City Seeks Funds for Waterline Project

Cameron City Council is seeking funds from the state to extend the city water line to residents on Green Valley Road and Tunnel Hill Road in the city’s ongoing water line infrastructure project.

Council members unanimously approved, with the absence of councilmen Tom Hart and Ron Walker, to send an application to the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council at Monday’s council meeting to fund the $1.7 million project.

In a public hearing held before the council meeting, A.C. Wiethe of Bel-O-Mar Regional Council said the project would be funded through a Small Cities Block Grant for $1.2 million in addition to $103,000 committed by the Marshall County Commission.

The city would also receive $404,000 loan from the Infrastructure and Capacity Development Program with 1 percent interest over 30 years.

Wiethe said the extension will include 3.3 miles of a new water line to reach 52 new customers.

Mayor Julie Beresford said the extension will be the third phase of the city’s ongoing project to improve the piping infrastructure in the city.

“This phase just finishes up what needed to be done,” Beresford said. “In the past five years we’ve completed the first and second phase, so the infrastructure there is pretty strong.”

No residents attended the public hearing on the matter prior to Monday’s regular council meeting.