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Commission hears updates

By Staff | Sep 9, 2009

Rosemary Guida from the West Virginia WorkForce attended the Tyler County Commission meeting Tuesday to deliver a report on the Summer Youth Program that was held throughout the state.

Tyler County had 53 workers among the 302 workers throughout the state. An estimated $1.3 million was granted for the state-wide program. Guida stated she took a tour around the City of Sistersville and was shown all the work the group had completed. However, according to Guida, Tyler County didn’t have enough work sites for the number of workers they had this year.

The program employed youth between the ages of 14 to 24.

Steve Rawlings from BrickStreet Insurance also appeared in front of the commission on Tuesday. Rawlings proposed coverage on county owned property. This would include the volunteers of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the vehicles owned by the Sheriff’s Department, any equipment owned by the County Commission, structures at the fairgrounds and volunteers providing services with the emergency squad.

“I talked to a commissioner from Pleasants County and he said that he was very pleased with BrickStreet,” Vice President John Stender stated. Stender gave the motion to recommend BrickStreet over their existing insurance provider, Wells Fargo.

Commissioner Robert Wable gave an update on the Valley Grange building, reading a letter stating that the roof is on and the work has been completed. Commission President Pork Smith said it looks like a whole new building.

The next regular meeting is set for Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

For added convenience, the courthouse is extending their hours the first Thursday of every month from 8 a.m to 6 p.m.