3-3-20 Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd starting at 8:30 a.m. at their office in the County Courthouse in Marlinton with the following agenda.

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 the Pocahontas County Courthouse Custodian Roger Ober and will discuss and consider action on courthouse maintenance.

At 9 a.m., the commissioners will hear from Daniel Arbogast Director of Pocahontas County Community Corrections and will consider Approval of 2020-2021 Community Corrections Grant application and authorization to apply for West Virginia Justice Reinvestment Initiative Treatment grant.

At 9:15 a.m., they will hear from Mary Beth Barr and Becky Hammer of Pocahontas Memorial Hospital who will request the commissioners approve for Pocahontas Memorial Hospital to submit an application for a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Loan.

At 10 a.m., the commissioners will offer recognition to the Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau for its accreditation for 2019-2022 by the West Virginia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau. They will also hear Cara Rose deliver the Convention & Visitors Bureau update.

The Commissioners will also discuss and consider action on the following items which are not assigned a specific time on the agenda.

  • Final Settlements and Orders
  • Mail items received since their last meeting.
  • The appointment of J. Michael Anderson as Pocahontas County Fiduciary Commissioner.
  • Providing the Mountain Transit Authority with a $25,000.00 local commitment toward their grant match for 2020-2021.
  • The designation of the Pocahontas County Commission as lead agency in the development or redevelopment of water and sewer facilities located on Beard Heights.
  • An AT&T telephone discount plan for County Commission Offices.
  • The proposed National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pocahontas County Site.
  • The acceptance of the resignation of Jason Scotchie as Pocahontas Memorial Hospital representative to the Pocahontas County Emergency Medical Services Authority and the appointment of Ryan Sparks to the unexpired term of Jason Scotchie.

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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