(09/11/2002)
The regional jail bill has been reduced to $33,596, a historic low in recent years, using several funding sources. The Commission voted to apply $20,000 to the account Monday night to an unpaid balance of $53,596.

Commission President Larry McCallister acknowledged the annual audit is currently being performed on the Calhoun Commission.

The Commission appointed a list of poll workers to election boards, among other routine election items.

The Commission passed a resolution in support of a Calhoun Humane Society, which will not receive taxpayer support. The Society will attempt to develop a system to take stray dogs off county roads by starting an adoption program.

After Doug McKenzie's company went bankrupt, McKenzie told local officials he would still help 911 complete addressing and mapping. His phone has been disconnected and he cannot be reached, reported 911 Director Barry Pitts. Pitts said he was unable to define the status of 911 addressing.

911 mapping and addressing remains a problem in many West Virginia counties, and the Commission directed a letter to state 911 officials asking for assistance.

The Commission approved an annual request by Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center to continue to provide transport service and provide mutual aid to Calhoun EMS when requested.

Connie Miller has been hired as a Deputy Clerk in Richard Kirby's office, after Kirby received over 20 applications.

An update on a hazard mitigation program for the county was given by the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council, and County Clerk Richard Kirby assumed the responsibility to manage it, at least temporarily.

The Commission appointed Sgt. Cooper of the West Virginia State Police to the LEPC board.

There was a discussion regarding maintenance problems at Wayne Underwood Field, and the Commission decided to purchase a another mower for use next year and agreed to purchase paint for the snack bar.

President Larry McCallister expressed the Commission's appreciation to parents and volunteers who have been doing work to the area. He said the Commission will continue to seek help to maintain and improve the area. Scheduling for use of the field can be made with Park Board member Cheryl Mccallister at 354-6894.

Dog Warden Ron Gordon is expected to present a written report regarding priorities he will be using in responding to dog calls, since funds are limited.

Information sheets regarding local grants were approved for Arnoldsburg VFD $5,000, Calhoun Commission $40,000, Upper West Fork VFD $5,000, Upper West Fork Park $7,000, plus $10,000.

Other actions involved grants, contracts, applications and resolutions.

Covered, erroneous tax assessments, review of Budget Control Report, Sheriff's Financial Report, bonds, bills, wills, settlements and orders.


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