Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda for Tuesday 2-6-18

The Pocahontas County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Commission Office in the Courthouse in Marlinton with the below agenda:



William S. Beard, Jr., President  

David McLaughlin, Commissioner     Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner 


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

February 6, 2018

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.   Elaine Diller and Alicia Sewell One Room University – Discussion and/or Action-1099 v W2 Payment of Wages.

9:00 a.m.   Denise Campbell and Mike Cozad Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) – Discussion and/or Action-ACP  Update.

(Scheduled one-half hour)

9:30 a.m.   Betty Hill – Discussion and/or Action-Cell Service for Pocahontas County.

9:45 a.m.   Steve Rawlings West Virginia Counties Risk Pool – Discussion and/or Action-Update on Insurance.

10:00 a.m.  Discussion and/or Action – Contribution/Funding Requests Various Individuals, Groups and      Organizations.

  • High Rocks – Request for Contribution.
  • Don Jennings Town of Durbin – Request for Funding for Durbin Town Building Repairs.
  • Heather Niday Allegheny Mountain Radio – Request for Contribution.
  • Trish McNaull Humane Society of Pocahontas County – Request for Match for Grant Funding.

10:45 a.m.  Cara Rose Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau – Discussion and/or Action-Update on Convention & Visitors Bureau.

11:00 a.m.  Board of Review and Equalization Hearing.

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break.


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

  1. Approve Final Settlements and Orders.
  2. Approve Improper Charges.
  3. County Commission Mail Items/Concerns.
  4. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Clerk-Adoption of Emergency Absentee Voting Procedures Policy for Pocahontas County Primary Election on May 8, 2018; Approval for County Clerk to Notify County Executive Committees of Poll Workers for Primary Election on May 8, 2018, West Virginia Code, 3-1-29(b).
  5. Discussion and/or Action – Proclamation Recognizing Pocahontas County as a Purple Heart County.
  6. Discussion and/or Action – Approval of Pocahontas County Fire Association Standards of Operation.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Shenandoah Cable Television LLC (Shentel) Renewal of Cable Franchise.
  8. Discussion and/or Action – First Reading of Amended Pocahontas County Towing Ordinance.
  9. Discussion and/or Action – Memorandum of Agreement Trout Unlimited, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Pocahontas County Water Resources and West Virginia Highlands Conservancy.
  10. Discussion and/or Action – Budget Revision and Resolution Contributions $5,000.00 and In-House Budget Revision and Resolution Water Task Force $1,000.00.
  11. Lauren Bennett Pocahontas County Parks and Recreation – Request for Change in Distribution of Hotel Occupancy Tax.
  12. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County 911 Advisory Board-Appointment of Randy Wilfong as Pocahontas County Fire Board Representative Three Year Term Expiring June 30, 2020.
  13. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Commission Annual Audit.
  14. Discussion and/or Action – County Commission Board Updates.
  15. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  16. 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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