By Dianne Weaver|
The Calhoun Commission tenuously submitted their 2001-2002 budget last
based on expected revenues. The counties financial status continues in
with more mandates from the State of West Virginia, regional jail
health care costs and a stagnate tax base.
The Commission Monday night discussed the status of the newly created
Investment Board on the counties unemployed population and the pending
Discussion was held regarding possible "good news" about new jobs
A review was given on the creation of the Little Kanawha Area
Corporation, the joint venture between Wirt and Calhoun counties. A
passed making the new corporation the lead economic agency for
Calhoun, which is
expected to generate additional funding for economic development.
A report was given on the recent Little Kanawha Parkway meeting held
Parkway member Terry Benson has resigned and Grantsville resident Bob
been appointed to serve.
A change of scope for the use of a $16,000 grant by CRI was
Delayed work on the recreation trail at the Calhoun Park was
discussed. A report was
given that the contractor was moving equipment to the site and the
expected to be completed, contingent on weather, within a few
Ron Gordon, Calhoun Dog Warden, was advised he should receive a series
vaccine shots, since the county is on the edge of the rabies outbreak.
Commission approved to pay for the vaccine in case health insurance
There was discussion on the availability of loans for local businesses
Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Development Council.
A special meeting has been scheduled for April 17th at 5 p.m. to
The commission reviewed the budget, approved erroneous tax
bills, wills, settlements and orders.
Commissioners McCallister, Weaver and Barr present.