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Finance committee rejects Wyndemere plan

July 24, 2013

PARKERSBURG — A motion for the city to pay $34,000 toward the repair of the streets of the Wyndemere subdivision died for lack of a second Tuesday in council’s finance committee meeting....

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Jul-24-13 12:29 AM

Good job finance committee no money till get comes down if they want our money they will do it.let Newell bring it in front of city council I want a gate at end of my street also.if they want out of city say sorry charley my street has never been paved its stil concrete and in poor shape.but mayor gets his street done .

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Jul-24-13 12:46 AM

"Residents of Wyndemere said the gate has helped them eliminate issues with damage to the road, trash and even vandalism, by discouraging through traffic."

And "trash" being anyone who is not a member of the Wyndemere compound.

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Jul-24-13 2:44 AM


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Jul-24-13 4:56 AM

Why wasn't this settled in 1999 when Wyndemere was annexed by Parkersburg? The gate was there, then wasn't it?

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Jul-24-13 8:51 AM

I would like a gate on my street too, but do you think that I will get one? This K2GATE issue gives those poor rich folks a bad image. Maybe they could charge a toll to get through their gate.

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Jul-24-13 9:06 AM

Ridiculous council clowns! Greed for the property taxes led to the annexation. Now to save face & keep those, they want to tax the tax dollars of the rest of P-burg to fix the streets of Wyndamere, who doesn't want anything to do with the rabble of P-burg, but will happily take their $ to fix their nasty old roads. Screw you very much P-burg!

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Jul-24-13 9:07 AM

There is no easy way to get around Parkersburg and Vienna in relationship to the interstate. Every road leading to the shopping district routes through a hodgepodge of residential streets. I am sure that many of the residential neighborhoods that lie between Grand Central Avenue and Emerson Avenue would like an easy way in and out to keep the through traffic off their streets. The solution is for the city governments to work with the state Department of Highways and find a solution. There should be some sort of 4 lane commercial lane from the interstate to both Parkersburg and Vienna. Until then, traffic will continue to try and find the fastest way in and out of town.

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Jul-24-13 9:09 AM

Kids play on a lot of roads in P-burg. There are not gates erected at one end to slow down traffic to keep them safe.

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Jul-24-13 9:11 AM

"John Migliore, president of the Wyndemere Homeowners Association, said no gate, no deal." So much for meeting in the middle. Well John, I suggest you pull the money out of your own pocket or sue the developer, either or. You surely don't want people making minimum wage to pay for your roads? or do you?

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Jul-24-13 9:18 AM

Newell: ""I don't know why we want to create a shortcut to Vienna for people to spend money," he said. "If this was a shortcut to Patriot Plaza (in Parkersburg), I might think a little differently." Outrageous! P-burg govt. ran all the businesses out of downtown in the 70's. Southside has had a modest return, but mainly, if you want to shop, you have to go to Vienna, whether you go through or around Wyndamere. Newell is king of the council clowns.

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Jul-24-13 9:27 AM

Weld the gate shut. Force the residents to enter/exit on the Parkersburg side of the development. then fix the washed out streets.

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Jul-24-13 10:22 AM

Last idea is pretty good, how about this, erect another gate just in front of their "gate". Then fix their roads, sorry our "roads" since the contractor didn't do it right and the homeowners did not hold the contractor to their obligation. Then they will have fixed roads and their "shortcut" to Vienna will be shut down. Also, I would like to put a gate at the end of our road, I will pay for it, no expense to Parkersburg.

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Jul-24-13 11:29 AM

Good Luck in getting out of the city. I seriously doubt that will happen. If they want to keep their gate then they can pay for their road. If the city does pay for the road and they won't remove the gate, then the gate should be pad locked so even the wyndemere residents can't use and let them enter the development for college parkway.

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Jul-24-13 1:10 PM

The more I read about this, the more I realize that our mayor is insane.

People spend money in Vienna because there is NOTHING on which to spend money in Parkersburg. What Parkersburg DOES have is plenty of vacant and abandoned buildings, a freaking junk yard WITHIN city limits that tracks mud and debris onto the streets 24/7, lots of undeveloped property and a few more abandoned buildings. There's probably a couple more junkyards that I don't have occasion to pass near. If tax money pays for a road, the road should be a public thoroughfare. No gates anywhere at any time.

Yes, I DEMAND a gate at the end of my street, too!!!!!

What part of "public tax money = public thoroughfare" does our whackadoodle mayor not understand????

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Jul-24-13 1:20 PM

If the mayor brings this up to city council then I say we have recall vote sounds like the great citizens of parkersburg have no faith in our great mayor least I can say I didn't vote for him.

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Jul-24-13 1:21 PM

Excellent comments by AaronS.

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Jul-24-13 1:33 PM

My street is very busy, people drive like maniacs up the hill to access their homes the next street over, I am assuming it's because the alley behind my house and their street is too narrow. You have to be very careful when getting out of your vehicle in front of your house because of the traffic and I never let me kids ride their bikes on our street. I don't see the city putting a gate at the end of my neighborhood street to keep our neighborhood kids safe. "John Migliore, president of the Wyndemere Homeowners Association, said no gate, no deal." LOL Well, Mr. Migliore.. I guess. Gate = No money! lol Mayor Newell, I think it's pretty obvious what public opinion on this subject is. Go against it like you did with the user fee and see how well liked you are. Of course, you can't run again, so you probably don't care now.

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Jul-24-13 4:59 PM

Wonder how Forest Hills in Vienna survives with the "trash" cutting through their development?

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Jul-24-13 7:10 PM

If the streets in Wyndemere were not finished by the developers when it was annexed, when were they finished, and why didn't they meet city code before it was annexed

Sounds to me like Mayor Newell was left with a problem that should have been taking care of in 1999!

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Jul-24-13 7:19 PM

As for the four lane from the Interstate, there already is! Its called Corridor D or four lane 50, to Parkersburg, and Rt 14 from Corridor D to Vienna.

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Jul-24-13 9:52 PM

May I suggest, after the streets become "public" all the people of Parkersburg make good use of them and drive around the circle, we can't go out the gate so we just have to keep looping around, after all we should be able to get good use of our tax dollars. YUUUUP

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Jul-25-13 12:46 AM

I agree with Aaron. Some of us remember the shameless promise of Gov and convicted felon Arch Moore to the original mall developers of (a) a new riverside highway to the mall from Parkersburg to Williamstoen and (b) a four-lane connector from I-77 directly to the mall.

All these years since, how many people have been killed and injured, how much economic activity has been retarded because of the failure of WV government to respond to this and other economic developments?

In most states, new highways are built to entice new development. In West Virginia, new developments are held back by the lack of highway expansion. And it's not just major developments. Things as simple as adding turn lanes go many years without resolution.

Why spend millions on so-called development efforts when the highways leading to them are narrow two-lane roads?

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Jul-25-13 4:52 AM

Sounds good "JoeBobAcabra" but whose going to pay for it? And whose propaty are you going to take, to build it?

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Jul-25-13 8:39 AM

The same people who pay for all our roads, taxpayers and the property would be left up to an engineering firm. Given that the state owns right-of-ways off each state highway and there's a bunch of green land between 68 and Grand Central, it wouldn't take as much property as the ill informed would have you believe.

This is a perfect topic for the Blue Ribbon Commission meeting on August 1st in Mineral Wells. If we as a state are going to plan for the future as we look toward growth, these are the type of roads we will have to build.

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