Westrock wins bid on Sportsplex timber

The Greenbrier County Commission announced the winning bid to harvest the standing timber at the Sportsplex site off Harper Road, Lewisburg, at their latest meeting on Nov. 28.

At $15,010, the bid came from Westrock, a company located in Covington, VA. The group hopes to have the timber clear cut by June 1, 2018, at the latest.

In other news, the Greenbrier Valley Farmer’s Market requested to continue to lease the grass lot at the corner of Arbuckle Lane and Route 219 in Lewisburg for next year. The location of the lot has been beneficial to the market, with easy visibility from the road and ample parking, passerby are able to stop and check out the wares available on Saturday mornings. The motion was approved by the commission, and the market anticipates reopening in the spring of 2018.

The commission also voted to approve the leasing of tower space on Muddy Creek Mountain to Countryman Communication, which will provide wireless internet service to customers within range of said towers. The height of Muddy Creek Mountain makes it useful for such line-of-sight towers. The site still needs to be surveyed and set up, but the company anticipates having the tower operational before the end of the year. More information will be available as the project continues.

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