Commission approves requests


BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday, July 18. All Commissioners were present with exception of Terry Cutright. President Sam Nolte and Commissioner Kristie Tenney progressed through the agenda in his absence. 

The Commission approved and signed the fiscal year 2020 Prevention Resource Officer (PRO) grant application, agreement and West Virginia DJCS standard conditions and assurances in the amount of $28,000 for the PRO at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School. In other school related issues, the letter of support for the School Climate Transformation Grant application submitted by the Upshur County Board of Education was approved. If awarded, the students at Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School and Buckhannon-Upshur High School will benefit.

The Federal Aviation Administration Outlay Request Number 8 for $50,027 for Airport Improvement Program at the Upshur County Regional Airport was approved. This will be for the new terminal building at the airport. 

Terry N. Gould, Tennerton PSD Manager, requested the appointment of John Barnes to the Tennerton PSD Board, effective August 1, 2019. The commission approved the request; therefore, Barnes new term will expire on July 31, 2025.

Todd Payne requested reappointment to the Upshur County Farmland Protection Board as a “farmer representative”. Approval was granted by the Upshur County Commission and Mr. Payne’s term will expire on June 30, 2023.

Dustin Zickefoose, Upshur County Assessor, made a request for the temporary part-time employment of Amberly Fealy, to be effective July 22, 2019. Her employment will begin, pending background check results. Ms. Fealy will be paid $10 per hour utilizing the grant funds awarded by the WV Records Management and Preservation Board. Commission members approved the position for Ms. Fealy at the meeting.

TKS Contracting, Inc. Change Order number 2 in the amount of $7,500 for the Courthouse Dome Cleaning and Pigeon Spike Installation Project was approved. The revised contract amount is $63,620, making the final cost $12,000 less than the original projected amount. Commission President, Sam Nolte, stated, “TKS really did a great job, I have not noticed any pigeons since the installation.”

The County Commission also held a supervisor meeting and policy board meeting on July 18 in the afternoon. The next regular scheduled meeting for the commission will be July 25, at 9 a.m.

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