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Meeting Minutes

WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION JULY TERM July 28, 2015

- Tuesday, July 28, 2015

WETZEL COUNTY COMMISSION

JULY TERM

 

                                                                                                                                        July 28, 2015

 

County Commission met pursuant to adjournment of July 21, 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:  REFUND, 911 FEES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES TAX—CHECKS RECEIVED

Checks received as follows:

 

Refund – Mountaineer Gas Company - $187.21

E911 Fees – Gateway Telecom LLC - $3,439.70

                      Mountain Communications - $18.43

                      MCIMetro Access Transmission Svcs. LLC - $2.95

                      Lumos Networks LLC - $462.75

Public Utilities Tax – State Auditor - $3,428.95

 

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IN RE:  REVISION OF FUNDS—EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS 911

(Record Order)

 

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IN RE:  WINE, LIQUOR, AND PRIVATE CLUB TAXES, LIMITED VIDEO LOTTERY AND COAL SEVERANCE TAX—DIRECT DEPOSIT

Direct deposits made by State Treasurer as follows:

 

Wine, Liquor, and Private Club Taxes - $49.81

Limited Video Lottery - $4,445.64

Coal Severance Tax - $8,169.44

 

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IN RE:  EXONERATION APPROVED

Exoneration approved as follows:

 

Order #38 in the name of Susan Diloreto, Real Property for Tax Year 2014-Amount Exonerated $542.44

 

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IN RE:  REQUEST FOR REVISION TO APPROVED BUDGET—GENERAL COUNTY

(Record Resolution and Request)

 

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IN RE:  SHERIFF’S OFFICE—PREVENTION RESOURCE OFFICER—INVOICE—WETZEL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

County Commission sent invoice in the amount of $23,581.02 to the Wetzel County Board of Education for their share of expenses for the Prevention Resource Officers for Hundred High School, Long Drain Elementary School, Paden City High School and Paden City Elementary School for April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.

 

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IN RE:  E911/OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT—EMPLOYMENT OF DALE HOSTUTLER

Commission approved employment of Dale Hostutler upon recommendation of Edgar W. Sapp, Director of E911/Office of Emergency Management, for a temporary position for a period of approximately eight weeks to assist with installing road signs at an hourly rate of $12.00.

 

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IN RE:  COURTHOUSE—FLOOD INSURANCE

Commission received National Flood Insurance Claims Handbook, Acknowledgement of Receipt Form and flood loss history relating to flood insurance on the Courthouse.

 

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IN RE:  GEO. R. & MILDRED L. BURKLE—SEPARATION OF INTERESTS APPROVED

Commission upon request of Barbara K. Amos and recommendation of the Assessor, the Commission approved the separation of interests in Oil & Gas owned in Church District, 50 AC Rush OG, Well #599 1/8 Int. C. Gas in the name of Geo. R. & Mildred L. Burkle.

 

(Record Order)

 

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IN RE:  DAVID GODDARD—911 POLICIES

David Goddard appeared before the Commission regarding 911 policies and procedures relating to calls made by 911 Dispatch for response/coverage by Grandview Volunteer Department for non-emergency calls/incidents.  He stated they were called out due to a truck being stuck on Anderson Hill that was not an emergency and did not involve an accident or injury.

 

Also present were Ed Sapp, E911/Office of Emergency Management Director, John Brookover, Sheriff, Michael Koontz, Chief Deputy and Paul Hicks, Department of Highways.

 

Mr. Goddard reported on several incidents that the fire department was dispatched by 911 for non-emergency situations and further advised that traffic control was a matter for law enforcement or the Department of Highways.  The fire department does have traffic control for their own use to get their equipment in and out.

 

Paul Hicks, Department of Highways, stated that they need to be advised of any traffic issues but are not responsible for directing traffic and are not first responders.  Their main responsibility is maintenance of roads.  He further stated that there are signs at the bottom of Anderson Hill indicating that it is not suitable for truck traffic (no thru trucks) and law enforcement could issue citations for violators.

 

Ed Sapp reported that he had received a letter from Robert Smith, Chief, Grandview Volunteer Fire Department, that the Grandview Volunteer Fire Department will no longer be responding to trucks stuck on Anderson Hill.  Letter further advised that when there is a true emergency (motor vehicle accident, fire or haz-mat incident) they would respond as needed.

 

Commission directed Ed Sapp to work with the Fire Association regarding policies to handle these types of incidents.

 

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IN RE:  ESTATE OF GEORGE H. BOHRER—PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF EXECUTOR—AGREED ORDER TO CONTINUE HEARING

Donald E. Mason moved to continue hearing on Petition for Removal of Executor on the Estate of George H. Bohrer as per Agreed Order.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 

(Record Order)

 

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IN RE:  WETZEL COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY—RECYCLING PROGRAM

Terri Tyler and Mark Cochran, Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority, met with the Commission to provide report on recycling program for the period of July, 2014 through June, 2015.  Report provided totals on Saturday collections and school collections of cardboard, newspaper, paper, shredded paper, plastic, aluminum cans, bi-metal cans, glass, magazines/books and electronics as well as the E Day, White Goods and Tire collections.  She reported that 209,129.3 pounds were collected from the Saturday and school recycling programs.  Also advised that they hope to add additional schools to the program this year.  49,203 pounds were collected on E Day (electronics) of which 32,000 pounds were television sets.  36,084 tires were collected in 2014 with this year’s tire collection to be held in the Hundred area in October.  Roll-offs were set up in New Martinsville, Pine Grove and Paden City for community clean-up days.  She stated that they are also working with New Martinsville councilman, Jeremy Shepherd, on cleaning up the Brooklyn area in New Martinsville.  Advised that the DEP did clean-up on Paden Fork.  Informed they are interested in information on property on Long Point possibly belonging to Randy Lemasters and also the former Mike Parsons property at Turkey Run.

 

Mark Cochran stated that the success of the recycling program is due to the people who participate and also due to the efforts of their crew, Andrew Howell, Chris Carder, Roy Petin, Brennan Petin, Kenna Petin, Ed Estep and Danny Taylor.

 

Commission commended the Authority for their success with the recycling program.  The Commission inquired about item on their last financial report showing expenditures in the amount of $45,000 for studies/environmental reviews.

 

They advised that those expenses were paid to three different companies for studies/environmental reviews relating to drilling waste.

 

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IN RE:  COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR THE OHIO VALLEY—WETZEL COUNTY FUND—FUNDING APPROVED

Donald E. Mason moved that the Wetzel County Commission honor the funding request from the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley in the amount of $10,000 for the Wetzel County Fund.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 

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Donald E. Mason moved that the County Commission recess until 2:30 p.m.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

 

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

 

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IN RE:  REVISION TO APPROVED BUDGET—GENERAL COUNTY

(Record Resolution and Request)

 

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Donald E. Mason moved that the County Commission adjourn to meet Tuesday, August 4, 2015.  Seconded by Lawrence P. Lemon.  Vote was unanimous.

   

 

 

 


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