While preparing for the new Texas Roadhouse, Cook’s Excavating came upon a massive amount of coal. Instead of getting a permit to sell the coal, the property owners decided to donate it to United Way.
“United Way wins because we receive thousands of dollars that we weren’t expecting to receive,” Rotellini said. “The developer wins because they’re able to move forward with the Texas Roadhouse and the state of West Virginia wins because of course we’ll pay all of our taxes on the we received.”
Under an agreement, the coal may be sold to United Coal without a permit, and all proceeds will benefit United Way.
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