COMMISSION MOVES GRANTS AHEAD - Disappointing News On Courthouse Elevator

The Calhoun Commission approved draw-downs on grants that are financing the Back Fork-Yellow Creek water project and processed matching grant money for a walking trail at Wayne Underwood Field.

The Commission is applying for a Courthouse Facilities Improvement Grant for heating and cooling for the courthouse and the jail annex.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council is applying for a security grant to provide outside lighting around the courthouse.

The Commission will be processing a Budget Digest grant for the Mt. Zion Community Park.

The Commission was advised that a Small Cities Block Grant for an elevator has been rejected. A grant to start a water line extension through Millstone, Sand Ridge and up Rt. 16 to the Clay County line was not approved this year.

A letter of support was given to name Route 16 north of Grantsville to the Ritchie County line as "Sheriff Park Richards Memorial Highway.

The Commission gave a letter of support to Chloe resident Will Goodavage to work on a grant that would help senior citizens and locally hired workers to complete needed projects. Goodavage says the grant, which would help Calhoun, Gilmer and Braxton, will be submitted to the Benedum Foundation.

A report was given regarding progress on the new E-911 Center at Mt. Zion.

A report was given on current meetings regarding the County Employee Handbook.

Official members were approved to the Wood Festival Committee, Jackie Blankenship, Nikki Boatright, Angie Hersman, Crystal Kendall, Debbie King, Jennifer Nichols, Kristin Jones, John Oshoway, Sue Oshoway, Sharon Pitts, Judy Powell and Paige Toney.

Carl Ballengee was appointed to the LEPC.

Sally Goodavage and Karen Saum were appointed to the Minnora Center committee.

Diane Ludwig gave a report on the LK Area Development Corporation.