Pocahontas County Commission Agenda – September 19, 2017 Regular Meeting


William S. Beard, Jr., President    

David McLaughlin, Commissioner     Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner 


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September 19, 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 – Increase in County Portion of Excise Tax.

6:00 pm.     Pocahontas County Free Libraries – Discussion and/or Action-Proposal for Creation of  Pocahontas County Libraries and Tourist Visitors Centers.

6:15 pm.     Shawn Smith Pocahontas County Chamber of Commerce – Discussion and/or Action-Request Permission for Area in Former Shoe Factory Building for Haunted House in October, 2017.

6:30 pm.     Discussion and/or Action – Presentation of Road Issues and Projects Relating to Road Bond.

7:00 pm.     Donald McNeel Pocahontas County Floodplain Coordinator – Discussion and/or Action- Floodplain Permits/Fees.

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 Action – Pocahontas County Fire Board Appointment of Three Citizen Members (One Member From Each Magisterial District) for One Year Term, Two Year Term and Three Year Term, Respectively. (West Virginia Code 7-17-6).
  5. Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett – Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Pocahontas County 2016-2017 Financial Statement.
  6. Discussion and/or Action – West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Right of Entry Form for Phase I Environmental Study for Interstate Hardwoods Building Site. (East Fork Industrial Park.)
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  8. Approve Invoices.

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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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