2013-05-15 / Sports

Recreation plan to be presented next week

A conceptual plan for land formerly to be used for a soccer field along U.S. 522 will be presented in the County Commission meeting room on Thursday, May 23.

Commissioner Brad Close said the upcoming 5 p.m. meeting should have a couple big announcements.

The Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center is an environmental cleanup organization which has been working with Morgan County in making the property usable for recreation.

A graduate student from West Virginia University will unveil sketch drawings of what their needs assessment found. The assessment was based on data collected by Brownfields about what citizens wanted in a recreation complex.

Close has a “good feeling” about the results of a $200,000 federal grant to clean up the property, applied for in October. Whether the grant was received or not will be known at the upcoming meeting.

Cleanup funds are given through the Environmental Protection Agency.

“It’s exciting,” said Close. “We’re finally starting to see the fruits of our labor.”

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