Bio-diesel developer to make presentation at upcoming GCC meeting


During a sparsely attended end of year Greenbrier County Commission (GCC) meeting last Friday, Commission President Woody Hanna announced that Jason Perry, one of the developers of a bio-diesel plant, will attend an upcoming commission meeting.

At the request of the commission, Perry’s presentation will provide information about the project covering synthetic fuel production at a proposed plant site near I-64 in the Sam Black Church area.

The project has generated questions about air quality environmental impacts from at least two citizens at commission meetings over the past few months.

Hanna asked that any concerns the public may have about the project should be addressed in writing to allow Perry time to respond. Hanna said he did not want to open a dialogue between Perry and the attending public during the meeting. Questions may be dropped off at the commission’s office in the basement of the county courthouse in Lewisburg or mailed to Greenbrier County Commission, 912 Court Street North, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

The deadline to submit questions for consideration is Jan. 16. Perry is scheduled to make his presentation at the Jan. 23 commission meeting.

In other business:

  • The commission approved a request from the city of White Sulphur Springs to adopt an amended resolution concerning a minor boundary line adjustment, regarding an annexation at Harts Run/Rt. 60, initially approved by the commission in l996.
  • New business on the agenda included approving $6 million Board of Education excise levy renewal to be placed on the ballot for the 2018 primary election.
  • The commission also agreed to advertise for bids for snow removal at the courthouse.