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Wheeling City Council Considering Several Improvement Projects | News, Sports, Jobs


Photo of Alec Berry The Seal of the City of Wheeling looms over empty chairs in the council chamber of the City-County Building.

WHEELING – Funding for repairs to the roof of the historic Central Market building and a major remediation project for Warwood are among the actions expected to move forward tonight before Wheeling City Council.

The council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today in the council chamber at the City-County building on Chapline Street.

Council members are expected to approve a resolution to implement the terms of a grant agreement with the West Virginia Department of Culture and History, requesting $ 40,000 towards payment of the total estimated cost of repairs to the roof of the large central market building.

Last month, city officials said it was part of a planned $ 300,000 improvement project at the Center Market. City officials also noted that work was underway to repair the air conditioning in the Lower Market house, and that an ordinance is being finalized tonight, amending and reproducing the city code to reactivate a central market commission to help advise on activities and operations there.

The city is also moving forward with further upgrades to the sanitation system. An order slated for a first reading tonight authorizes City Manager Robert Herron to spend $ 812,150 with James White Construction of Weirton on Phase III-B wastewater collection and treatment system upgrades and replacement of the main line to Warwood. The project will be the responsibility of the city’s Water Pollution Control Division.

James White was the lowest bidder among the four contractors in the region who submitted bids for the work, according to the figures shown in the order, which listed all other bids received at over $ 1 million each.

Final readings of several ordinances are also expected to be heard this evening, including an order authorizing the transfer and lease by the Wheeling Municipal Building Commission of the building at 2000 Eoff St. – the former valley professional building on the Ohio Valley Medical Center campus. – to be converted into the new headquarters of the Wheeling Police Department for an amount not to exceed $ 8 million. The funds generated by the City’s user fees will be used to reimburse the money borrowed to carry out this project.

For another major project, council will hold final readings on the 2021 street paving contract with Cast and Baker of Canonsburg, Pa., For $ 1,079,722.

Also today, council is expected to approve an order allowing the city manager to spend $ 930,593 with Wheeling’s USI Insurance Services LLC for 2020-2021 insurance premiums, with $ 701,393 to be charged to the city’s general fund, $ 97,647 to be billed to the water service. and $ 107,332 to be charged to the Water Pollution Control Division.

Prior to the regular council meeting, members of the council’s planning committee are to meet at 4:45 p.m. to discuss the development or redevelopment designation for Sarah’s on Main at 2122 Main Street. Members of the board finance committee are scheduled to meet at 5:00 p.m. pm to discuss the June financial statement, proposed fiscal revisions for year-end, and a general fund carry forward for fiscal year 2020-2021, among others.

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