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Wetzel County Commission Approves Flood Relief

By Staff | Jul 6, 2016

At its Tuesday, June 28 meeting, the Wetzel County Commission approved the expenditure of $6,992.86, in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Services, for flood relief items for the victims in southern West Virginia.

Additionally, it was noted that JC Mensore Distribution contributed $1,000 of the funds.

In another matter, the commission agreed to onate 5,000 dollars to the Red Cross for installment of smoke alarms and disaster education.

The commission also approved the appointment of Kelly Nelsen as its appointee to the Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority beginning July 1, 2016 and ending July 1, 2020. The commissioners also expressed gratitude to Eric R. Simms, Daniel Witschey, and Casey Corliss for sending in applications.

There was also a motion made to appoint Larry Tackett to the Northern Panhandle Workforce Investment Board’s executive committee.

In another matter, Rick Healy of Belomar spoke to the commission regarding the Hundred/Littleton Public Service District’s water line extension project. There was a revision in the easement schedule – it had been stated that 26 easements were needed to move forward, while only 19 easements were needed to authorize a bid.It was noted that PSD worked with engineers and homeowners to get the easements ready as soon as possible to stay within the project schedule. A monthly update letter is expected to be posted to update progress.

Additionally, there has been a change to the plans in the form of adding a pump station at the intersection of Routes 7 and 250.

The new plan would also add 3,000 feet of new pipe, adding four new customers. The commissioners agreed to sign the papers updating the project plan. With the changing of the plans, the project could potentially be delayed.