Kelly Is Honored By Commission
Because of his new position as a delegate at the West Virginia legislature, David Kelly attended his final commission meeting, as Tyler County commissioner, on Dec. 21. With the knowledge of his final meeting, fellow commissioners and courthouse staff secretly planned and executed a farewell party for him after the Dec. 21 meeting.
After being presented a gift, Kelly was thanked for his dedication of service and for his years of friendship. Staff then wished him well in all of his future endeavors.
While taking public comments during the meeting, Sheriff Brian Weigle also expressed his gratitude to Kelly, and reminded him that Tyler County will always be ready to help if needed.
It was during this Dec. 21 meeting that many other topics were covered.
The first order of business was for commissioners to vote on the approval of minutes for the Dec. 11 meeting and for the November 2018 General Election Canvass.
The motion for both was carried.
The motion to approve the fiduciary report from the Tyler County Clerk was also carried.
In discussing a contract with MonPower, Commissioner John Stender made a move to put a hold on the deal the commission received furthered information.
Commissioner Eric Vincent reported that an informal agreement had been made with Paden City Development Authority regarding a rental for January, subject to receiving formal bids for the roof repair. The motion to accept this was quickly passed. Vincent also said that there was no further information on WYK masonry project and made a move to table the discussion until the next meeting. All the commissioners were in agreement, and the motion was carried.
In other business, approval for reappointing Linda Henriksen to the Tyler County Civil Service and Commission Board was needed. In addition, approval for appointing Barbara Vincent, Ronald George, James McMullen, Linda Leasure, and Ack Morgan to both the Tyler County Planning Commission and Tyler County Development Authority were also needed. Although Vincent had to step out of the room due to a conflict of interest, the motion for both was eventually carried. Kelly also presented dates for the 2019 Board of Equalization and Review. Five dates were discussed and all approved.
A contract with Global Science and Technology was up for renewal with the company wanting to raise the price to $1,295 a month. The courthouse has had a contract with this company for over 20 years, and this is reportedly the first time they had to raise the prices. It was said that this contract saves them about $1,000 a month, which the commissioners saw as a clear asset. With this knowledge, the renewal was approved and the motion carried.
The next order of business came from Luke Peters, a representative of the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council (MOVRC). Approval was needed on the second estimate of the Rt. 18 South Water Project. The total estimate came to $53,409.12, and the motion to approve was carried. There was also a budget amendment on this same project, which was voted on and passed. The Broadband Grant Project needed approval for their request of obtaining $23,00 of the $29,000 in their contract. The motion on this was also carried.
After approval of the bills, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 a.m. The next commission meeting will take place on Jan. 8 at 9 a.m.