The Nov. 2 meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) saw the commission make a change to the minor boundary adjustment they granted to the town of Man, W.Va. at their Oct. 19 meeting.
The LCC voted to amend their ruling granting to boundary adjustment to except the portions of Route 10 that were included in the original order for annexation.
At the time, the Logan Banner reported the boundary adjustment was approved by the LCC and a group of several people protested the vote.
The group against annexation claimed several property owners whose property abutted parts of Route 10 that were schedule to be annexed into the town of Man would be negatively affected by the move.
Like a recent boundary adjustment granted to the town of Chapmanville, the boundary adjustment at Man concerned one land owner who wished to be annexed into the town for fire and police protection.
However, legal council for the LCC Brian Abraham explained that removing portions of Route 10 from the land to be annexed into the town of Man would allay the concerns of citizens while providing the land owner requesting annexation.
Abraham explained, “Subsequent to that last hearing, I contact council…and expressed the concerns of these individuals that would be at the lower end of [annexed portions of Route 10]…might be adjacent to or abutting route 10 even though they weren’t abutting the actual properties to be included in the boundary adjustment. Based upon my conversations with both attorneys and what I believe is the way of resolving this is having the county commission find that State Route 10 is not necessary to achieve the town’s interest in the town’s minor boundary adjustment.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]