By Lyra Bordelon
The Greenbrier County Commission showed off a new panoramic view for its office in a streamed meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The brief meeting resulted in bid openings and the commissioners hope for a happy Thanksgiving.
“Happy Thanksgiving, whether you’re out in the woods or out and about,” said Commission President Lowell Rose. “COVID cases are [up] so you have to be careful of where you’re and who you’re around.”
“Thanks to all our emergency responders and frontliners,” said Commissioner Tammy Shifflett-Tincher.
Rose also noted that the Greenbrier County Health department was swarmed with work with contact tracing exposure to COVID-19.
In other business:
Bids to remove and destroy asbestos through a Hazard Mitigation Program grant were opened, ranging from a low $68,000 from Lynch Construction to $133,400 from Raze Incorporated. With Lynch appearing to be the low bidder, Rose noted the commission would further review the bids and make sure the projects are in order before finalizing a contractor.
BHM CPA Group was confirmed once again to do the county’s audit. As they had performed the audit previously, and three competitors declining to bid, the commission moved forward with the $27,000 contract, of which $2,000 goes to the state.
Although a vote to certify the general election was on the agenda, this was tabled due to ongoing certification in Wood County.
The commission approved $5,670 to ongoing inspection work for the Greenbrier County Sportsplex.