Chapmanville Projects Manager Brian Kirkendoll sent in a report to the Chapmanville Town Council detailing all the grant money for which he has applied and gave the council the good news that many projects received funding.
The town received three $1,000 grants from Delegate Rupert “Rupie” Phillips’ contingency fund for storm water drainage, sidewalks and the street department.
Kirkendoll’s report said the town finalized a proposal for a large-scale facility that will house the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department, Chapmanville Police Department, Chapmanville Municipal offices, the Tracy Vickers Community Complex, a satellite office for the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and the Logan Emergency Ambulance Service Authority (LEASA) and space for the entire fleet of Task Force 1, which is the mine rescue unit.
The request will be sent to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, House Finance Committee Chair Harry Keith White and others, Kirkendoll’s report said.
Kirkendoll recently mailed grant requests to Senate and House delegation, including a $40,000 grant for the walking track along the Guyandotte River that will be in addition to money the town has already received for the project; and a $40,000 grant for storm water drainage, which is also in addition to money already appropriated for the project.
Kirkendoll has also applied for grant money including $50,000 for water and sewer line upgrades, $12,000 for the purchase of new equipment for the street department and $10,000 for signs and materials for the beautification of the town.
Kirkendoll also received grant money to cover the costs of his attendance at the upcoming Strength-based Grant Writing Seminar at the Beckley Convention Center in March and Kirkendoll recently used grant money to buy tables and chairs for the Tracy Vickers Community Complex and a new desk for the Chapmanville Police Department.
Kirkendoll has also asked the Logan County Commission for a $2,000 grant to help fund the upcoming countywide fish fry.
Kirkendoll was unable to attend the town council meeting on Monday night due to the death of his uncle, Frank Kirkendoll.
In other town of Chapmanville business, Police Department Lt. Allen Browning read the January report which said town police officers made 10 arrests, issued 24 citations and took 15 complaints. Browning said the town will also conduct DUI patrols every weekend in February starting this weekend.
To contact Staff Writer Michael Browning, call 304-752-6950, extension 309, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.