BEAVER, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Wednesday night, the Shady Spring Public Service District and the Raleigh County Commission held a public meeting at the Grandview Christian Church in Beaver.
The purpose of the meeting, according to Raleigh County Administrator Jay Quesenberry, was to present residents with information regarding the potential Grandview public sewer project.
Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., residents had the opportunity to come and go from the meeting, receiving handouts and other important information about the project.
Preliminary mapping showing project phases, customer locations and line locations were available, as well as information pertaining to estimated project costs, funding sources, user rates and estimate completion time.
Following the meeting, Lootpress spoke with Quesenberry, who was pleased with the turnout. He projected anywhere from 100 to 150 residents were in attendance.
“All seats were taken. It was standing room only, so it was a good turnout,” Quesenberry said. “There were a lot of questions from the community, and I think it really went well.”
Those who attended were asked to share their and wrote down whether or not they agreed or disagreed with the potential project.
“For the more part, the group was favorable toward it. It takes “x” amount of approval to do it and make it happen,” Quesenberry explained, adding that he believes this project- if completed- would be very beneficial, as many people in the Grandview area are experiencing various sewer or sewer-related problems.
“It’s a great opportunity and it may not present itself again. It will be good for the people that live there, the community and the area. Something like this is truly a win-win and a just a great thing.”
Should the project proceed, it will likely be constructed in phases over many years.