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Marion County Commission Gives Development Authority Funding For Palatine Park Renovations

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The town of Rivesville is showing support for the development of Palatine Park. The town has given a proclamation to county commission.

The proclamation said the development will benefit all Marion County citizens and bring more recreational opportunities.

Commission is still working out some of the details with the City of Fairmont but said it's making progress. It will finish phase one of the development in the coming weeks.


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The Marion County Commission is taking the next step in the redevelopment of Palatine Park.

The commission transferred over $400,000 to the Marion County Development Authority to begin the next phase of the project.

Commissioners said there are many things the Marion County community can expect to see in the coming months.

Some things include a splash park, boat ramp, sidewalks, and picnic areas.

The City of Fairmont owns half of Palatine Park and the county is still waiting to hear back about obtaining it.

Commissioners said they hope the transferring of the money to the Development Authority shows the community and the city how dedicated and serious they are to the project.

"There's been a little bit of a rift between the county and the city. It doesn't need to be that way. It doesn't need to be controversial or adversarial," said Randy Elliott, Marion County Commission President. "Just come on board with us. It took the state three weeks to come on board with us. Make a serious commitment."

The county will be finishing up phase one of the project in the next couple of months.

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will be installing the boat ramps in the near future.