July 7th Pocahontas County Commission Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 7th at their office in the Marlinton Courthouse. This regular meeting is being held on a Friday because of the July 4th holiday.

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 there will be an opportunity for public comments to the commissioners.

At 8:40 the commissioners will update and consider action on the EPA Brownfields grant. .

At 9:00 they will take up the procedure for fee collection at the Handley campground.

At 9:15 they will consider appointing Jason Bauserman to a five-year term on the Historic Landmarks Commission.

At 9:30 the commissioners will discuss and consider a Second Amendment Sanctuary Ordinance.

At 9:45 Commission President Walt Helmick will discuss the annual savings the commission has saved the county through their annual budget; the Ambulance & Ambulance Authority; the Animal Shelter, and the Humane Society.

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. The unprogressed estates per WV Code 44-2-19a.
  4. A budget revision and resolution regarding the 2023-2024 Coal Severance Unencumbered Balance.
  5. An update to the Contribution Requests Policy.
  6. An update from the Greenbrier Conservation District regarding an embankment issue at the East Fork Tannery.
  7. Any updates regarding the East Fork Tannery sewer hookup.
  8. Any updates that Attorney Stephen Skinner may provide regarding the Opioid Litigation Settlement.
  9. 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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