March 7th Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7th at their office in the Marlinton Courthouse.

At 8:30 a.m., they 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 8:45 the commissioners consider removing the representative of the estate of Mulvie William Grimes.

At 9:00 they will consider administratively closing estates that did not respond to their January 6, 2023 unprogressed estate notice.

At 9:15 they will consider purchasing a telephone system upgrade from STI Networks.

At 9:30 they will consider approving an agreement with the county Little Leagues for them to use space in the ARC/former Hanover Shoe Building.

At 9:45 they will consider approving three requests from 911/EMS Director Mike O’Brien:

  1. Approval of the replacement of the Thomastown 911 tower.
  2. Approval of the 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant Award.
  3. Approval of the $65,000 HSGP Grant for license plate readers.

At 10:00 Day Report Director Rita Griffith will present the details of 2024 Community Corrections Grant to the commissioners.

At 10:15, the commissioners will consider approving the application to the U.S. Forrest Service to extend ARC Broadband construction through parts of the Mon Forest.

At 10:30, Lesley Taylor of Region 4 will request the commissioners approve the grant evidentiary materials for the Thornwood Water Extension Project.

At 10:45 the commissioners will consider two appointments to the LEPC:

  1. Kevin Stitzinger as the Emergency Management Representative
  2. Ross Harrison as the Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad Representative.

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

  • Final settlements and orders.
  • Mail items and concerns.
  • Budget Revision and Resolution #3 involving a Law Enforcement Refund and the Pocahontas County Ambulance Service.
  • The acquiring of a drug-dog for the Sheriff’s Department.
  • The writing of a letter of support for a congressionally directed spending request (or earmark) to support the new 911 building project.
  • The approval of part-time employees, a training officer, and a Medical Director for the new Pocahontas County EMS Ambulance Service.
  • They will discuss and consider taking action on the East Fork Tannery sewer hookup.
  • Attorney Stephen Skinner will update the commissioners regarding the Opioid Litigation Settlement, if there are any updates on that settlement.

Next, 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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