The Greenbrier County Commission has scheduled an auction required by code for the removal of timber on the sportsplex land located off of Harper Road during Tuesday’s commission meeting.
The auction will be at the park site at 903 Harper Road on Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. The bids will start at $15,000 to remove all standing timber contained within the clearing limits of 80 acres for the purpose of sale. The harvesting must be completed no later than June 15, 2018. Loggers interested in details regarding the requirements of bidders should contact county arts and recreation director Roy Grimes at 304-647-6689 extension 0.
The commission approved an additional 3.76 acre purchase for the sportsplex property at $3,000 per acre. Commission President Woody Hanna said the original purchase from the Boone family had a “dog-leg” bend at the western edge of the property, which, it turns out, is where the quadruplex will be situated, making a “tight” fit for their site plan. “It was an arbitrary bend in the property purchase map,” said Commissioner Mike McClung. “All we’re doing is straightening out a line.”
In other business:
- Greenbrier County Sheriff Bruce Sloan requested approval to hire a temporary fill-in employee for courthouse security. He recommended the county hire James Holcomb, a 30-year veteran of security services at The Greenbrier.
- Two new hires, Franklin Campbell and Trevor Snyder, for the 9-1-1 Center were also approved.
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management Deputy Director Paula Brown received approval and signatures from the commission to apply for a 2017 Emergency Management Performance grant in the amount of $80,821.
- The commission also signed a resolution for a justice assistance grant for $20,700 to benefit the multi-district drug task force.
- In support of economic well-being and development efforts in the county, the commission approved signing a resolution of consideration and designation of a local GVEC matching grant program with a lead economic development organization to encourage industrial development business efforts.
- Grant consultant Doug Hylton requested the commission sign a contract on behalf of the county historic landmarks commission’s bid for an Organ Cave property once owned by Senator Robert Boone to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.