(05/12/2016)
The Calhoun Commission said Monday that the $94 million dollar compressor station proposed by Columbia Pipeline, is moving forward, although there might be a slight slowdown with ownership changes.

Columbia Pipeline, now owned by TransCanada, has applied for a building permit for the White Oak compressor, according to a legal announcement is to be built in Calhoun county near the Ritchie County line.

Commissioner Chip Westfal1 said, according to assessor Jason Nettles, Columbia has purchased the parcel of land that is located in Ritchie county.

"This will make It easier to get the the deed transferred to Calhoun County. These are good signs that the compressor and pipeline projects are progressing," said Westfall.

The construction of the compressor station will boost the county's tax base.

Jim Kincaid of the Citizens Conservation Corps appeared regarding a Boy Scout project at Calhoun Park next year.

The commission passed a proclamation for Roane-Calhoun Drug Court, hearing a positive report from probation officer Kimberly Marks, indicating the program has yet to approve an applicant from Calhoun/ Commissioners approved a $1,500 donation to the Calhoun Wood Festival for mowing at Wayne Underwood Field, discussing yet another high water bill for the facility, likely due to a water leak.

The commission will canvass the election on May 16, and the next regular meeting is June 13. Kathy Wood, OES/911 Director Kathy Wood reported 911 activity calls for April:

WV State Police - 109
Calhoun Sheriffs Department - 13
Grantsville Police Department - 15
Calhoun DNR - 2
Grantsville VFD - 14
Upper West Fork VFD - 4
Minnie Hamilton EMS - 79

The commission put on hold the issuance of a Dog Breeding Permit Policy.

Emily Gainer was appointed to the Calhoun County Library Board.

The commission will canvass the election on May 16, and the next regular meeting is June 13.


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