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Downtown parking plan delayed

State has yet to sign deal between city, WVU-P

June 21, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Construction of a Juliana Street parking lot for West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s downtown campus has been delayed and might not begin until this fall....

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tabledoc

Jun-21-13 12:10 AM

it has been an ugly piece of property for the 8 years you have been Mayor! Why have you not done anything until now. WVUP should tell him to mind his own business.

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Fatman

Jun-21-13 12:17 AM

Good job mr mayor . This problem should ave been taken care of first.sounds like the mayor put the cart before the horse.lets see what else he an screw up

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IFHPED

Jun-21-13 12:53 AM

I suspect a hidden agenda on the mayor's part. I bet it wouldn't be the first time.

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Artie1

Jun-21-13 1:09 AM

Just business as usual... same old #%$@! in a different package.

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EADGBE

Jun-21-13 3:33 AM

"Newell said the situation is frustrating, as the city has been looking to develop that piece of property for nearly two years"

Only in the mind of Newell could a paved parking lot be considered development.

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denver

Jun-21-13 7:02 AM

Good question "Gridiron" and well said "cantstopwildhorses"

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RealityInTheMOV

Jun-21-13 8:11 AM

"We were hoping by now we would already have had control..." That says it all. Big Bad Bobby wants control of everything he possibly can. Can't wait for the next election.

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Itsnottolate

Jun-21-13 11:27 AM

More negativity gridiron, good job!!

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TurboGSXR750

Jun-21-13 11:29 AM

The City of Parkersburg DOES have the right to mow properties within the city limits if/when the grass reaches a certain height - and to fine the owner of said property for failing to maintain it. A green space in a city's downtown area is much less ugly than a paved parking lot. If you want to pretty it up even more, broadcast wildflower seeds (cost - about ten dollars). There is a parking garage TWO BLOCKS AWAY that seems to be woefully under-utilized (as was the parking garage that was built in the 50s and demolished not long afterwards, IIRC) - people can park there for $1/hour, $5/day, $35/month (non-covered) or $40/month (covered). Finally, there are five bus runs per day between that parking garage and WVU-P's main campus (where, I understand, there is PLENTY of parking!) during the fall and spring semesters and students can ride to and from the main campus for $.25/ride, $1.50/day (this grants them unlimited rides on any of the buses during that day), or $10/month.

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MrSmith

Jun-21-13 11:29 AM

OMG - before we drop blacktop and paint the thing, how about we think about a multi-level structure, with a couple levels of parking and office space or condos above? Why does everyone around here have such limited thinking? We need to expand and grow WV, and another stinking parking lot will NOT help.

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TurboGSXR750

Jun-21-13 12:52 PM

"how about we think about a multi-level structure, with a couple levels of parking and office space or condos above?" Like Towne Square, lol? How many times did that thing go broke? Seems to be mostly a flea market now. And lots of empty parking spaces most of the time....

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RealityInTheMOV

Jun-21-13 1:09 PM

He can order it to be mowed, now can't he, Gridiron?! Lord knows he has his staff badger people for not mowing all the time, plus he has the resources at his disposal to have it mowed. Much easier for him to make it someone else's problem rather than pursue the options he has.

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notopinionated

Jun-21-13 2:09 PM

some of these comments are just ridiculous...

now everyone disagree with my post! lol

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RealityInTheMOV

Jun-21-13 2:39 PM

All of the property owners that get his notice ordering them to mow their lawn...those parcels don't belong to the city, either. What's your point? He can order it done or have his crew do it. Fearless leader acts like his hands are tied, and they aren't.

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IFHPED

Jun-21-13 2:53 PM

@Gridiron: crooked government can do anything they damm well please and get by with it. They screw people all the time.

Yeah, I'm hateful when it comes to government, especially city, but I have a damm good reason.

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denver

Jun-21-13 3:43 PM

This ought to be good!

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north26103

Jun-21-13 5:57 PM

newell can never keep his mouth shut or positive. Now snippy with the WVUP board. Maybe that's why 48% of the democrates voted for Gerald Board and 44$ of the general election voters voted for Sharyn Tallman. A true legend in his own mind

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lazyboy

Jun-21-13 7:43 PM

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and now wildwildhorses.

Why don't I believe a word of any of your comments?

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TurboGSXR750

Jun-24-13 3:48 PM

"I just like to know how "Downtown parking plan delayed,"{"State" has yet to sign deal between city, WVU-P}, went to mowing grass, and crooked government??" Seems to me that when an elected official makes obviously false statements (such as the comment about not being able to deal with the grass) in a public venue, showing that they are false is entirely appropriate. And the fact that they made false statements is, in my mind at least, a clear sign of a crooked government. Unfortunately, making false statements appears to only be a crime when the person making the statements is under oath. A public official should have the same restrictions ANY time he/she is making public statements, IMHO.

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TurboGSXR750

Jun-24-13 3:49 PM

After all, said public ought to be able to have a reasonable expectation that an elected official's statements to them are true, yes?

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