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Commissioners OK Appointments

By Staff | Jun 17, 2015

Tyler County Commisioners met on Tuesday, June 9, at the Tyler County Court House.

Commissioner Charles Smith, presented the Commission with a letter of recommendation from Barbara Vincent of the Sistersville Community Service Organization for two new members to the Workforce Investment Board. Upon recommendation from Vincent and unanimous approval of the Commissioners, Eric Peters and Pat Walsh were appointed as new members to the Board.

Sheriff Bob Kendle brought up his need for another crusier for the Sheriff’s Department. Kendle said he has one that is in pretty bad shape and needs replaced. He said he would start looking for one and get back with the commission in October after the new budget has been approved.

Commision President Eric Vincent reported that Workforce Investment was inquiring about the County’s participation in their summer work program. After a brief discussion it was decided to draft a letter denying participation in the program due to the lack of available volunteer supervision from the county.

Smith also brought the commission up to date on the county looking into installing an elevator to make the court house more handicap accessible. He said he had spoken with an engineering firm Rep. who estimated the project to be around $1,000.000.00. He said it would envolve removing existing offices and eliminate needed space. He said he felt it may be best to look at all options including waiting on the annex of the current structure. The Commission took no action on the matter, other than to take it under consideration.

County Clerk Teresea Hamilton, presented the commissioners with a grant request from Tom Cooper (OEM) which would be used to pay for the flood plain study. It was noted the funds would be used for the scope and work, the bid was for $35,000 which is the amount of the grant. A company from Chantilly, Va. was approved for the work along with the grant.

Also approved were the Assessor’s report on exonerations and the County Clerk’s fiduciary report.