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Meeting Minutes

WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION JULY TERM August 4, 2015

- Tuesday, August 04, 2015

WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION

JULY TERM

 

                                                                                                                                      August 4, 2015

 

County Commission met pursuant to adjournment of July 28, 2015.

 

Present:  Robert L. Gorby, President, Lawrence P. Lemon, Vice-President and Donald E. Mason, Commissioner.

 

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IN RE:  VACATION ORDERS APPROVED

 

(Record Orders)

 

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IN RE:  FIDUCIARY REPORTS AND WAIVERS OF FINAL SETTLEMENT APPROVED

(Record)

 

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IN RE:  FIDUCIARY COMMISSIONER SETTLEMENT APPROVED

Commission proceeded to take up and consider Settlements made before the Fiduciary Commissioners of Wetzel County, West Virginia, to-wit:

 

(Record List)

 

Commission having seen and inspected said Settlement and no exceptions taken thereto, the same are hereby approved and confirmed and ordered to be recorded as the law directs.

 

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IN RE:  INSURANCE CLAIM, REBATE PURCHASING CARD, GROUND LEASE, CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE FEE AND E911 FEES—CHECKS RECEIVED

Checks received as follows:

 

Insurance Claim (Sheriff’s Cruiser) – West Virginia National Auto Insurance Company - $3,146.99

Rebate Purchasing Card – Auditor’s Office - $1,454.65

Ground Lease – Air Evac EMS Inc. - $600.00

Cable Television Franchise Fee – Suddenlink Communications - $5,394.48

E911 Fess – Zito Media - $1,949.40

                      Digital Connections, Inc. - $6.50

                      Interface Security Systems, LLC - $8.85

                       Cebridge Telcom WV - $6,728.95

 

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IN RE:  VICTIMS OF CRIME (VOCA) GRANT—DIVISION OF JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES—CHECK RECEIVED

Check in the amount of $1,505.66 received from Division of Justice and Community Services as reimbursement of expenses incurred with the Victims of Crime (VOCA) Grant #15-VA-029 for the month of May, 2015.

 

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IN RE:  CHILD ADVOCATE CENTER GRANT—DIVISION OF JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES—CHECK RECEIVED

Check in the amount of $6,209.84 received from Division of Justice and Community Services as reimbursement of expenses incurred with the Child Advocate Center Grant #15-CAC-21 for the month of May, 2015.

 

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IN RE:  TRANSFER OF FUNDS—GENERAL COUNTY

(Record Order)

 

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IN RE:  EXONERATIONS APPROVED

Exonerations approved as follows:

 

Order #39 in the name of Lester V. & Lillie Bickerstaff, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $10.19

 

Order #40 in the name of Lester V. & Lillie Bickerstaff, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $1.38

 

Order #41 in the name of Michael G. Kuhn, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $715.65

 

Order #42 in the name of Shaun D. Kuhn, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $148.02

 

Order #43 in the name of Michael & Allison Koontz, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $827.94

 

Order #44 in the name of Michael & Allison Koontz, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $209.30

 

Order #45 in the name of Stone Energy Corp., Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $7,919.96

 

Order #46 in the name of Delbert L. Leasure, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $7,919.96

 

Order #47 in the name of Anne L. Spencer, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $9,669.29

 

Order #48 in the name of Franklin D. Goudy, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $9,864.82

 

Order #49 in the name of David & Marina Foland, Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $55.60

 

Order #50 in the name of Terry Bassett, Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $39.63

 

Order #52 in the name of Albert & Dorothy Kyle, Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $135.58

 

Order #53 in the name of Kingsley Compression, Inc., Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $155.68

 

Order #54 in the name of Continental Laundry Syst Inc., Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $111.08

 

Order #55 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2010-Amount Exonerated $74.28

 

Order #56 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2011-Amunt Exonerated $69.37

 

Order #57 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2012-Amount Exonerated $68.97

 

Order #58 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2013-Amount Exonerated $65.66

 

Order #59 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2014-Amount Exonerated $68.60

 

Order #60 in the name of Gerri Cecil, Personal Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $71.95

 

Order #61 in the name of The Spielers Inc., Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $536.82

 

Order #62 in the name of Donna Sizemore, Real Property for Tax Year 2015-Amount Exonerated $480.10

 

Order #63 in the name of Anthony & Kimberly Sizemore, Real Property for Tax Year 2015, Amount Exonerated $145.62

 

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IN RE:  FAMILY LAW JUDGE—SUPREME COURT—INVOICE

Invoice in the amount of $372.00 sent to Supreme Court for rent of office space provided to the Family Law Judge for the month of July, 2015.

 

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IN RE:  NORTHERN PANHANDLE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD—REPORT

Rosemary Guida, Executive Director, Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board, met with the Commission to provide report on activities and programs for year ended June 30, 2015.  Information submitted as follows:

 

Program Year 2014-2015 Participation Adult Levels by County – Total of 70 for Wetzel County

Individual Training Accounting (ITA) Program Activity

Rapid Response Report

“Bridging the Gap” Program Activity Report

Youth Program Report – Total of 34 in Wetzel County.  Noted that Coal Mining is no longer on the demand list to recent layoffs within the industry.

