AC approved for courthouse
County Commissioners approved several requests during their regular meeting held on April 14.
An all inclusive quote from air conditioning from Miller Heating and Cooling for a Lennox five-ton unit for the courtroom and a Lennox four-ton unit for the Circuit Clerk and Judge Bob Hicks’ office was approved. The cost approved for both units was $15,500.
Katy Wells, from Middlebourne Emergency Medical Services, requested from the commissioners, a chair stair lift for the EMS. Commissioners agreed to allow for a purchase from Stryker, with EMS levy funds.
David Barrick, requested approval to hold the National Day of Prayer on the courthouse lawn at noon on May 7. Commissioners approved the request and signed a proclamation recognizing May 7 as the National Day of Prayer in Tyler County.
Commissioners also approved a request from American Legion Unit 67 to sponsor three girls to Girls State at a cost of $200 each. The commission agreed to a total of $600 to be written from the current year budget.
Tom Cooper, Office of Emergency Management (OEM) director, was approved for two radios for the mobile command center at a cost of $1,200.
A grant in the amount of $18,000 to be used for the OEM was also approved. Teresea Hamilton, county clerk, presented the request in the absence of Cooper.
Commissioners approved the budget revisions pending the state auditor’s approval. Commissioner Stender stated the work should start this week on the 4-H heating system. Commissioner Eric Vincent said he has a note from Sistersville General Hospital offering their assistance to the Middlebourne EMS, if needed.
He added the commission is still looking into a place for evidence storage, including the garage at the Maupin House owned by the county. It was noted the commission needs to look into a vicious dog ordinance.
Assessor Jackson Hayes presented the exonerations and Hamilton presented the fiduciary report.
Both were approved, along with the payment of bills.
The next meeting of the commission will be held on April 28, at the commission office in the county courthouse.