KEYSER - Buck Eagle, president of the Mineral County Development Authority, wants to gather together those of this agency, along with representatives of the local county commission, chamber of commerce, and elected officials, to discuss “Where this county wants to go.”

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER - Buck Eagle, president of the Mineral County Development Authority, wants to gather together those of this agency, along with representatives of the local county commission, chamber of commerce, and elected officials, to discuss “Where this county wants to go.”
He spoke on this subject during the Tuesday afternoon meeting of the development authority and desires to “build a framework” to promote economic improvement in the county.
Wanting the groups mentioned to be the “nucleus,” Eagle said quarterly meetings would be best.
Prior to the 2017 Mineral County Day in Charleston, a meeting was held along these same lines at the Automated Packaging Plant, where delegates and senators representing Mineral County were in attendance.
During this meeting, ways to promote the county to the legislators in Charleston were discussed, and Eagle wants all the same entities to meet to “operate from the same playbook and complement each other.”
With a suggestion of having the first group meeting in September, Eagle said that further planning will be undertaken, and this will be a subject on the agenda for the July meeting of the Mineral County Development Authority.
In other business, it was reported that John Lecky, owner of Blackrock Resort, Elk Garden, was recently visiting the county with a representative of Presbyterian Senior Living to “make an assessment for this area” to have senior living opportunities in the Blackrock area.
Also, a Request for a Proposal to have on-call services conducted to the sprinkler system in the former Anchor Glass building, on Waxler Road, was an item of business for the development authority.
Part of the work to be completed was stated in the request to provide repairs, installations, and replacements to the building’s sprinkler system.
From the several proposals received, the board members agreed to engage Mt. Sprinkler, LLC from Mt. Storm, and owned by Chad Fridley for the work on the glass building