County Okays 4H Improvements
At this week’s Wetzel County Commission meeting Abby Delaney of the WVU Extension Office provided an updated report of estimates for a new, larger ice machine to replace the broken one at the Mollohan Center on the 4-H grounds. After discussing different quotes and machine features on Tuesday, Jim Hensel of New Martinsville was the commission’s choice for the installation of a larger ice machine complete with water filtration at the cost of $4,021, paid for through the commission’s 4-H grounds budget.
Also, Delaney advised the commission that many utensils and other kitchen items have been taken from the Mollohan Center over the years and suggested purchasing new such items as well. The commission moved to allow Delaney to purchase new kitchen utensils in the amount of $787.72 plus the cost of shipping. Furthermore, the commission moved to take inventory before and after events held at the Mollohan Center and discussed locking such items away and allowing utensils to be checked out in the future to safeguard the equipment.
In other matters discussed on Tuesday, President Don Mason brought up an issue addressed to him by Paden City Mayor Bill Fox. There are supposedly 20-some stray, starving cats living in an abandoned building in Paden City and the residents have expressed concern with the overpopulation and disease hazard the stray cats could bring to the neighborhood. The commission agreed to have Bob Sellers talk to Mayor Fox about the proper steps to be taken. The commission further stated they would help by providing traps and a location to have the cats euthanized on the condition that the City of Paden City assumes the liability for the cats and perform the trapping.
Lastly, the commission moved to make a $150 contribution to the Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (NPWIB, Inc.) for a training workshop to be held the last weekend in October. The workshop is for local elected officials, board members, and youth council members. The contribution will come from the commission’s Professional Services budget.