"We've done several significant things here in the last 10 1/2 years, and this is certainly one of them," Jones said.
In other business:
| Jones appointed a nine-member "committee on redistricting" to work on changes to the city's wards due to population decline. The committee is comprised of chairman Brent Burton, Harrison, Bobby Reishman, Mary Jean Davis, Jerry Ware, Mike Stajduhar, Shannon Snodgrass, John Miller and Sam Minardi.
Council adopted the following resolutions:
* Authorizing Jones to receive and administer grant funds to programs in the Metro Valley Highway Safety Program, which is made up of Kanawha, Boone, Clay and Logan counties. The $545,000 comes from the Governor's Highway Safety Office.
* Increase the contract price with Allmon General Contractors for the concrete curb sidewalk project by $26,725. The change increases the price from $187,000 to $213,725.
* Authorizing a settlement claim of $17,500 for alleged water damage at 709 Mayflower Dr. The city will receive an easement for the installation and maintenance of a storm water pipe on the property.
* Authorizing $540,813 to be transferred to the city's stabilization fund. City Manager David Molgaard cited shortfalls in B&O tax collections as the reason for the transfer during Monday's finance committee meeting.
* Authorizing the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau to lease office space from the city at 601 Morris St.
* Authorizing the mayor to accept a deed from the West Virginia Division of Highways for the Court Street Pump Station, located between Dryden and Welch streets.
Reach Rachel Molenda at rachel.mole...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5102.