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County denied courthouse improvement grant

By Staff | Nov 21, 2012

The Tyler County Commission learned at a recent meeting that funds were again denied for courtroom renovation. (Photo by Alex King)

MIDDLEBOURNE – The Tyler County Commission certified results from the general election during its Nov. 15 meeting, confirming the results reported in election night.

The process involved counting ballots from every precinct and checking them against registration lists to determine the number of tags as compared to voters. Canvassing determined that almost 54 percent of those registered in Tyler County voted.

In other news, the commission had applied for a grant from the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority in order to receive funds to work on their courtroom upstairs, but the application was denied for the fourth time.

The commission also covered routine business, such as taxes and budget revisions.

“Most of our budget revisions involved us receiving money from FEMA to reimburse us for damage done by the summer storms,” said Commission President Charles “Pork” Smith. The reimbursements will be directed to the Office of Emergency Management.

Tom Cooper, Director of OEM, also received permission to sell the department’s used Jeep through closed bids.

The commission also met that afternoon to discuss eminent domain of the Bens Run property.

The commission’s next meeting will take place on Nov. 27 at 9 a.m.