Pocahontas County Commission Meeting Agenda for Tuesday August 1st, 2017

The Pocahontas County Commission will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Commission Office in the Courthouse in Marlinton. Below is the agenda for that meeting as published by the Pocahontas County Commission:


William S. Beard, Jr., President

David McLaughlin, Commissioner Jesse A. Groseclose, Commissioner


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

August 1, 2017

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.   Mike Vance – Discussion and/or Action-Replacement Locks for Former Shoe Factory Building.

8:50 a.m.   Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett – Discussion and/or Action-Emergency Absentee Voting Policy and Notification to County Commission of Number of Emergency Absentee Commissioners for October 7, 2017 Special Election.

9:00 a.m.   Angela Hoffman MindEase Solutions – Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Contract with Pocahontas County Day Report Center for Services to be Provided for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

9:15 a.m.   Jimmy Vandevender Pocahontas County Day Report Center – Discussion and/or Action-Monthly Updates for June and July.

9:30 a.m.   Pocahontas County Sheriff Jeff Barlow – Discussion and/or Action-Request for Home Confinement Office Space (Vacant Pet Grooming Section) in Former Shoe Factory Building.

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

    1. Diane Hinkle Tucker Community Foundation (Run For It) – Request for Contribution.
    2. Pocahontas County High School Career and Technical Education Department – Request for Contribution.
    3. Alexander Kennison Pocahontas County Youth Soccer League – Request for Contribution.
    4. Pocahontas County Tourism Commission (DBA Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau) – Funding Request for Pocahontas County Bi-Centennial Commission.
    5. Allie Dunbrack Pocahontas County Prevention Coalition – Request for Contribution.    .

10:45 a.m.  Gene Watkins RAJCO – Discussion and/or Action-Cost Reduction Services.       

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS (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 Emergency Medical Services Authority Appointment of Christine Rebinski Cass Representative, Don McNeel Little Levels Emergency Ambulance Representative and Janet Ghigo Bartow-Frank-Durbin Representative, Each for Three Year Term Expiring June 30, 2020.
  5. Discussion and/or Action – Approval of Resolution, Grant Contract Agreement and Certification for Division of Justice and Community Services.
  6. Discussion and/or Action – Report from Counsel.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – County Commission Board Updates.
  8. 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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