Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda for Tuesday 10-3-17


William S. Beard, Jr., President

David McLaughlin, Commissioner  Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner 


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October 3, 2017

Amended Agenda – Regular Session

    8:30 a.m.   Discussion and/or Action – Exoneration Orders; Approval of Minutes.

8:35 a.m.   Public Input/Hear Callers.

8:45 a.m.   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).

9:00 a.m.   Pocahontas County Security Surveillance System – Discussion and/or Action-Opening and Awarding Bid for Security System, etc.

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.   Mike O’Brien Pocahontas County Emergency Services Director – Discussion and/or Action-Approval to Transfer of 911 Employee to Part-Time 911 Dispatcher/Part-Time Emergency Services Deputy Director; Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Homeland Security Radio Upgrade Grant Application.

9:45 a.m.   Tom Lane Pocahontas County Assessor – Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Full-Time Deputy Assessor.

10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m.  Pocahontas County Sheriff Jeff Barlow, et al. – Discussion and/or Action- County Hotel/Motel Policy.

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break.


                        (The Following Agenda Items Will Be Discussed During Meeting But Have Not een Allotted a Time) 

  1. Approve Final Settlements and Orders.
  2. Approve Improper Charges.
  3. County Commission Mail Items/Concerns.
  4. Andrea O’Brien – Discussion and/or Action-Permission to use Parking Lots at Former Shoe Factory Building for “Trunk or Treat” on October 31, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  5. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Emergency Medical Services Authority Appointment of Jason Scotchie to unexpired Term of Greg Taylor June 30, 2019.
  6. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Local Emergency Planning Committee-Appointment of Jaynell Graham and Randy Wilfong II – Each for Two (2) Year Term Expiring June 30, 2019 and Appointment of Mike O’Brien, Sam Felton and Kenny Lehman – Each for Three (3) Year Term Expiring September 30, 2020.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  8. Mike O’Brien Pocahontas County 911 Director – Discussion and/or Action-Personnel Matter ****
  9. Approve Invoices.


****     Agenda Amended on Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9:35 a.m. to Add Agenda Item No. 8.




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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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