At the meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) held Monday June 8, the boundaries of the town of Chapmanville were given a minor adjustment, money was granted to the town of Mitchell Heights to address drainage problems, a slew of sports teams and scout groups received funds and portions of road in the Mud Fork area where cleared for ATV traffic in relation to the Hatfield and McCoy Trail system.
Attorney for the Town of Chapmanville Rob Kuenzel presented the LCC with a citizen’s request to be annexed into the town of Chapmanville. Kuenzel and Attorney for Logan County Brian Abraham discussed the legal minutiae of the matter before the matter was ultimately approved by the LCC. “Having reviewed the petition, he [Kuenzel] has produced evidence that it ran timely as a class two legal ad, and he’s going to supplement the record with the affidavit of publication. He has demonstrated by evidence here today by these exhibits he’s filed that there are lots 37 and 38 that are in the city limits. Further by the map provided, he’s demonstrated that lots 23, 24, 25 and 26 meet the definition as a contiguous lot subject to minor boundary adjustment…,” stated Abraham.
Sports teams and outdoor activity organizations across the county were also granted funds from the LCC. Man Travel Ball 16 and under, WV Dream 2018 ninth grade basketball travel team and WV Wildcats 12 and under traveling softball team were each granted $500 to be redeemed by invoice. Boy Scout Troops 23, of Peach Creek and 58 of Verdunville requested funding to allay expenses to send scouts to a summer camp. President of the LCC Danny Godby read from letters from the groups stating, “We will be sending…kids to summer camp July 5 through 10. These experiences for our Boy Scouts helps mold them for the future as well as making them better citizens.” Each troop was granted $1500. The Logan Area Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation was also granted $1,000 to put on their yearly fishing event at the scout pond at Mill Creek.
Mayor Mike Ferrell of the town of Mitchell Heights addressed the LCC about an issue his town is experiencing with a decades-old drainage system. “Behind Stone Court there’s approximately 190 feet of pipe and of that 60 feet have collapsed. As a matter of fact, an automobile has two front tires settled down in that.” The town of Mitchell Heights was subsequently granted over $8,700 to fix the issue.
The Logan County Firefighters’ Association presented the LCC with a request for funding their annual fire school at Chapmanville Regional High School. The group was granted $15,000 to further train firefighters.
Regulations for sections of Route 52 at Mud Fork and lower Dempsey Branch were also relaxed to allow ATV traffic to pass on the road in the relation to use of the Hatfield and McCoy Trail system.
The next meeting of the LCC is scheduled for June 23.