By Bob Weaver|
receive funding (L to R) Assessor Jason Nettles, Commissioner Larry
McCallister, President of Commission, Bob Weaver and Gov. Bob
After years of putting funding packages together, the Back Fork water
extension to the Pleasant Hill Public Service Water District has finally been
funded. Gov. Bob Wise presented $17 million in Small Cities Block Grants
yesterday in Charleston, issued to 22 different communities. With additional
matching funds, the financial impact on projects amounts to over $43
million, said Wise.
Calhoun Commissioners Larry McCallister and Commission President Bob
Weaver met with Gov. Bob Wise yesterday to receive the $515,000 needed to
complete the water extension.
Gov. Wise meets
with representatives from 22 communities
The Back Fork project, which has been on the board for over eight years, will
bring water service to slightly over 50 customers.
All three Wirt County commissioners, President Offutt, Lowe and Murray,
were present to receive $250,000 funding for the new Coplin Rural Health
Care Center, currently under construction in Elizabeth.
receive clinic grant (L to R) Fred Rader, MOVRC, Commissioner Robert Lowe,
Commissioner Charles Murray, Administrator Dee Scritchfield of the Coplin
Clinic, Commission President Lention Offutt and Gov. Bob
Governor Wise thanked a number of county and city officials from the state
for their "vision" in improving infrastructure, particularly water, sewage and
health care. He said the development of regional projects is essential to
improvements in rural areas.
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