Parkersburg officials to meet Tuesday

PARKERSBURG – City Council Finance Committee will consider a plan Tuesday to repair streets at Wyndemere.

The committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the small council chambers on the second floor of the Parkersburg Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

Mayor Bob Newell announced this week he would seek $34,000 from the city to help bring Wyndemere Drive and Wyndemere Way up to city code. The money is being matched by a private donation from Gregory B. Krivchenia II through his K2 of West Virginia LLC., and the Wyndemere Homeowners Association has agreed to cover any remaining cost. Officials with the homeowners association estimate it will cost at least $123,000 to fix the roads.

If the request passes the finance committee, it will go before the full council for consideration in August. If both the committee and council approve the repairs, council will later be asked to dedicate the roads as a public thoroughfare.

The housing subdivision was annexed by Parkersburg in 1999, but the city streets were never dedicated as a public thoroughfare. A closed gate sits at the entrance to Wyndemere Drive off of 12th Street in Vienna, and there is no gate at the end of Wyndemere Way which connects to College Parkway in Parkersburg.

Officials have said the gate at 12th Street will remain even if the streets are public.

City Council meets following the Finance Committee at 7:30 p.m. in the large council chambers on the second floor of the municipal building. Only three items are up for a vote at Tuesday’s meeting.

An ordinance sponsored by the Municipal Planning Commission to rezone 1044 Emerson Avenue from B-1/B-2 to a B-2 zone, will have its second and final reading.

Two ordinances will have their first readings Tuesday: One transferring property at 415 7th St. to the Urban Renewal Authority for sale to Uptown Lodging and the second, added to the agenda on Friday, authorizes the lease/purchase financing of seven Police Department vehicles for $202,397.40.

City officials said they are permitted to modify an agenda within 24 hours of it first being published and said the move was necessary because it will be three weeks rather than the traditional two until the next council meeting in August.