Many people came to Tuesday’s Wheeling City Council meeting to voice their opinions on different subjects, with the proposed user fee and Public Safety Building as the big topics.
Eight different people took the podium after the original proposition’s reading with questions ranging from the legality of imposing a user fee on Wheeling city workers.
“Our fee is based on the fee that was enacted in Charleston, which has been tested and challenged twice, and it went to the Supreme Court and was upheld,” responded Mayor Glenn Elliott.
And, why will the property on 19th Street cost over $500,000 when the land was assessed at $43,000 by the tax assessor’s office?
“Eminent domain has been looked at, but it would cost money and it would cost time. We're weighing all the options at this point,” explained the mayor.