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Weston To Hear From Public About Comprehensive Plan

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A Tuesday night meeting will be the next step in a collaboration with West Virginia University to help Weston continue to develop. One area that city officials said needs serious attention is the number of dilapidated houses, but that's not the only issue that will be addressed.

"We also have transportation, recreation, six important areas that we need to focus on to bring Weston forward," said Weston Mayor Julia Spelsberg.

City Manager Michelle Allen said there's progress already being made on some of those fronts. The city has received grant money to hire a code enforcement officer, and has already started holding property owners' feet to the fire to care for their holdings better. This is an issue that affects the entire city.

"In different areas, there's dilapidated property in every area we have. You've got Main Street, and south or north, there's dilapidated property in every area we have. Then you've got the west and south, and it's just spread out throughout the whole city," Allen said.

The meeting will be held at the Lewis County EMS building, and Spelsberg said residents will have a chance to express their concerns in six different areas the city hopes to focus on. Spelsberg said she's looking ahead to some changes that may not be simple, but can be a big help for Weston.

"I would love to see two way streets come back to Weston. We've had a one-way street probably for thirty years. Both Main and Center Avenue used to be two-way streets, and I'd like to see us return," said Spelsberg.