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Tyler Commission Discusses Matters at Regular Meeting

By Staff | May 20, 2020

The Tyler County Commission met on May 12 for a regular meeting. All Commissioners were present. The meeting began with the approval of previous minutes, exonerations, and the fiduciary report.

The first item on the agenda was the approval of the contract in the amount of $15,000 for demolation, removal, and clean up of the Willey Property to begin on May 18. The work is to be completed by GH Services. The motion unanimously carried.

Commissioner Stender then asked about the Paden City Water Project. According to Stender, he was approached while campaigning in Paden City by a resident who was concerned about the water. Stender reported the Commission is not responsible for the water, as that falls under the City’s responsibilities.

The Commission approved the changes of the following meetings; May 26 to May 22, and June 9 to June 12.

Next on the agenda was the approval of support of $30,000 for the 2nd Judicial Circuit Treatment Court from Judge Hummell. “In my opinion, it is a necessary expenditure at this point,” reported Prosecuting Attorney Luke Furbee. The motion carried unanimously.

Following this, the Commission then discussed the approval of geothermal testing at the Courthouse and the new E-911 site.

The company doing the testing is ZDS Consulting Frame Drilling Company out of Elkins. “Basically they’re going to drill a hole in the ground a put a loop of pipe in it, and test to see what the productivity of the Earth is as far as thermal conductivity to see how many wells they would need per location to put in the geothermal heating and cooling system,” said Commissioner Smith. The total price for both tests, according to Stender, is $18,580.00. The motion was quickly carried.

The Courthouse is still taking steps to efficiently do business while keeping employees and citizens safe. Commissioner Mike Smith reported at this time, he feels it is unwise to open the Courthouse to the full extent. He reported they will be working to keep voters safe without inhibiting their right to vote.

The Commission then approved an estimate from Riggenbach Tile and Carpet to replace the flooring in the Tax Office.

Following the approval of the budget revisions, the meeting was adjourned.