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Cabell BOE vs Library & Parks Issue Heads To Court

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HUNTINGTON – The Cabell County Public Library and the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District were in court today seeking a writ of mandamus requiring the Cabell County Board of Education to disperse funds collected from the current excess levy the entities say the BOE owes the two groups. The demands also called for summary judgment stating the funds given to the library and parks are a constitutional requirement.

In April of this year, the BOE informed the library and parks systems the groups would only be receiving funds required in the 2018 excess levy order. The groups say that when they received their current year payments approximately $131,000 was omitted, and they expect that number to be over $400,000 in the coming year.

Today’s hearing before Judge Greg Howard included a large contingency of representatives from the public who support funding the parks and library systems. Members of these groups also demonstrated at the courthouse.

Initial arguments were heard by both sides and a ruling is expected from the judge in a few days, however both sides have indicated they intend to appeal a decision to the state Supreme Court.

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