By Walter Hojka
The Pendleton County Economic Development Authority met April 13. During the meeting, it
was announced that Seneca Rocks will be the second town in Pendleton County and the first
unincorporated town to become a Mon Forest Town.
The Mon Forest Towns partnership was created to cultivate relationships among communities in
the Monongahela National Forest, ultimately building and maintaining a strong economy that thrives off
sustainable recreational land use.
In other business, the building committee reported that Valkyrie Farms will not be pursuing a lease
for space at the Pendleton County Industrial Park, according to meeting minutes.
The board is also moving forward in collaboration with the Pendleton County Convention and
Visitors Bureau with plans to create a new advertising brand for Pendleton County. The goal of the effort
is to highlight the many recreational opportunities in the area including rock-climbing, caving, fishing,
A one-year cleaning contract has been approved with Wright Way Cleaning for cleaning of the
industrial park and the business center. Officials approved contracts for mowing and making hay. Mowing
contracts were issued to Josh Nesselrodt and Mountain View Lawn Care, and hay contracts were issued to
Jordan Mongold and Justin Bowers.
Officials approved a contract with Brewer Fire Consultants. The company will provide inspections
and safety recommendations.
The next meeting of the EDA will be at 7 p.m. June 8 at the Pendleton Community Building in