City agrees to dam maintenance

WEIRTON Weirton Finance Committee members unanimously approved an annual resolution Thursday to enter into an agreement for an operations, maintenance and repair cost share program for Harmon Creek watershed structures.

The city will contribute $10,000 to split the cost of dam site inspections and maintenance with the West Virginia Northern Panhandle Conservation District. According to their website, the organization’s mission is “to provide for and promote the protection and conservation of West Virginia’s soil, land, water and related resources for the health, safety and general welfare of the state’s citizens.”

“This is the same funding we do every year for maintenance of the dam sites. We also do our own inspections,” Valerie Means, city manager, said. “We always work together with them on this.”

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