NITRO, W.Va. -- One of two projects proposed for Ridenour Lake received the go-ahead from the Nitro City Council Tuesday night.
The council approved the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Committee to allow nonmotorized vessels on the lake. This includes jon boats, smooth-water kayaks and canoes.
A proposed archery range in the spillway area at the park was denied by Capitol Conservation.
Mayor Dave Casebolt told the council he wrote a letter to the organization asking members to do a site tour in hopes of changing their decision.
Casebolt also announced the creation of the Friends of Ridenour Committee.
Councilman Bill Racer will chair the committee, which will review proposals and projects for the park and lake and bring recommendations to the full council.
The council also approved a resolution to ask the city treasurer to provide a copy of IRS Form 990 each year for the Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The CVB lost its tax-exempt status in April after failing to file the form last November.
Young said he will ask the CVB board to make a similar resolution. "That way I can send the minutes from both boards showing the IRS how we're preventing this from occurring again," Young said.
Young said he believes once he communicates the resolutions to the IRS, the tax-exempt status will be returned.