Happy Valley Land Leased To WVU-P Agricultural School

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

Flood damaged land in Happy Valley is getting some attention from WVU-Parkersburg, all courtesy of the Wood County Commission.

The commission leased it to the college.

It's land that was not part of a flood mitigation grant approved by FEMA several years ago.

Geni Astorg, the college's director of development, says the agricultural school will grow crops on an experimental basis, to be used for new culinary school.

The commission is still considering whether to lease land that was part of the federal grant.

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  • by Debi Location: Parkersburg on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM
    I agree with Marilyn. Judd, would you like that taking place in your neighborhood.
  • by Marilyn Location: Parkersburg on Apr 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
    Hey Commissioners! What about your repeated promises to adjoining land owners who were promised they would be given first chance to lease the land alongside them? Did someone forget or was it all just talk? Hope someone is listening from now on!
  • by judd Location: little hocking oh on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    What's to consider? Lease the floodplain. It no longer has value and can never be sold again to a private individual, so let WVUP use the land.
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