During Thursday’s county commission meeting, Doug Pauley, a developer from Charleston, discussed his plan to build apartments in the Grandview area. Pauley said his proposed plan is to build a 32-unit development specifically for older residents or people with disabilities. He added that the units would be one-story buildings.
Pauley asked for approval from the county commission to pursue the project, but County Administrator John Gerlach said a public hearing would need to be scheduled in order to approve the project. In addition, Gerlach requested a summary of the project, which would be made available to the public prior to the hearing.
County commissioners unanimously agreed to set the public hearing for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23 following the regularly scheduled commission meeting.
In other business:
• A resident expressed concern of the current state of the Mason County Animal Shelter and requested that commissioners make more scheduled visits to the shelter.
Commissioners agreed that the shelter is in much better condition since it has been in control of the county. Gerlach and Commissioner Miles Epling said they would make more visits to the shelter.
• A resident discussed issues stemming from the City of Point Pleasant’s proposed sewer project.
• Commissioners approved the 2009-10 budget.
• Commissioners approved the fair housing proclamation, which declares the month of April as Fair Housing Month.
• The meeting adjourned at 4:40 p.m.
The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16.