The Clay County Commission met Wednesday, February 11 to discuss and vote on pending issues within the county. The meeting began with the familiar approval of minutes, bills, purchase orders and budget revisions. The group quickly moved onto the approval of several items related to estate appointment and settlement.
The group proceeded to address several employment issues next. Owen Frye was hired as a part-time, as needed, ambulance driver for the Clay Ambulance Service at the rate of $8.00 per hour. Dawn Casto and Holly Stewart will soon be heard across the air waves as the duo was hired, pending drug testing and background investigations, as part-time E911 dispatchers for the county. The Clay Ambulance Service lost two employees, as Joshua Adkins and Jeremy Roberts both resigned from their positions.
A Small Cities Block Grant contract was entered into between the WV Development Office and the Clay County Commission for the ongoing Pack Fork- Independence Road water project. Terry Mart, with the RIC, was on hand to give an update on the project. Martin projected that mapping strategy was currently being implemented and construction dates should be set in the near future. Once complete, 136 residents will gain access to city water.
The Commission adjourned after a brief discussion concerning community events. The next County Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 at 10:00 am.