Tyler County Commissioners Approve Hires
The Tyler County Commission held a meeting Monday, Oct. 22 at the Tyler County Courthouse in the commission chambers. The commission unanimously approved the minutes of the Oct. 10 meeting, and the fiduciary report from County Clerk Neil A. Archer 11. Tabled until the next scheduled meeting were exonerations from Assessor Jackson Hayes.
Sheriff Brian Weigle asked the commission to approve the hiring of Gaven Renner as a new deputy. He said Renner would have to attend the academy but had already passed the tests with the sheriff’s department. Weigle was uncertain whether Renner would get accepted into the next class at the state police academy, because it may already be full. He stated everyone is hiring, so there could be a wait.
Sheriff Weigle also requested the purchase of a new fingerprinting machine to replace the one that has quit working. There have been two bids received for the machine at costs of $3,516 and $4,038. The commission tabled the item until the next meeting.
Commissioner David Kelly passed on to Sheriff Weigle a resident request for more patrols on Rt. 2 near the Pleasants County line. He said the complaint is large trucks are speeding in the area. Weigle told him he would try and step up patrols there as often as he can, but the department has been busy with truck traffic near and on Rt. 180 as well.
E-911 Director Josh Fulks requested permission to hire two new dispatchers. The request to hire Gavin Corley and Elizabeth Pavlisin was unanimously approved with Commissioner Kelly recusing himself from the vote because Corley is his grandson. It was noted that Pavlisin has three years experience as a dispatcher in Wetzel County.
County Clerk Archer, requested approval for the renewal of the ES&S 20-18/19 Maintenance Agreement; the agreement covers the election voting machines and software. The yearly cost of $9,250 was unanimously approved.
Eric Peters from the Tyler County Development Authority asked the commission to confirm the resolution for the Tyler County Development Authority as the sole authority for Tyler County. The commission unanimously approved the resolution. This allows Mr. Peters to apply to the WV Development for grants.
Commission President Eric Vincent opened the bid for a new generator for the sheriff’s department. The bid was from Erb Electric, at the cost of $49,500 for a 60KW Diesel, which is needed for the three phase electric system at the building. After a brief discussion concerning the price, the commissioners unanimously approved the purchase. Also approved unanimously was acceptance of a 1/2 acre lease agreement with Antero for $2,250 and a 19% royalty.
President Vincent read budget revisions, which were also unanimously approved.
The commission also commended Tyler Consolidated’s cross country team for qualifying for the state tournament for the first time ever. They also praised Tyler Consolidated’s volleyball team for winning the LKC championship, as well as the high school band for its recent win at competition.