County approves new hires

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Sheriff David Coffman requested the employment of two new officers for the county. Cole William Bender and Hunter Ryan Fletcher will begin employment on October 13 for the Sheriff’s Department. Both officers will have to complete training at the West Virginia State Police Academy within the current fiscal year to receive the full rate of pay. 

Some other new changes will also take place in the Upshur County Emergency Communications Center when three new full-time employees take over the reigns as telecommunicators on October 6. Yvette Squires, Amanda Atchison and Paris Wilson will join the team as the first line of response for the county’s emergency calls. 

The timber project has been tabled once again by the County Commission. Delmas Woody has been researching and plotting out portions of the property lines on the Oscar Sayre Road for future logging and sales for the county. The Commissioners tabled the matter for a short time while surveying will ensue for the northwest corner to ascertain the boundary lines. Nate Kennedy will resume work starting tomorrow. Unlike the Upshur County Youth Camp, the county’s property on the Oscar Sayre Road has several species of wood that are bringing a good profit at this time. “Poplar, maple, chestnut and white oak will predominantly be the species taken from the property, and those four species are doing very, very well,” according to Nate Kennedy. This topic has been in discussion for the last couple of years, but was in wait due to the Youth Camp sale that has since been tabled.

For progress on the logging and property lines on Oscar Sayre Road, follow The Record Delta. The next meeting of the Upshur County Commission will be held October 10 at 9 a.m.


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