August 1, 2023 Pocahontas County Commission Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2023  at their office in the Marlinton Courthouse with this agenda.

Following their routine opening procedures, at 8:30 a.m., the county commissioners will approve any Exoneration Orders and approve the minutes of the last meeting.

At 8:35 a.m., there will be an opportunity for public comments to the commissioners.

At 8:40 Region 4’s Donna Ward will ask for the following regarding the PMH Roof/HVAC project: A release of funds; Intent to bid; a Commission resolution for payment approval; and approval of the Project Extension/Grant Agreement.

At 9:00 Ken Gator of the Snowshoe Resort Community District will present a letter to the commission.

At 9:15 they will consider the following board appointments:

  • Donald McNeel and Christine Rebinski to 3-year terms on the Pocahontas County EMS.
  • Charlie Sheets to a 3-year term on the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation (GBEDC.)
  • Linda Adams, Louise Burner, and Teresa Dunbrack to 3-year terms on the Dramas, Fairs and Festival Board

At 9:45, Tim Wade of the Huntersville Historical Society will update the commissioners on the Old County Clerk’s Office project in Huntersville.

At 10:00 the Commissioners will consider contribution requests from the Tucker Community Foundation’s Run for It; and from Bryans Battery, Inc. for the Battle of Droop Mountain Civil War Reenactment on October 14 and 15, 2023.

The commissioners will also take up and consider action on the following items which do not have specific times assigned to them.

  1. Final settlements and orders.
  2. Mail items and concerns.
  3. Emergency Management director Mike O’Brien will ask the commissioners to approve the $6,000 Homeland Security Grant Program’s Grant for Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Study; and he will also ask for permission to pursue a grant for the replacement of their current communications trailer.
  4. The commissioners will consider approval of a budget revision and resolution regarding the Coal Severance Adjustment to their Unencumbered Balance.
  5. Any updates regarding the East Fork Tannery sewer hookup.
  6. They will also receive an update on the Pocahontas County Ambulance Authority’s DEA License and its operational start date, as well as approving John Rebinski as a volunteer member.
  7. They will receive any updates that Attorney Stephen Skinner may provide regarding the Opioid Litigation Settlement.
  8. The commissioners will approve invoices then adjourn 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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