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Old 05-28-2014, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Salary increases for top positions approved:

City Council approves salary increases for top city positions | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Update on the police chief search:

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HUNTINGTON -- Huntington's search for a new police chief attracted 37 applicants, including six to seven people who will be interviewed for the vacancy early next month, according to search committee chairman Dan O'Hanlon.

The retired circuit judge continually used the phrase "high quality" to describe the field of applicants. Their resumes came from as far away as New Mexico, urban areas of Chicago and Philadelphia, as well as five to 10 from within West Virginia, including three to five Huntington area residents. He said some applicants possess doctoral or law degrees and more than half make a higher salary than Skip Holbrook did before he left to become police chief in Columbia, S.C., in April.
Police chief search | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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There's an article about two new stormwater proposals, but it's behind the H-D paywall. Anyone a subscriber and want to summarize?
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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They plan to start by decreasing the municipal fee 10%. Then, from the City of Huntington Website, they will implement this:

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The new fee -- termed a water quality service fee -- would be a flat $7.15 a month for residences and non-residences for two years.

After that time, residential property owners would still pay only the flat rate of $7.15 per month, while non-residential property owners would pay $7.15 for up to 3,000 square feet of insoluble material -- such as large structures or parking lots -- and $1.05 per 1,000 square feet above 3,000 square feet and up to one million square feet.
News | City of Huntington
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Thanks, Tim! Hopefully this turns into a good solution for our aging infrastructure.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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There seems to have been a lot of thought put into it so hopefully it'll do the trick.

In other good news, the city posted this today as well. Hopefully they spread this to all of the neighborhoods as well.

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Mayor Steve Williams announced today that the City of Huntington is now conducting detailed inspections of student housing in areas near Marshall University's campus.

The process will continue through the summer, Williams said, to minimize the impact on students.

"If a structure is deemed uninhabitable, we want to give the property owner time to make repairs while students are on summer break," Williams said. "Marshall students are citizens of Huntington, and they should have the peace of mind knowing that they are living in safe housing."

The effort involves the Fire Marshal's Office, the Huntington Police Department's Code Enforcement Unit and building inspectors in the Department of Public Works.

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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The city does plan to spread the inspections to the rest of Huntington as well. They want to do this about every three years to keep on top of it. Very good news indeed.

City inspecting student housing | The Herald-Dispatch
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:13 AM
 
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Great move by the Mayor. This is long overdue and it can only help improve the housing options around the city. I also hope this runs some of the slum lords out of business too.
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Old 06-10-2014, 05:47 PM
 
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Updated storm water proposal:

"Meat on the Bone" Huntington Stormwater Proposal Received Favorably | Huntington News
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Water Quality Board has been approved and formed and the storm water fee was also approved. Now starts the process of mapping out the storm system and then prioritizing projects to improve the function of the system.

New water board approved | The Herald-Dispatch

Huntington City Council Unanimously Approves Revised Storm Water Ordinance
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