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Commission Approves 4-H Rental Requests

By Staff | Mar 14, 2012

Abby Delaney, administrative assistant at the WVU Extension Office, met with the Wetzel County Commission on Feb. 28 regarding recent requests for use and rentals of the 4-H grounds.

Donald Taylor, band director at Valley High School, had approached the extension office about using the grounds and Mollohan Center free of charge to hold band camp July 23-27. Ideally, Taylor hoped the band students could stay in cabins, march on the field, and have their meals at the center. The commission approved VHS’s use of the grounds and the Mollohan Center to hold their band camp this summer.

Delaney also told commissioners several calls have been received by individuals interested in camping on the grounds for extended periods of time. After much discussion the commission asked the extension office to determine the number of sites available and rent those sites with the stipulation that all new campers must be off of the grounds by June 1 to allow for already scheduled summer camps and functions. Existing campers are scheduled to stay in their designated area until July 14.

In another matter, Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught presented grant materials to the commission regarding the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant application that was due later that week.

As a victim’s advocate, Terry Long takes on numerous tasks including keeping victims advised on the status of cases and preparing them for trial. He also testifies before the Grand Jury, attends all court hearings, calculates restitution, and investigates as needed. This grant cycle, Haught is requesting $18,568. Matching funds are calculated at $4,642, bringing total funds toward the program to $23,210.

The grant requires a signature by Commission President Don Mason as well as a resolution to send with the application. The commission agreed to give Mason permission to sign the application, resolution, and any other documents pertaining to the forwarding of the VOCA grant. The grant was due March 1 and takes effect July 1.