Summer Youth Program – Two work sites (Courthouse and 4-H Camp) in Wetzel County

Employment and Training Administration Guidance Letter WIOA No. 23-14 Operating Guidance for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (referred to as WIOA or the Opportunity Act) – Noted that on Page 13, Northern Panhandle Private Workforce Investment Board, recognized on the national level for their OSY (Out-of-School Youth) Programs.

 

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IN RE:  HUNDRED AREA PRIDE—REQUEST FOR FUNDING

Phil LIghtner, President of Hundred Area PRIDE, and Barbara Brasher, Pat Huston and Wally Huston, members, appeared before the Commission to request funding to assist with day to day activities/expenses associated with their trail including gasoline for mowing and lighting.  They thanked the Commission for their contribution last year of $1,000 which was used for the solar lighting along the trail.  They explained that they have no income and depend on donations and grants including a small amount from Little Kanahwa RC&D.   Statoil made a donation that covered expense of sealing the trail.  The Town of Hundred provided $500 toward maintenance costs.  Monies expended this year include $837.00 for lighting, 609.12 for maintenance and $200 for painting of wooden bridges.  Most of the work is being done by volunteers.  Funding request was for an additional $1,000.

 

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IN RE:  WETZEL COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT NO. ONE AND HUNDRED-LITTLETON PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT—SMALL CITIES BLOCK GRANTS—PROGRAM INCOME REPORT

Rick Healy, Belomar Regional Council, met with the Commission and presented Program Income Reports to be signed on the Wetzel County Public Service District No. One and Hundred-Littleton Public Service District’s Small Cities Block Grants.  He explained that Wetzel County has three (3) open projects – 2 for Hundred-Littleton Public Service and 1 for Wetzel County Public Service District No. One.  No program income was reported for any of the projects.

 

Program Income Reports approved as presented.

 

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IN RE:  EXCESS LEVY FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS—REQUEST FOR RENEWAL BY FIRE ASSOCIATION

Richard Kernan, President of the Wetzel County Fire Association, met with the Commission regarding renewal of the excess levy for ambulance service and volunteer fire departments.  Current excess levy will expire on June 30, 2017. 

 

Commission to address issue with Timothy E. Haught, Prosecuting Attorney. 

 

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IN RE:  FOLSOM VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS—FUNDING REQUEST APPROVED

Donald E. Mason moved that the Wetzel County Commission provide funding in the amount of $10,000 to the Folsom Volunteer Fire Department and EMS for operations.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 

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IN RE:  CHILD ADVOCATE CENTER—PERSONNEL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES

Mary Ash, Treasurer, Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center Board of Directors, appeared before the Commission and requested Executive Session to discuss personnel and financial issues regarding the Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center.

 

Lawrence P. Lemon moved that the Commission go into Executive Session at the request of Mary Ash for the purpose of discussing personnel and financial matters relating to the Wetzel-Tyler Child Advocacy Center.  Seconded by Donald E. Mason.  Vote was unanimous.

 

Lawrence P. Lemon moved that the County Commission come out of Executive Session and reconvene in Regular Session.  Seconded by Donald E. Mason.  Vote was unanimous.

 

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IN RE:  CHILD ADVOCATE CENTER—FUNDING APPROVED

Donald E. Mason moved that the Commission fund the Wetzel Tyler Child Advocate Center in the amount of $8,000 for operational expenses.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon. 

 

Discussion on motion:  Will additional monies be needed or is this a one-time payment?

 

Mary Ash advised that the Justice Grant should be approved in the near future.

 

Vote was unanimous.

 

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Lawrence P. Lemon moved that the Commission recess until 1:15 p.m.  Seconded by Donald E. Mason.  Vote was unanimous.

 

Donald E. Mason moved that the Commission reconvene pursuant to recess.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 

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IN RE:  HUNDRED VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT—GOVERNOR’S COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP GRANT—BUILDING PROJECT

Commission met with Johanna Lemasters, President, Hundred Volunteer Fire Department, regarding the Hundred Volunteer Fire Department building project and funding including the Governor’s Community Partnership Grant. 

 

Lemasters explained that the loan from First Exchange Bank was a construction loan and drawdowns will be made as needed.  Total project cost is estimated to be $489,000.  She also invited the Commission to the groundbreaking on Friday the 7th at 2:00 p.m.

 

Lawrence P. Lemon moved that the Commission enter into Resolution authorizing application and contract with Governor’s Community Partnership Program for grant funding in the amount of $35,000 to assist with construction of a new building for the Hundred Volunteer Fire Department.  Seconded by Donald E. Mason.  Vote was unanimous.

 

Grant application with supporting documentation submitted to the West Virginia Development Office.

 

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Donald E. Mason moved that the Commission adjourn to meet Tuesday, August 11, 2015.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 


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