<h1>During a brief Greenbrier County Commission meeting Tuesday evening, the commissioners voted to approve a request from Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation President Andrew Hagy to join the West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone (WVHAZ). The commissioners were given a preliminary presentation for the proposal by WVHAZ President Robbie Baylor at the Feb. 13 meeting.<\/h1>\r\nWith the vote of approval, Greenbrier County will join nine other WV counties to promote the hardwood manufacturing and processing industries. Pocahontas County will follow suit, and likely Fayette County will also, Commissioner Woody Hanna said. The nine member counties are Barbour, Grant, Hardy, Lewis, Preston, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster.\r\n\r\nHanna said the county will pay a $3,000 annual fee for the WVHAZ membership for this year and next, and thereafter, the annual fee will drop to $500. \u201cThis is money well-spent,\u201d he said.\r\n\r\nIn other business:\r\n<ul>\r\n \t<li>Meredith Whited was approved for a part-time position in the Circuit Clerk\u2019s office.<\/li>\r\n \t<li>In the Public Comments period, Greenbrier County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) members Jack Tuckwiller and board President Blaine Phillips expressed concerns they had for what they called \u201cpoor communications\u201d between the county\u2019s planning commission and the BZA.<\/li>\r\n<\/ul>\r\nTuckwiller said, \u201cPrecedents are being set by spot zoning ordinances created by the planning commission, which he termed \u201cmanipulations.\u201d These rezoning interpretations are unclear, he said, creating issues and frustrations. \u201cI\u2019m just trying to get all my Ts crossed and Is dotted,\u201d Tuckwiller said.\r\n\r\nPhillips said that in the past, the board usually handled setback allowances and minor variances, but \u201cover the past couple of years, we\u2019re seeing more complex things come before us. Problems are arising that are cumbersome and vague.\u201d The BZA\u2019s job is to interpret the code. Communications with the planning commission would benefit both departments.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe BZA is a mess and has been for years,\u201d said Commissioner Lowell Rose, who sits on the Planning Commission. That body is currently working on cleaning up the county\u2019s comprehensive plan. he said. \u201cThe planning commission is now doing a total rewrite on the zoning ordinances.\u201d\r\n\r\nPresident Hanna suggested the BZA board attend the next planning meeting to keep the lines of communication open.