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Tyler County Commission Approves Requests, Payments

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

MIDDLEBOURNE – The regular meeting of the Tyler County Commission was held on June 8 in the Commission Chambers at the Courthouse. A number of items were approved by the Commissioners which included a social hosting ordinance to help prevent underage drinking and substance use.

Also approved was the payment of $2,500 to Clayton Enterprises, LLC for the preparation of the financial statement and for their continued use of the company. The Commission also added their approval to a Resolution in support of the expansion of Route 2, and Extension of I-68.

Eric Peters from the Tyler County Development Authority asked the Commission to approve a resolution of Participation and Cooperation in the West Virginia Certified Development Community (CDC) Program. In doing so the commission recognizes the Tyler County Development Authority as representing our community for the purpose of participating in the program. T

he program is offered by the West Virginia Economic Development Council and the West Virginia Development Office and is designed to help West Virginia communities become better prepared for industrial and related economic development.

In other business, Sheriff Bob Kendle informed the commission he had interviewed seven candidates for deputies. He said he is in need of two additional deputies and on more to fill a vacancy from a resignation. Kendle also made the commissioners aware of a Bee problem that he felt would require an exterminator.

911 Director Josh Fulks said they were having issues with the new towers and the signals. He said they are working on it and may be in need of some new dishes to better pick up the signals. On another note the commission approved the payment of $23,705 to Brewer and company of WV, INC for the installation of new fire and smoke alarms.

The resignation of C. Matthew Hickman Attorney at Law as Fiduciary Commissioner for Tyler County was approved. It was noted Hickman had recently taken the job of Assistant Prosecutor of Harrison County.

Commission President Eric Vincent asked for approval to pay an invoice to Dave Myers for a new window and installation at the Extension Office. Approval was unanimous.

Alex King, from Westbrook Health and the Tyler County Prevention Coalition express his thanks and appreciation to the commission and all involved in getting the social hosting ordinance prepared and passed into law.

Approval was given for the exonerations from Jack Hayes, Assessor’s office and for the County Clerks Fiduciary report. All minutes from the May 25 and special meetings along with the paying of bills were approved. The next meeting of the commission will be held at 9 a.m. June 22.