LCC approves funding requests


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



LOGAN, W.Va. — The September 26 meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) dealt largely with the administration of grants and funding requests from various organizations.

The first in a raft of criminal justice-based votes, centered on the home confinement system.

The group voted to approve a contract with alcohol monitoring systems before moving to administer grants.

Four grants were approved by the LCC.

The Justice Reinvestment and Community Services Grant was approved for $129,960.

Two Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants were approved.

The first grant covered the salary of a full time victim services coordinator in the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for $36,500, and the second VOCA grant will be used to hire a full-tim and part-time victim’s advocate in the prosecutors office for $48,498.

The salary for multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force prosecutor of $46,000 will be covered by a Justice Assistance Grant.

The LCC granted several requests for funding from throughout the county.

The Main Harts Creek Volunteer Fire Department was granted $112,000 to help defray the cost of the purchase of a new mini-pumper.

The Vietnam Veterans of America was granted $500 to help with the annual homeless veterans standown.

Lincoln Primary Care was granted $500 for their walk to benefit breast and cervical cancer.

East Chapmanville Grade School’s Camp Read A Lot was granted $500, and the Diamond Express 99 team was also given $500.

A report from the animal shelter showed the facility housed 17 dogs and seven cats.

No animals were euthanized or dead on arrival.

The next meeting of the LCC will be held at 3 p.m. October 3 at the Logan County Courthouse.

By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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