paving contract

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By GEORGE HOHMANN

FOR THE DAILY MAIL

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — South Charleston City Council has approved a $437,647 annual paving contract.

West Virginia Paving of Dunbar submitted the only bid. Council approved it Thursday evening by unanimous roll-call vote.

Council also approved:

A $39,500 bid by Mountaineer Glass Inc. of Dunbar for windows for the new pro shop at Little Creek Golf Course. Councilman Jeff Means, who chairs the Finance Committee, said a request for bids was published in the Charleston newspapers and Mountaineer Glass was the only bidder.

A $36,839 bid by Best Electric of Charleston for electrical wiring and a data and security system for the new golf pro shop. Means said three companies were invited to bid and Best Electric was the only company to respond.

In other action, council gave final approval to a resolution authorizing Mayor Frank Mullens to renew a housing consortium cooperation agreement for 2015 through 2017.

The agreement, which has been in effect since 1999, brings in about $1 million in federal money primarily used to provide first-time home-buyers with assistance. Current consortium participants are the Kanawha County Commission and, in addition to South Charleston, the communities of Charleston, Belle, Clendenin, Dunbar, Marmet, Nitro, St. Albans and Cedar Grove.

The resolution authorizing the city’s continued participation in the consortium gained final approval by unanimous voice vote.

Also during the meeting, it was noted that:

Two new city police officers are expected to graduate in August from the State Police Academy and the city expects to hire another officer soon. That will put the Police Department at full staff.

The Municipal Home Rule Board is scheduled to hear the city’s application to participate in the state Home Rule Pilot Program on Aug. 4. Twenty-three cities have applied for 16 slots in the program.

Council’s next meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 on the second floor of City Hall on D Street.


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