February 1st Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet in regular session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st at the Commission’s office in the Courthouse in Marlinton, with the following agenda.

After routine opening procedures, at 8:35 the commissioners will hear public comments.

At 8:45, the commissioners will hold a public meeting on behalf of the Pocahontas County Public Service District regarding their application for a Community Development Block Grant for funding the Thornwood Waterline Extension Project.

At 9:00, the commissioners will consider appropriating funds to the Pocahontas County Historic Landmarks Commission for the construction/preservation of the historic County Clerk’s office in Huntersville.

At 9:15, the commissioners will consider 911/OES Director Mike O’Brien’s requests for approval of the Emergency Management Performance Grant COVID-19 Supplement Award and for the commissioners’ consideration of an amendment to the 911 Mapping & Addressing Ordinance.

At 9:30, Commissioner Rebinski will address the issue of abandoned vehicles on roadways, then at 9: 45, he will also discuss updating an emergency communication tower.

At 10:00, the commissioners will hold a Board of Review and Equalization Hearing.

At 10:15, they will consider a contribution/funding request from Tony Byrd of the Northern Pocahontas County Community Assistance, Inc.

The commissioners will also discuss and consider action of the following items that do not have a specific time assigned to them

  1. Approval of final settlements and orders
  2. Mail items and concern.
  3. A request by County clerk Melissa Bennett for the commissioners to adopt an emergency Absentee Voting Policy.
  4. Commissioner Helmick will discuss a potential tourism project.
  5. The meeting will end following the approval of invoices

To join the Zoom Meeting, go to: https://zoom.us/j/8181361801

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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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