<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/The-Law.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6293" alt="The-Law" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2014\/08\/The-Law-300x225.jpg" width="300" height="225" \/><\/a>\r\n\r\nThe long-standing civil action between the Greenbrier County Commission and the New River College \u201cis not about a pool anymore,\u201d said Commissioner Mike McClung, \u201cIt\u2019s about a million dollars.\u201d\r\n\r\nAt the commission meeting held last Wednesday evening, McClung said the commission had asked the court to return the bed tax funds to the county, and \u201cthere\u2019s no reason that that should not happen.\u201d At the hearing held earlier that day Judge H.L Kirkpatrick of the Raleigh County Circuit Court had stated she would soon issue a ruling on the contentious issue. \u201cWe wanted the ruling today,\u201d McClung said, adding that the arguments presented at the hearing gave him \u201ca pretty good\u201d sense that Greenbrier County would soon be in receipt of the funds. \u201cHopefully this will be resolved soon,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nIn other business:\r\n\r\n\u2022 American Electric Power (AEP) representative James Blankenship received permission from the commission to conduct a survey and appraisal of county-owned property where AEP will be rebuilding and upgrading aged transmission lines from 69 kV to 138 kV.\u00a0 The purpose of the survey, he said, is to determine how much land will be affected by the upgrade of the power line which runs from Brackens Creek in Fayette County to the McClung substation in Leslie, just southwest of Quinwood.\r\n\r\nBlankenship said AEP came to realize, following the power-outages from two 2012 weather events -- the super derecho and Hurricane Sandy -- the entire state needs more power coverage and protection. He said environmental regulations are becoming more stringent and as a result, the electric power needs upgrading in order to travel further distances.\r\n\r\n\u2022 Attorney Richard Ford, representing 15 of 19 property owners along the unpaved Bailey Road, asked the commission to approve their request to establish a Maintenance Association which would give them authority to make an agreement with the developer to deed the road to the Association. As owners of their roadway, he said, the Association would then be responsible for the upkeep of the gravel road. Residents gave testimony stating the roadway was hazardous making travel for fire and emergency services risky. Even realtors have trouble selling homes there owing to the rough road conditions. \u201cThis is not a homeowners association,\u201d said one of the property owners, Matt Ewing, but \u201cit will increase the value of the homes.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u2022 Day Report Center director Laura Legg was awarded $243,995 from the WV Community Corrections Grant to fund another year\u2019s operation.\r\n\r\n\u2022 The commission signed contracts on four Community Participation Grants: Ronceverte Community & Recreation Center - $5,000; Greenbrier County energy Express - $3,000; Greenbrier County 4-H Leader\u2019s Association - $7,000; and Greenbrier County 4-H Program - $5,000.\r\n\r\n\u2022 A grant contract and resolution for $25,000 was approved for the JAG grant, the multi-jurisdictional drug and violent crime task force.\r\n\r\n\u2022 A public hearing for the Greenbrier County\u2019s new comprehensive plan is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse. It will be followed by the next commission meeting at 7 p.m.