August 16th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th.  The meeting will be held at the Commission’s office in the courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda.

After routine opening procedures, the commissioners will hear public comments at 5:35 p.m.

At 5:40, the commissioners will select a legal firm to represent the county’s Broadband Project.

At 5:45, the commissioners will consider removing a representative from the Shirley Robertson Estate.

At 6:00, the commissioners will consider removing a representative from the Philip J. Shafer Estate.

At 6:15, Cara Rose, the Executive Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB,) will deliver the CVB’s FY2022 annual report, and then will brief the commissioners about the July quarterly Meeting of the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority.

At 6:30, Judith Lyons of the WV Conservation Agency will deliver an update on the Tannery Project.

At 6:45, Derek Trull will discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

At 7:00, the commissioners will consider approving the employment of the Coordinator of the One Room University.

At 7:15, Johnny Dean will discuss the Wrecker and Towing Ordinance and tow company rotation issues.

The commissioners will also discuss and consider the following items which do not have specific times assigned to them.

  1. Final settlements and orders.
  2. Mail items and concerns.
  3. They will discuss and consider a request from Assessor Johnny Pritt to hire a full-time mapper.
  4. They will discuss legal issues in reference to the county-owned lots in East Cass.
  5. They will consider a request by Bryans Battery for funding the 2022 Droop Battlefield Civil War Reenactment.
  6. There will be consideration of a request letter for grant money from the Green Bank Observatory Bartow Tower Project.
  7. Commission President Helmick will discuss the Handley Property.
  8. There will be an update on the County Commission Conference
  9. Attorney Stephen Skinner will update the commissioners regarding any new developments in the Opioid Litigation Settlement.

Finally, the commissioners will approve invoices then adjourn the meeting.

Although the meeting is open to the public, it will also be available on Zoom Meeting. The instructions to join the zoom meeting can be found below.

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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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