Lewis County Economic Development Authority (LCEDA) Director Mike Herron told commissioners Tuesday, the Northwest Water Project construction should begin Oct. 1.
Chojnacki Construtction, in Hamlin, and Dan’s Marine Service, in Grafton, will be working on the project.
Herron said it should take 270 days to complete, with Chojnacki Construction in charge of Contract One, which encompasses part of the water line route, and Dan’s Marine Service in charge of Contract Two. Both contracts will be working at the same time.
Herron stressed that customers should sign up for city water now, because there is a fee for customers who sign up after the project is complete. That fee could run as much as $350.
The new hotel, which is under construction on U.S. 33 East, should be completed in July 2018, according to Herron.
Herron has met with the contractor, who is interested in building apartments somewhere in Lewis County, as well. No particular area of the county was mentioned.
The board that serves Corridor H has passed a resolution in support of the road bond, which will be a special vote for West Virginians in October. If the bond passes, the Southbound ramp at Exit 99 on I-79 is on the project list for reconstruction.
Deputy AssessorCourtney Weaver took her oath of office. She is filling a vacancy made by retirement.
Weaver is a West Virginia Wesleyan College graduate, where she double majored in history and English literature. Assessor John Breen said a young creative mind has been added to the assessor’s staff.
Breen reported that two real estate brokers contacted his office and said the online mapping was of great assistance in locating properties in Lewis County. He also said oil and gas company employees have been helpful in establishing more accurate land boundaries.
Commissioner Agnes Queen attended a Regional Jail Authority meeting, where changes to the RJA were discussed, including doing away with the RJA altogether.
Commissioner Rod Wyman helped with beautification projects at the Mountaineer Military Museum, which included adding lava rock and LED lights around the monuments.
Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11.