The 6.2 miles of streets in West Union have been acknowledged for some time by the Town Council to be in grave need of repair and, in some cases, in need of complete repaving. However, like many other government bodies, the Town is stretched for funding and facing many competing needs, e.g., building maintenance, aging water lines, among others.
Currently the Town is trying to asphalt patch or fill with gravel as many as possible of the more serious potholes. Unfortunately patching is not a feasible interim solution for at least one street that has been undermined with water runoff and may be in danger of crumbling.
Given limited resources in the face of obviously growing needs to provide passable and safe streets for the Doddridge County seat of government and the residents of West Union, the Town Council passed a resolution to apply for a $10,000 grant to fund a feasibility study for street repairs. The grant request would be made to the Community Participation Grant Program that requires, among other stipulations, 10% matching or $1,000 that the town is able to provide.
Other funding sources will be sought with the assistance of Delegate Roger Romine. At the Town Council meeting on October 2, he and the Council members further considered the possibility that private citizens and businesses might be willing to contribute funds for a paving project for the Town.
|William R. Romine (R - Tyler)|
The contact on paving West Union streets is City Clerk, Etta Stadler (304) 873-1400