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Town of Pineville Awarded National Coal Heritage Area Grant

PINEVILLE, W.Va. – The Town of Pineville received notification last week that they were awarded the Palisades Park Revitalization and Signage Project grant from the National Coal Heritage Area in the amount of $24,158.63. This is a matching funds grant with a majority of the matching funding coming from additional grant sources such as: Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Local Economic Development Assistance Grant of the West Virginia House of Delegates, and Wyoming County Community Fund Grant.

These grant moneys will be used to revitalize Palisades Park in Pineville, WV. There will be five areas addressed through the funds provided of which will include:

(1) The Town of Pineville will be partnering with the Wyoming County Board of Education to redesign and repair the decaying roof structure of the pavilion.

(2) Interpretative signs will be installed at Palisades Park. These will complement the gateway signs at the entrances to the Town of Pineville that will be purchased and installed in the near future through Alpha Metallurgical Resources grant funding obtained by Council Member Sonja Davis. One interpretative sign will be installed to honor Adam Morgan, the resident of Pineville who lost his life in the Upper Big Branch mining disaster. Two additional interpretive signs will be installed to allow our residents and visitors to gain information about our proud coal heritage and Pineville’s importance on the Coal Heritage Trail.

(3) New picnic tables will be purchased to replace the existing tables. These new commercial-style tables will be durable, long lasting, and ADA compliant

(4) The Adam Morgan Memorial bench that was destroyed by vandals in 2017 will be replaced identically to the original bench.

(5) Commercial trash receptacles for garbage disposal for those who visit and enjoy Palisades Park will be purchased.

Additionally, more camera surveillance will be installed in the pavilion area of Palisades Park to provide for increased security and to protect the investment of our grantors and the Town.

This grant was written during the months of January and February by the following: Debbie Bowling, Council Member; Kathy Bradford, Town Manager; Vicki Knight Clay, Recorder; Sonja Davis, Council Member; and Debbie Wiles, Council Member.