By Adam Pack
The Greenbrier County Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 8, at the courthouse.
Representatives of Thompson and Litton were present to discuss the ongoing process of bringing high-speed internet to Greenbrier County, especially in the west end and the Quinwood area.
After approving Greenbrier County’s entrance into West Virginia’s “Gigaready” program, the commission selected Gigabeam Inc. as the service provider for the project at their last meeting. Since then, the county met with Thompson and Litton to contract them as legal representation for the project. Representatives of Thompson and Litton discussed the initiative, and the commission voted unanimously to sign a retainer and memorandum of understanding.
In other business, the commission heard from Sheriff Bruce Sloan as he asked for approval to move forward with the hiring of a new Sheriff’s deputy. Sheriff Sloan reported that the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department was in the process of interviewing Herman Rodriguez, who is already a certified police officer. He will have to complete “prorated police procedures for our particular police service and practices,” according to Sloan. The commission approved the hire.
The Greenbrier County Commission will meet again on Mar. 22, and the public is encouraged to attend. Anyone wishing to speak during the meeting must sign in prior to the start of the meeting.