November 7, 2023 Pocahontas County Commission Agenda

The Pocahontas County Commission will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7th, 2023 at their office in the Marlinton Courthouse.

At 8:30 a.m., the 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 8:45 the commissioners will open and award the bids for the Pocahontas County 911 vehicle.

At 9:00 the commissioners will open and award the bids for an ambulance.

At 9:15 they will discuss consider taking action on the Water Project at Beard Heights.

At 9:45 the commissioners will open and award the bids for the X-Ray inspection system and the walk-through metal detector for the courthouse, and the SecuriTech service agreement

At 10:00 the commissioners will consider contribution requests from the Pearl S. Buck Foundation and from the Humane Society.

At 10:15, the commissioners will open and award the bids for the courthouse and jail heating oil.

At 10:30 they will hear from Richard Whiting about space in the ARC/former Hanover shoe Building.

At 10:45 they will consider a request from Donna Ward of Region 4 for funding request #4 for the PMH HVAC/Roof Project.

At 11:00 they will hear from Cassandra Lawson of Region 4 who will ask them to approve the environmental report; for a release of funds; and for a notice of intent to bid, all regarding the old BOE Building demolition project.

At 11:15 they will consider a notice of intent to bid regarding the EPA Brownsfield Cleanup Grant.

At 11:30 Circuit Court Clerk Connie Carr will discuss their internet Domain being acquired by a third party.

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 commissioners will consider a resolution in support of Circuit Clerk’s application for a Records Management and Preservation Grant Application.
  4. The commissioners will consider the County Clerk’s request to hire a full-time employee.
  5. There will be a discussion about the maintenance of the courthouse.
  6. They will consider several budget revisions
  7. They will consider action on any updates regarding the East Fork Tannery Sewer hook-up project as well as the approval of an easement there.
  8. They will receive any updates that Attorney Stephen Skinner may provide regarding the Opioid Litigation Settlement.

The commissioners will then approve invoices after which they will 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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