New hire for 911 Center and Quinwood’s broadband project inches forward

By Peggy Mackenzie

The Greenbrier County Commission approved six agenda items during the Tuesday morning meeting, including hiring a vetted employee for the 911 Center. Executive Director Mike Honaker said Adrianna Hatfield already met the county’s employment criteria during a previous spate of interviews, and because of her skill set was kept on the short list when this existing vacancy showed up. Honaker’s recommendation for Hatfield was approved.

Region #4 Planning and Development Executive Director John Tuggle presented the commission with a request to sign several procurement documents and evidentiary materials pertaining to the ongoing Greenbrier County Broadband Project in the Quinwood area. The documents, together with a Letter of Understanding, were issued to ensure the GCC’s participation and compliance to keep the grant funding process moving along.

Tuggle said the next step for the Quinwood project will be to establish a broadband provider, and that two West Virginia high-speed providers have indicated interest in the project. The commission also approved a Region #4 standard agreement of $39,445 to administer the project documents.

In other county business:

  • Two grant agreements and resolutions were also approved. The first, a Community Corrections Grant at $260,000. The next, a Treatment Supervision Grant amounting to $83,500 for the Day Report Center.
  • The White Sulphur Springs Access Road Project, Resolution #5 for $16,226 was approved for Lynch Construction.
  • Cindy Alley, County Fiduciary Supervisor, presented an Order requiring the county’s assistance in appropriating estate property in the Estate of Norman Roy Moody.
  • Without the architects or the building commission representatives on hand to make the presentation, a discussion for the funding and design of the courthouse annex was set aside.