RAINELLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A Monday meeting of the Rainelle Town Council saw the addressing of the ongoing storm drain issue in the town, specifically in the Kanawha Turnpike and James River areas.
Rainelle Mayor Robin Williams revealed that a meeting between herself, town officials, and the Department of Highways had occurred regarding the issue, and the parties appear to have reached a satisfactory, albeit provisional, resolution.
“The recorder, police Chief and I met with the Department of Highways about the ongoing highwater issue on James River/Kanawha Turnpike,” said Williams. “We sat down and had a discussion, and the DOH has agreed to look into a temporary solution until the state-funded storm drain project begins. So that’s where we’re at.”
High waters have long been a recurring issue in the Rainelle area, and issues have begun to arise once more in recent weeks in the wake of heavy rains.
The issue was addressed in a Rainelle Town Council meeting last month, where it was stated that the storm drain project was still in the planning stage, though construction for a permanent solution was expected to begin in the fall.
Monday’s council session also touched on town bills, ordinances, and events.
Additional LOOTPRESS coverage of Monday’s meeting of the Rainelle Town Council can be found here.