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Mayor asks state to dissolve Weirton Area Port Authority, cites concerns over lawsuits
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, September 30, 2013 7:47 AM EDT
Weirton Mayor George Kondik is seeking the dissolution of the Weirton Area Port Authority.
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports that Kondik made the request in a letter to the state authority's executive director. His letter cites concerns over lawsuits and allegations of non-payment or delinquent payment to vendors.
Weirton port authority chairman B.J. DeFelice tells the newspaper that the non-payment allegations involve the nonprofit Weirton Area Port Authority Inc., not the volunteer authority board.
The nonprofit is the authority's operational arm. The authority is a political subdivision of the state.
Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net