|By Dianne Weaver|
The Calhoun Commission unanimously appointed Bob Weaver as President
during their meeting on January 8. Weaver, a Democrat, replaces
McCallister (Dem) for a period of one year.
"Despite some differences, we are hopeful the Commission can continue
with a spirit
of unity during some really difficult financial times," he said.
Weaver, a former hospital
program administrator and businessman, just completed two years of a
six year term.
A two-county joint economic venture with Wirt County is moving ahead
appointment of four Calhoun members to the Little Kanawha Area
Council. The Commission, attempting to bring a number of vested and
interests together, made the following appointments:
Dan McDonald of the Calhoun County Economic Development Authority;
of the Calhoun Recreational and Development Corporation, the holding
the former B. F. Goodrich site and other properties; Calhoun
President, Jim Morford and Businessman Danny Law of the Calhoun
Development Authority. The Commission President and the Mayor of
be ex-officio members.
The two-county development group has been formed to better access
to hire a full-time, professional economic development director. Funds
readily available for multi-county authorities.
The Commission discussed at length ideas for new grant applications
with some final
decisions to be made on February 5. (SEE story elsewhere on The
The Commission approved the appointment of Teresa Scott as a Clerk in
Clerk's office. As a convenience to the Calhoun County Library, County
Kirby will process the libraries payroll, helping reduce their
Donna Drake was hired as a part-time employee of Calhoun E-911. County
was authorized to negotiate the best deal for vending machines in the
using local providers if possible.
Dates have been set for the Board of Equalization and Review: February
1 (5-6 p.m.),
February 5 (5:30-6 p.m), February 8, also oil and gas review (5-6
p.m.), February 13 (5-6
p.m) and February 15 (5-6 p.m.).
Commissioners David Barr, Larry McCallister and Bob Weaver were
present. The next
official monthly meeting is 5 p.m. on February 5.