Northwest Water Project to Begin Oct. 16

Economic Development Executive Director Mike Herron said contract one of the Northwest Water Project, which includes Sassafras Run, Murphy’s Creek, Limestone Run, and Churchville Road, will begin Oct. 16.
Contract two, including Hershman, Linger, and Laurel Runs, will begin Oct. 9. A
pre-construction will take place at the construction site Oct. 9 at 7 a.m.
Herron also said two change orders came in on the project because of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Those hurricanes drove the price of PVC pipe and oil up.
Combining Regional Development Authorities was also a topic of conversation, but Herron said combining Lewis County with Harrison and Monongalia Counties would not suit our needs.
“I’m concerned about being swallowed up by larger counties if councils combine,” Herron said.
Commissioners swore in two part time, as needed, security guards at Monday’s meeting. Chuck Goldsborough and Richard Moore will be filling in when an emergency arises that prohibits part or full time security guards from being able to work.
Commissioners also read proclamations for Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Month. Oct. 12, is Breast Cancer Awareness event, with a luncheon at Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Lewis County Assessor John Breen has completed the Farm Census of 2017 and has complied with the Farm Statistics Law.
“We appreciate the job you’re doing and your staff,” Commission President Pat Boyle said.
Commissioners Queen and Wyman attended various events around Lewis County last week, including the Weston Volunteer Fire Department’s Gun Bash, Midway Volunteer Fire Department’s Ox Roast, Lewis County High School’s morning greet of students, and the LCHS Homecoming Parade, among others.
Commissioners will meet again Monday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

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