11-2-20 Pocahontas Commission & BOE Agendas

Both the Pocahontas County Commission and the Board of Education will meet on Monday, November 2nd. First up is the Board of Education’s Work Session meeting, which will be held at the Board Office in Buckeye, WV starting at 8:00 a.m.

This Board of Education work session has the following items on its agenda:

  • A review of the reentry plan.
  • A discussion of the BOE’s Slaven Property in Green Bank.
  • An Update on 2021-2022 personnel concerns and
  • A review of the 2021 – 2030 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan and discussion of the 2021 Needs Project Proposal for the School Building Authority.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. will be the Pocahontas County Commission’s regular meeting, which is being held on a Monday because its usual Tuesday meeting would fall on election day. The agenda for this commission meeting includes:

At 8:30 a.m., they will approve any exoneration orders and will approve the minutes from the prior meeting, followed by the opportunity for the public to comment to the commissioners at 8:35 a.m.

At 8:45 a.m. the commissioners will hear from Mike O’Brien, the 911 Director and will consider approving the hiring of a Part-Time 911 Dispatcher.

At 9:00 a.m. Chris Giannini will address the commissioners, and they will consider action regarding broadband service in the county.

At 9:30 the commissioners will again take up writing a letter to the Pocahontas County Board of Education regarding the transfer of that board’s property -known as the Slaven Property – to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation.

At 9:45 a.m. the commissioners will discuss the Action-Career Connection Program with Portia Mullins of Workforce, WV, and consider any appropriate action on this.

At 10:00 a.m. they will consider a contribution request from the High Rocks Educational Corporation.

At 11:00 a.m., they will hear from Allen Johnson of the Eight Rivers Council and will discuss and consider action on his organization’s opposition to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Project at Mace, WV.

At 11:15 a.m. Cara Rose of the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sam Felton, Mayor of Marlinton will address the commissioners who will consider their request for COVID-19 Funds for needed public restrooms in Marlinton.

The Commissioners will also take up the following items which are not assigned a specific time on the agenda.

  1. They will discuss and consider approving final Settlements and Orders
  2. The commissioners will be briefed on mail items received since their last meeting.
  3. They will discuss and consider writing a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting the addition of local channels to Direct TV and Dish Network services in the county.
  4. The Commissioners will each provide updates on their assigned boards.

The Commissioners will then approve invoices prior to adjourning the meeting.

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Tim Walker

Tim is the WVMR News Reporter. Tim is a native of Maryland who started coming to Pocahontas County in the 1970’s as a caver. He bought land on Droop Mountain off Jacox Road in 1976 and built a small house there in the early 80’s. While still working in Maryland, Tim spent much time at his place which is located on the Friars Hole Cave Preserve. Retiring in 2011 as a Lieutenant with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in Maryland, Tim finally took the plunge and moved from Maryland to his real home on Droop Mountain. He began working as the Pocahontas County Reporter for Allegheny Mountain Radio in January of 2015.

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