Pocahontas County Commission Agenda – October 17, 2017 Regular Meeting


William S. Beard, Jr., President    

David McLaughlin, Commissioner     Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner 


Telephone: (304)799-6063     Fax: (304)799-3977

October 17, 2017

Regular Session

5:30 pm.     Discussion and/or Action – Exoneration Orders; Approval of Minutes.

5:35 pm.     Public Input/Hear Callers.

5:45 pm.     Discussion and/or Action – Opening and Awarding Bid for Heating Oil for Courthouse Offices and Jail Building for Period of November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018.

6:00 pm.     Daniel Arbogast Pocahontas County Day Report Center – Discussion and/or Action-Update on Day Report Program.

6:15 pm.     Doug Bernier – Discussion and/or Action-Atlantic Coast Pipeline (1) Dominion’s Claim of Commission Support; (2) Commission Position on Pipeline Project; (3) New Letter to                                                 Regulators and Representatives on Commission’s Current Position on Pipeline.

6:30 pm.     Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett – Discussion and/or Action-Records Management and Preservation Board Resolution in Support of Grant Application for 2018-2019.

6:45 pm.     Pocahontas County 911 Director Mike O’Brien – Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Part-Time 911 Dispatcher.

7:00 pm.

The following agenda items have not been assigned a time slot but will be addressed during today’s meeting. 

  1. Discussion and/or Action – Approve Final Settlements and Orders.
  2. Approve Improper Charges.
  3. County Commission Mail Items/Concerns.
  4. Discussion and/or Acction – Approval of Resolutions for Pocahontas County Farmland Protection Conservation Easements for Thomas VanReenen, et ux. and Timothy VanReenen.
  5. Discussion and/or Action – Appointment of Heather Niday as Pocahontas County Emergency Management Public Information Officer (No Expiration).
  6. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Civil Service Board-Appointment of County Commission Member for Four Year Term Expiring June 30, 2021.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Public Service District-Appointment of Member for Unexpired Term Ending June 30, 2022.
  8. Discussion and/or Action – Approval of Pocahontas County Floodplain Permit Fees.
  9. Discussion and/or Action – Certification of Special Election Held on October 7, 2017.
  10. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  11. Approve Invoices.




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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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