Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda for Tuesday, May 21st , 2019

The Pocahontas County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 21st , starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Commission Office in the Courthouse in Marlinton with the following agenda:

After normal opening procedures, there will be an opportunity for public input at 5:35 p.m.

At 5:40 p.m. the Commissioners will hear from student members of SADD, which is the Students Against Destructive Decisions and hear about their program.

At 5:45 p.m., Kim Kershner of the Pocahontas County Magistrate’s Office who will discuss issues with the private restroom in the basement of the Courthouse.

At 6:00 p.m., the Commission and the Region 4 Planning and Development Council will hold a public meeting for the Pocahontas County Re-Connect Grant application and will consider approving the County Broadband Study.

At 6:15 p.m., Tim Thomas will discuss with the Commissioners Mountain Transit Authority Service in the County.

At 6:30 p.m. the Commissioners will discuss with Eric Lindberg and consider sponsoring the Department of Highways Alternative Transportation Grant regarding hiking and biking trails in the Mon National Forest.

Other items on the agenda which are not assigned a specific time include the following:

  1. Routine items such as approval of final settlements and orders.
  2. Approval of improper charges if any.
  3. There will be a discussion of Commission mail items and concerns
  4. They will discuss and consider approval of the West Virginia Counties Risk Pool proposal for insurance coverage for the next fiscal year.
  5. The commissioners will consider approving of several in-house budget revisions and resolutions.
  6. They will consider a letter of support for the Re-Connect Broadband Grant.
  7. They will discuss and consider a potential real estate purchase.
  8. They will receive a report from the Commission’s Counsel. Bob Martin.
  9. The Commissioners will end the meeting with approval of invoices.

A copy of this Agenda as published by the Commission can be found below:


David McLaughlin, President         

Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner    Walt Helmick, Commissioner 


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

May 21, 2019

Regular Session

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

5:35 pm.     Public Input/Hear Callers.

5:40 pm.     National Youth Leadership/SADD Students Update on Program.

5:45 pm.     Kim Kershner Pocahontas County Magistrate’s Office – Discussion and/or Action-Private Restroom in Basement of Courthouse.

6:00 pm.     Region 4 Planning and Development Council – Public Meeting for Pocahontas County Re-Connect Application; Discussion and/or Action – Approval of Contract for Pocahontas County Broadband Study.

6:15 pm.     Tim Thomas – Discussion and/or Action-Mountain Transit Authority Service in Pocahontas County.

6:30 pm.     Eric Lindberg – Discussion and/or Action – County Commission Sponsorship of Department of Highways Alternative Transportation Grant-Hiking/Biking Trails in Monongahela National Forest.



                    (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 – West Virginia Counties Risk Pool-Acceptance of Insurance Coverage Proposal for 2019-2020.
  5. Discussion and/or Action – In-House Budget Revision and Resolution for County Commission Office $766.00, County Clerk’s Office for $650.00 and One Room University $500.00.
  6. Discussion and/or Action – Letter of Support for Re-Connect Broadband Grant Application.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Potential Purchase of Real Estate by Pocahontas County Commission.
  8. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  9. 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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