MATOAKA, WV (WVNS) — Voters in Matoaka have voiced in favor of dissolving their town’s charter. In a 21 to 3 vote, the town will gear towards the next step in going unincorporated.
However, this is not the official move to dissolve the charter. Mercer County commissioner Bill Archer explains the town has some unfinished business to do with their finances.
“The town cannot formally dissolve until it’s absolutely free of debt,” Archer said. “There are some outstanding debts that need to be paid off before that can happen or else forget it.”
The voiced approval from voters comes after the town council voted in favor of dissolving the charter back in January.
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