Last updated: June 15. 2014 2:26AM - 390 Views
J.D. Charles For Civitas Media

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WEST LOGAN — West Logan Chief of Police Robert J. Ward told the town council on Mon., June 9, that the residents on the other end of Third Avenue are having problems due to a land slippage.

Last month residents on the lower end of the street addressed the council about the long term problem which became serious one night in May when a rain storm washed out several support posts. The town had contacted the West Virginia Division of Highways and had been told that it would be several months before they would be able to address the problem.

“That was the main thing we discussed last month,” noted Town Attorney Sabrina Deskins, who explained she had contacted Congressman Nick Rahall’s office and had been told the residents of the property needed to write him a letter explaining the situation.

“I was contacted by Nancy Johnson the other night about the other end of that street,” Ward told councilmembers. “She told me that on May 13, the railroad ties on the upper end of 3rd avenue had slipped. I explained to her that we had already contacted the DOH about the street and that we will contact them again about that end also having the same problem.”

Chief Ward said May had been a good month for his department in terms of almost no complaints of a serious nature about thefts, domestic violence, or automobile accidents.

“We had none of those reported this past month,” Ward said, adding that the biggest complaint the West Logan PD dealt with was congested parking on the street leading to 3rd avenue. Ward said parking spots on that street are scheduled to be repainted soon.

“We also had a complaint of a pit bull running around loose on old Route 10,” Ward said.

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