Fayette County URA — The Fayette County Urban Renewal Authority will hold a special meeting via video conference on Friday, Feb. 12 for the transaction of URA business. The public is cordially invited to attend. To join the meeting, visit or dial in at 646-558-8656. The meeting ID is 304-574-1200.

WVU Extension Committee — The Fayette County WVU Extension Committee will meet on Monday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. by way of Zoom, an online platform. All Extension Service Committee meetings are open to the public. To attend, email Brian Sparks, county program coordinator (CPC), at In turn, you will be emailed a link for the Zoom meeting.

Fayette County Public Library Board — The FCPL Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the FCPL Administration Building.

Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will hold a Zoom meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 beginning at 9 a.m. To attend the meeting via Zoom, visit, or you can call in at 646-558-8656. Meeting ID is 304-574-1200. Following is the meeting’s agenda: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance, Board of Equalization & Review, exonerations (Eddie Young), approve first half payroll, approve vouchers and invoices, approve prior meeting minutes, approve estate settlements, agenda items: approval of appointment of Steve Eades of Ansted as a member of the Planning Commission to fill unexpired term of Van Burks (term to expire Aug. 3, 2021), approval of appointment of Heather Johnson as a member of the NRGRDA board, West Virginia Community Corrections Grant program application for FY 2021 and MOU between the FCC and Fayette County Criminal Justice Board for approval and signature of President John Brenemen and change of authorized official on grant adjustment notice, and USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Subaward Agreement between FCC and Sprouting Farms for approval and signature of President Brenemen; 9:30 a.m. — Chief Tax Deputy Anna Frost re: tax reminder postcards and request to retain Larry Harrah for tax collection legal services; 10 a.m. — resource coordinator’s budget (Gabe Peña); 11 a.m. — NRGRDA and municipal workshop. Future commission meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11; Wednesday, Feb. 17; Monday, Feb. 22; Thursday, Feb. 25; and Friday, March 5. Following is the agenda for the Feb. 17 meeting: 9 a.m. — Pledge of Allegiance and Board of Equalization & Review; 9:05 a.m. — exonerations (Eddie Young), approve prior meeting minutes, agenda items (Exhibit A: approval of Farmland Protection Board easements for Sparks, Jarrett and Rogers, tabled from Jan. 29; request from William Bailey, director of New River Youth Symphony Orchestra, to use the Fayette County Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building for socially distanced rehearsal space on Monday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. They have 50 members, but only groups of 10 to 25 would be present at a time. They’ve also inquired about storage of percussion equipment at the building; order declaring mileage rate of $0.56 per mile per the General Service Administration for the year 2021 as of Jan. 1; and resolution of participation and cooperation in the Certified Development Community Program and designation of NRGRDA as Fayette County’s representative); 9:15 a.m. — re: back pay for deputies (Corporal Nick Hall); 9:30 a.m. — re: Building Department budget (Allen Ballard); 9:45 a.m. — re: Zoning budget (Angela Gerald); 10 a.m. — re: budget and 911 restructure (Kevin Walker); 10:20 a.m. — re: Midland Trail Community Center grant support letter (Bill Deligne and Lt. Nick Mooney); 10:40 a.m. — re: explanation of 7-1-3U agreement between West Virginia Conservation and FCC for FCC to approve and authorize President Brenemen top sign (Randy Prince); 11 a.m. — continued discussion and decision re: request from WVDOT for the FCC to acquire properties in Scarbro; 12 p.m. — Coal Reallocated discussion and decision (URA should not discuss services or payment of any invoice without prior commission approval or without a signed requisition by two commissioners; and to determine actual amount of Coal Reallocated revenue earmarked for the URA from May 2016 to May 2019); and 12:30 p.m. — re: issue obtaining permit for property at Wolf Creek Park (Treetop Property Development).

Region 4 Planning & Development Council — Region 4 Planning & Development Council will hold a special executive committee meeting Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. via Zoom meeting. The Region 4 PDC Office is located at 885 Broad Street, Suite 100, Summersville, WV 26651. Please call 304-872-4970 for information on attending the online meeting.

Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education has set the following meetings for February: Tuesday, Feb. 16 — regional LSIC meeting for New River Primary, New River Intermediate, Fayetteville PK-8 at New River Intermediate, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 18 — special meeting/public hearing proposed school calendar 2021-2022, BOE office, 5:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Feb. 18 — regular meeting, BOE office, 6 p.m.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library system has released the February calendar of events for the county’s branch libraries. All the system’s branches will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Following is the list of scheduled events by branch, listed alphabetically. Administrative Office — adult book club (Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.). Ansted — pick a movie night (Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23); penny and string games (Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 20); Knex, Lego and adult coloring (call to register any time); ticket drawing, are you lucky? (until March 10). Fayetteville — adult book group (Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.); storytime and/or STEM (Monday through Friday, call for appointment any day). Meadow Bridge — read aloud (Tuesday, Feb. 16 and Wednesday, Feb. 24, all day); Lego (Monday, Feb. 22, all day); all day coloring (Thursday, Feb. 25). Montgomery — chocolate hearts estimation station (through Feb. 19); storytime (Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24); make a valentine card (Thursday, Feb. 11). Mount Hope — dollar decorating (Tuesdays, Feb. 16 and 23); rock painting (Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24); Lego-Knex (Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25); storytime (Fridays, Feb. 12 and 19 at 11 a.m.); jigsaw puzzles and scavenger hunt, passive programs. Oak Hill — livestream storytime (Thursdays, Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at 11 a.m.); lapsit livestream (Tuesday, Feb. 23); Mixed Minds book group (Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m.). Every library also has grab and go craft bags for children to pick up.

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