As work to restore Wheeling's Capitol Theatre continues this spring and summer, Wheeling City Council will vote this evening on whether to spend $200,000 on the theater's "Save Our Treasures Project."
City Manager Robert Herron said the $200,000 is part of a Tax Increment Financing district bond issued in December.
The money is intended to provide a local match for grant funds secured by the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp.
In April, a national terra-cotta expert visited the theater to inspect and evaluate the structural integrity of its front facade.
The project was ordered by WNHAC and is partially funded with a $200,000 National Parks Service "Save America's Treasures" grant WNHAC secured in 2010.
The local match would lead to a total of $400,000 being available for the work.
Wheeling City Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in the
second-floor courtroom at the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St.
A first reading on spending the $200,000 was heard during the April 17 meeting of council, which will vote on the issue tonight.
Also on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting are several traffic rule proposals scheduled for first reading.
They include handicapped parking requests for North Huron Street and Ridge Avenue, as well as no parking requests for the west side of Gamble Avenue, the west side of Eoff Street and the west side of Market Street from lane six to Ninth Street.
Council will also hear propositions for agreements between the city and the Wheeling-Ohio County Board of Health for the coming fiscal year, as well as two separate matching fund agreements with the West Virginia Department of Transportation for the Peninsula Loop Trail and the Wheeling Chapline Hill Tunnel Restoration.
Resolutions to be considered include the Governor's Community Participation Grant for the Friends of I-470 ballfield and the Miracle Field, as well as agreement for an Interstate 70 pier project.