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News in brief: School board to vote on resource officers

Aug. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

School board to vote on resource officers

HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell County Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, and vote on school resource officers.

Having officers at the county's two high schools is nothing new, but contracts with Huntington Police Department and Cabell County Sheriff's Office must be renewed annually.

A sheriff's deputy serves at Cabell Midland High School, with a proposed pay rate of $25.52 per hour, or about $36,748 per year.

A police officer serves at Huntington High School, with a proposed pray rate of $29.49 per hour, or about $42,465 per year.

The meeting will take place in the boardroom at 2850 5th Ave., Huntington. The full agenda is online at www.cabellcountyschools.com.

State superintendent to speak at Wayne school board meeting

WAYNE -- The state superintendent of schools is scheduled to speak and answer questions at the Wayne County Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6.

James Phares was supposed to attend a meeting in early July, but his wife was in the hospital. He has attended school board meetings across the state since being hired in December, including Cabell County in February.

Tuesday's agenda also includes the purchase of eight buses from Heritage Bus Sales for $769,735. Much of the money counties use for school bus replacement comes from the state.

The meeting will take place in the boardroom at 212 North Court St., Wayne.

Cleaning planned for 1st Street underpass

HUNTINGTON -- The City of Huntington has contracted with a company to conduct cleaning of the 1st Street underpass, according to a release from Mayor Steve Williams.

The cleaning will require the closure of one lane at a time to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Cleaning is planned from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 through Saturday, Aug. 10.

Paving projects to begin Aug. 7

HUNTINGTON -- Road work for paving projects is set to begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, according to a release from Huntington Mayor Steve Williams.

The following roadways are slated for paving:

Veteran's Memorial Boulevard from 13th Street to the 6th Street Bridge

5th Avenue from 1st Street to 11th Street

8th Street from 3rd Avenue to 5th Avenue

The projects will continue for several weeks and could lead to traffic delays. Motorists are advised to use caution.

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