By Peggy Mackenzie
Greenbrier County Commission President Mike McClung announced at the Tuesday evening meeting that various county board appointments are due to expire on July 1. The commission is asking for willing members of the community to volunteer their time to serve on these boards.
Reading from a list from which the commission may or may not need fresh appointees this year, McClung said the Greenbrier County Airport Authority, with five members, requires a five-year term; the Arts and Recreation Committee has 11 members and requires a three-year term; both the Board of Health and the Board of Zoning Appeals have five members, while the Planning Commission, currently at 15 members, may need trimming; the Solid Waste Authority has five members and Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, which covers three counties (Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas), require three Greenbrier County members. McClung noted there is a vacancy on the Greenbrier County Public Service District No. 1, which is responsible for sewer service in the Lewisburg/Fairlea region. There was no indication of vacancies in Public Service District No. 2, which is responsible for water and sewer utility service in the western end of the county.
McClung asked that interested county residents send their resumes citing their qualifications to the county courthouse or call 304-647-6689 for more information.
In other business:
The commissioners approved the yearly contract with Mason & Barry for the full coverage security maintenance agreement of the courthouse for fiscal year 2015/2016 for a $21,500 annual fee.
They also signed a grant-matching application for a Waste Coal Producing Counties Grant amounting to $38,092, which will be used for infrastructure improvements to the courthouse parking lot. The lot has had long-standing drainage problems. This is a first step to improve and develop the courthouse grounds, McClung said.
Two other items on the agenda were tabled: 9-1-1 Director Al Whitaker was not present to request consideration to hire a part-time employee at the 9-1-1 Center, and the “Blue Ribbon” committee to review the animal control incident was not prepared at this time to present their report.