OVCEC Backs Bond Levy for Public Safety Building in Wheeling
OHIO COUNTY, W. Va. — Wheeling City leaders, along with the police and fire chiefs met with the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council Tuesday evening. They asked for support to construct a $20 million, 46-hundred square foot public safety building. The police and fire departments are in need of extra space for equipment and technology. A bond levy will be on the ballot in November for voters to decide. It has to pass by 60 percent.
City council said the levy would cost the average citizen $105 a year.
"We passed a motion on the floor to actively and financially get behind this bond levy,” said Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council President Mike Carl. “We want to do all the promotion we can, a lot of it educating the public. I don’t think a lot of folks understand how deplorable some of the facilities are for these guys and for $100 a year, a brand-new facility for our first responders will be a great thing for the city." Once again, voters will see the bond levy on the ballot in November.