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Kingwood names new chief of police

KINGWOOD — The Metropolis of Kingwood has a brand new chief of police.

Former Chief Charley Haney stated Lawson Stewart took over the job of chief on Monday.

Kingwood Mayor Jean Guillot stated Stewart, who’s shifting to Kingwood from Claudville, Va., has 24-plus years of regulation enforcement expertise.

Haney stated he might be staying with the division through the transition.

Haney has served as chief of police for the Metropolis of Kingwood twice. He was with the Preston County Sheriff’s Division for 32 years, beginning as a jailer/dispatcher, and retiring as chief deputy. After retiring, he labored for about two years with the WVU Police.

In different enterprise from Kingwood Metropolis Council’s most up-to-date assembly, council discovered the elevator on the Kingwood Public Library is as soon as once more in operation, stated council member Karen Kurilko. The elevator was closed from July 24-28 whereas a secondary pump was being dug out from beneath it. As soon as the previous pump was eliminated, a brand new pump was ordered.

Kurilko stated now that the elevator is working, shelving goes to be put up within the basement room and the previous carpeting eliminated.

Aaron Johnson, head librarian, stated now that the elevator is up and working he needs to make a part of the basement into the reference room. He stated that will entail shifting reference books, family tree materials, West Virginia non-fiction and fiction to the basement as soon as the shelving is up. Johnson stated the general public computer systems will moved to the basement later. He stated the venture must be full by the tip of October.

Throughout an interview previous to the assembly, Guillot stated metropolis officers might be looking forward to unlawful ATV’s and UTV’s that residents are complaining about.

“We have to curb the unlawful four-wheelers and side-by-sides,” he stated. “They must be licensed and insured; they want headlights, tail lights, brake lights and mirrors. They must be insured.”
He stated based on the complaints he receives the ATV’s and UTV’s are loud, and at all times rushing.

“Residents are uninterested in them rushing up and down their streets,” he stated. “We’re going to begin ticketing them.”

He stated metropolis staff not too long ago voiced a grievance about one other downside. This one in regards to the metropolis’s recycling heart.

Guillot stated metropolis staff not too long ago discovered a useless canine in one of many recycling bins. He stated the canine had been within the bin for a number of days throughout very heat climate. He stated metropolis staff eliminated the canine and cleaned the bin.

“The recycling bins are meant for recycling. They don’t seem to be for rubbish, or for useless animals to be dumped off in,” Guillot stated. “We’ll have to shut our recycling heart down if the principles usually are not going to be adhered to.”

Guillot stated the town is pleased with it’s recycling heart, however there are guidelines that need to be adopted by those that use it.

“We have now the highest recycling heart, the cleanest, most organized within the state. We receives a commission essentially the most by the state,” he stated. “However cans must be washed earlier than recycling, We will’t recycle an unwashed tomato paste can, and the recycling heart isn’t the place to drop off useless animals.”

The following assembly of the Kingwood Metropolis Council might be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10.