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Commission buys programs

By Staff | Nov 10, 2010

The Tyler County Commission accepted the bid from Software Solutions for a new computer program and system for the Circuit Clerk’s office in the amount of $60,104.28 at the meeting held on Tuesday morning.

The complete program will be implemented at once and will be paid for over a five-year period with no interest.

Tyler County Sheriff Bob Kendle attended the meeting to give an update on the boat to be purchased and utilized for water rescues. Kendle stated that a grant in the amount of $50,000 was received to purchase the boat and Dominion has agreed to let them store it on their site at the end of Bens Run Road. He also informed the Commissioners that Dominion has agreed to construct a building to house the boat at no cost with security cameras installed.

“It is a really nice boat,” stated Kendle, “And it didn’t cost us a penny – it was all grant money.”

Sheriff Kendle said the boat will be launched at the Sistersville boat docks for the time being since there is no docking site where the boat will be housed.

Vice President John Stender’s reported that money was left over from the 4-H and Fairground grant project after the final drawdown. “It seems that between $15,000 to $20,000 is left over from a grant for improvements,” Stender stated. The money will be used to construct a new porch on the main building at the 4-H campground.

Stender also stated that they will wait until Spring to install the new water system and paint the main building.

“If we want people to to use it, we should make sure that it is a nice place for them to come to,” commented Stender.

The next meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 30 at the Courthouse.