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Commission Considers New Sheriff’s Vehicle

By Staff | Jul 22, 2015

At the July 14, 2015 meeting of the Tyler County Commission, the Sheriff’s Department presented the commissioners with an estimate for another vehicle.

Deputy Dean Pratt said the vehicle being considered is a Chevrolet Tahoe from Whitesides, in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Commissioner John Stender, asked if it had been put out for bid and questioned why they had not tried to buy through local dealers.

Commissioner Eric Vincent said the St. Clairsville dealer is a member of W.Va. bid. It was explained that certain dealers have been approved by the state in advance and if you go through them you don’t have to do the bidding process. Commissioners decided to get more information and clarify the bidding process to make sure it’s done properly. They told the sheriff’s department a decision would be made at the next meeting.

After hearing some concerns from County Attorney Luke Furze concerning a proposed contract for credit card services from WV Interactive, the commissioners put the contract on hold pending more information from the state.

Grants were approved for Tom Cooper, OEM Director, for $1,000 to provide training to Nicolas County and another for $4,400 to provide for instruction on canine recovery classes. Another grant for three tier training exercises was also approved.

The annual maintenance contract for the county hardware operating systems including the voting machines was approved. It is a service agreement that covers all systems.