Taylor County Commission holds busy meeting Tuesday evening


TAYLOR COUNTY—The August 6 evening meeting of the Taylor County Commission started with an update from Taylor County Assessor Christa Kinsey on the Greylock Case hearing. 

Kinsey said that the attorney for all five counties, including Taylor, has suggested that they employ a hearing examiner. The five counties will split the cost of the hearing examiner if all commissioners are in agreeance. 

The Commissioners passed a motion to go in on the hearing examiner with the other four counties.

Patty Ryan and Damon Waters, from Your Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia, Inc. (YCF), spoke to the Commissioners next, asking them to sign a proclamation naming Saturday, August 17 National Non-profit Day to recognize the non-profits that have received grant funding from YCF.

“We accept gifts from donors in the community and we invest that money into permanent funds and we only spend the earnings from those funds. Those are spent in the forms of grants, or scholarships to benefit the community. We have a Taylor county fund that benefits Taylor county solely for grant making for non-profits,” explained Ryan.

After Commissioner Tony Veltri read it out loud Taylor County Commission President Orville Wright signed the proclamation.

The six non-profits named in the proclamation are Girls on the Run of North Central West Virginia, Libera Inc., Mountain Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center, Taylor County Collaborative Family Resource Network and The Homestead Farm Center.

Patricia Henderson then read bids from different companies for the Bank Renovation Project courtyard painting.

The Commissioners settled on the bid of $37,050 from Hammer Construction from Taylor County, this bid price includes pressure washing, scraping, paint with a base coat, a primer and a final coat.

Mike Kochka was on hand to let the Commissioners know that he has looked into all concerns brought on by the Riverside Drive water extraction process.

Kochka said that the company had met all guidelines put in place and that they are in complete compliance. He said that since gas prices have dropped, they have pulled the pumps but that can change at any time.

The commissioners then approved spending $2,600 to repair the sidewalk in front of the bank, R&R Services will handle the repair. 

The meeting ended with Sheriff Terry Austin coming in to discuss staffing. He reported that he has had a staff member from security resign and a new hire coming in to fill the position. 

The next meeting of the Taylor County Commission will be held on August 20, at 10:00 a.m., in the Taylor County Courthouse.

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