LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – The Greenbrier County Commission held its regular meeting on June 13 where several important matters were discussed, and decisions were made.
The meeting began with the announcement of the final totals for the 2023-24 Arts and Recreation Grant program. A total of $558,700.89 was requested from the total applications, but only $346,302.95 was approved. This amount was over $200,000 less than what was initially applied for. Some applications required additional details or amendments to qualify, and those applicants have been contacted and given an opportunity for approval. The potential approvals amount to $19,865.
In other news, Adam Whanger Contracting was selected to carry out the repairs to the exterior of the home confinement offices. The bid of $7,920 was approved and accepted by the Commission.
The city of White Sulphur Springs applied for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds for two projects: the Route 60 East sewer project and the painting of the Mapledale tank. Both projects were approved by the Commission, indicating a commitment to the development and improvement of the city’s infrastructure.
The Greenbrier County Planning Commission submitted proposed amendments to the comprehensive plan. After fulfilling all the requirements of publication and public hearings, the Commission finalized the plan.
The County Commission voted to accept the amended comprehensive plan for the county, demonstrating their dedication to long-term planning and development.
Additionally, the election and release form in the opioid litigation settlement for Amnea and Mylan Pharmaceuticals was accepted for signing by the Commission, marking progress in addressing the opioid crisis.
The second reading of the updated Greenbrier County Flood Plain Ordinance took place during the meeting. The purpose of this update was to align the language with FEMA regulations. After no comments were received, the Commission voted to approve the ordinance.
It is important to note that new FEMA maps will be available and will go into effect on July 5. Property owners whose properties are now part of the flood plain will receive notices of changes at the addresses on file in the clerk’s office. If a citizen’s property is affected, they are encouraged to visit the Commission to obtain information about the necessary changes to qualify for flood insurance.
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