Calhoun county commission met Monday at 2 p.m. in the
courthouse little courtroom.
Fred Rader of Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council reported
that he is awaiting approval to advertise for bids for the Sand
Ridge/Rt. 16 South Water Extension Project, which could be under
construction by October.
Rader submitted a draw down from the Small Cities Block
Grant for $7,390.11 for administrative expenses for MOVRC. The
resolution was approved.
The budget control report for the period ending Apr. 30
was reviewed. Revisions from the county clerk, circuit clerk, assessor,
sheriff and magistrates were approved. A two-year audit is in progress.
Funding of $13,900 is needed for state computer systems, salaries,
capital outlay, and contracted services.
Gary Buchanan gave the 911 report. A request for Erica
Toney to be hired as part-time 911 dispatch was approved.
Addressing and mapping was finished by the Mar. 31
deadline. The remaining funds in that account are in escrow for later
Kathy Woods reported that seven homes were severely
damaged during last week’s flooding. She is working with Karen Settles,
liaison for volunteer services, to get help for those affected.
Dumpsters’ cost of $1,600 will come from OES funds.
Woods said that Marlin Zwoll of the Dept. of Environmental Protection
will meet with her regarding the overflow of the dumpsters. Derek
Wright, Arnoldsburg Fire Dept. member, is to assist in this, with help
of machinery from Houchin Construction.
Woods suggested that the county needs to stockpile
cleaning supplies for future use, since main roads out of the county are
sometimes blocked by water at critical times.
Job description for combined OES/911 director was
approved and will be posted July 1 with a salary of $25,000 and
County clerk Richard Kirby reported that he has had
problems with getting someone to be estate fiduciary commissioner.
Commissioners approved Richard Frum of Roane to take over the task.
The Public Employees Insurance Agency crisis was
discussed. There is a $50,000 liability for future retirees.
An agreement with Windjammer Communications Cable
Service was approved.
The commission approved the formation of a local
organization of emergency services council, as required by West Virginia
It was reported that stimulus funds are available in an
Energy Efficiency Improvements Grant that the county may apply for. It
is a 100% grant to be used for heating, air conditioning, or lighting.
Only municipal buildings may apply. There is a distribution of $700,000
Diane Ludwig reported that there is a pick up in loan
inquiries for expansion activity. She is working with the Corps of
Engineers on the industrial park.
Dave Roberts spoke for a delegation from Wirt County
911. He said that there are addressing problems with Munday, Freed,
Richardsonville and Little Creek roads.
Gary Buchanan said that he was only aware of the Freed
Road problem and had sent that to the state addressing and mapping
board. He is awaiting their answer. Some numbers from each county are
The county commission will meet Monday, June 15, at 9