Commissioners Sign Resolution for Upper Mon River Locks
Fairmont Times West Virginian
1 August 2012
By Nicole Lemal
FAIRMONT — A presentation from a local resident last week prompted
the Marion County Commission to take action.
Commissioners signed a resolution to keep the Upper Mon River
Locks open this morning. Locks on the Upper Mon River at
Hildebrand and Opekiska are scheduled to be closed for
recreational purposes in October due to budgetary concerns, but
local residents like Lana Smith and the Upper Mon River
Association are fighting to keep them open. Closing the locks
would hinder economic and river development, UMRA Vice President
Barry Pallay said last week.
During Wednesday's meeting, Smith showed her appreciation for the
"This will help, and I think the Army Corp (of Engineers) will see
that Marion County is involved and they do want to be a part of
it," Smith said.
Commissioner Guy Ward said the commission was possibly the first
governing body to pass the resolution.
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