Charter Article 137 – WV Code 8-33-1
The purpose of the Building Commission (Commission) is to support the city with long-term financing to construct, renovate, and maintain facilities. The powers, duties, and requirements to serve are outlined below.
Powers and Duties:
- acquire, purchase, own, hold, sell, encumber, or dispose of any real or personal property;
- acquire, construct, equip, maintain and operate public buildings, structures, projects and other facilities;
- apply for and use grants, donations and contributions from any source and accept and use bequests, devises, gifts and donations;
- issue negotiable bonds, notes, debentures or other evidences of indebtedness, incur indebtedness, issue any obligations, and give any necessary security;
- raise funds by the issuance and sale of revenue bonds;
- exercise the power of eminent domain as appropriate; and
- lease properties for public purposes to such persons and upon such terms as the Commission deems proper.
- no member of the Commission can hold any office or employment with the United States of America, the State of West Virginia, any county government, political subdivision, or political party; and
- all members must be residents of the municipality.
Building Commissioners and Terms
|John Rish||01.01.20 – 12.31.25|
|Liz McDonald||11.02.15 – 10.15.21|
|VACANT||01.01.18 – 12.31.22|
|Mary Ellen Mahoney||05.07.18 – 12.31.23|
|Keith Veler (Chair)||10.21.19 – 12.31.24|