LOGAN, W.Va. — At their meeting March 6, The Logan County Commission granted the Buffalo Creek PSD around $228,000 in funds for the next phase of the Tridelphia water project.
County administrator Rocky Adkins explained funds had been accumulating in an account which receives funds from waste coal severance tax.
“Every year, we’ve been granted in the past funds for the waste coal taxes, and they had accumulated over there to a point that had some benefit for us to be able to help a program. This money had accumulated over a three or four year period and it got be a point where there was enough money to there to do a project,” noted Rocky Adkins.
The commission had reportedly been letting the money acrue in the account until there was enough saved to fund a project.
The money earmarked for infrastructure projects.
“We’re glad this [money] can be used for this. In fact this is what this money is designated for is helping this area. I know it’s going to a just cause,” noted LCC president Danny Godby.
Phase two of the Tridelphia water project will see a complete rejuvenation of the Buffalo Creek PSD and see sewer service spread to the Landville and Greenville areas of the county.
A representative of the Buffalo Creek PSD thanked the LCC for their commitment to the project.
Around $25,000 from the fund is also going to fund the county’s emergency disaster center.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]