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Chapmanville, WV, receives $2 million for new town hall

Chapmanville, WV, receives $2 million for new town hall

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Town of Chapmanville receives $2 million, which will fund a new municipal center. Town of Chapmanville receives $2 million, which will fund a new municipal center.

The town of Chapmanville, WV, received a $2,000,000 loan for a new municipal facility Wednesday.

The United States Department of Agriculture awarded the money to local leaders as part of a community facilities loan.  The new building will house town offices, the police department and the fire department.  The new town hall will replace the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department, which is nearly 60-years-old, according to Project Manager Brian Kirkendoll.

"I think it just brings the community together," Kirkendoll said. "It will be the hub of Chapmanville, I believe."

Kirkendoll said he hopes the center will be finished by late 2014.

USDA Rural Development invested more than $387 million to bolster housing conditions, renovate and recreate infrastructure, and create and keep jobs in rural communities across West Virginia, according to a press release.

"Today we celebrate not only this funding award, but also the hard work and determination of everyone associated with the Town of Chapmanville and the residents of this community," said Bobby Lewis, the USDA Rural Development State Director.

State leaders also awarded thousands of dollars to Chapmanville to renovate several different facilities, including the little league field.