City of Moundsville continues preparations for possible cracker plant


2019 could bring some big changes to the City of Moundsville.

City leaders are inching closer to making a decision about a potential cracker plant moving into the area.

Moundsville Mayor Phil Remke is telling residents to get ready as they’re “unlocking the future.”

Currently, he’s proposing a brand new eco-friendly city building that would house both fire and police.

The city is continuing preparations for that $15 million cracker plant that could come into the area very soon. 

“Moundsville has got to get ready. Moundsville will be ready. We’re working on infrastructure. We’re working on housing. When you consider in the peak of the time, there’s going to be over six thousand or eight thousand people working in this area. We have to get ready. It’s the re-birth of our area in the 1900’s,” said Remke. 

7News also learned there will be a big announcement made during the city’s first council meeting of the year.

We are told they will be making an announcement about a $10 to 15 million project, but sources would not confirm a connection between this and the cracker plant.

That meeting is happening Tuesday January 2nd.

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