LOGAN — The first meeting of the year for the Logan County Commission (LCC) saw the group handle yearly business and receive updates on the removal of dilapidated homes, the county dump and the animal shelter.
After the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, the meeting started with the group’s nomination vote for Danny Godby to be the president of the commission in 2016.
The group also kept their same meeting schedule: the second and fourth Monday each month at 3 p.m.
As a part of the continued effort to remove abandoned homes throughout the area, Logan County Code Enforcement Officer Ray Perry presented the LCC with four home which have tested positive for asbestos and require hazardous material abatement.
Once homes have been through the hazardous material abatement process, the county intends to eventually place the refuse created from their demolition into the county’s new class D landfill.
Logan County Administrator Rocky Adkins explained the county recently received approval from state authorities for the landfill.
Adkins added the landfill, “…is only for construction or demolition debris,” and should allow more dilapidated homes to be put through the county’s removal program.
Perry estimated since the program’s inception, between 130 and 140 homes have been demolished by homeowners throughout the county.
The new landfill is located near the junction of routes 44 and 73.
Adkins also announced the county’s new animal shelter is currently getting its water connected, and a soft opening is planned within the next two weeks.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]