(02/13/2002)
A long-time project E-911 addressing is moving ahead, with the Calhoun Commission approving mapping and road changes Monday evening. E-911 Director Barry Pitts said residents who have a Grantsville address will soon receive a letter regarding address changes, and other areas of the county will follow.

The current E-911 maps and road names are available for inspection in the County Clerk's office. Pitts said residents who receive their address change letter have a right to appeal road names.

The commission, whose primary function is to keep the county in the black, has set special budget meetings for March, including March 4, March 12 and March 19.

The commission approved a resolution and agreement for $515,000 from a Small Cities Block Grant Monday night for the long-coming Back Fork and Yellow Creek Water extension, plus the adoption of policies relating to its development. The project is expected to be let for bid sometime this year, and will be processed by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council.

A number of grant applications have been submitted for various projects in the county, from improvements at the county park to the installation of mandated computer systems at the court house.

President Larry McCallister said Budget Digest money may be short this year, since Governor Bob Wise took $200 million from the fund for teacher pay raises. A grant application has been made for an amphitheater at the county park for public gatherings and community entertainment.

The commission approved the remodeling of the current magistrate courtroom for use by the Family Judge at a cost of $5000.

A $4,850 invoice from McKenzie Engineering, which had been in contention, was approved.

The commission recommended Ed Eisley as a county coordinator for West Virginia Watch, a homeland security program and Patty Wilmoth was appointed to the EMS board for Lee District, replacing Sheri Price.

Luke Peters of the MOVRC will be processing a new court security grant for the county courthouse.

A new absentee voting policy was adopted, in addition to designating the number and types of election boards for the precincts.

The commission went into an executive session to discuss personnel issues, with no action taken.


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