To open the county commission meeting, on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Next, Arlene Tucker made a motion to approve the bills and purchase orders as presented. Then, Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to approve the budget revisions for the offices of the County Clerk, the Sheriff-Treasurer and the Sheriff-Law Enforcement. Commissioner Tucker made a motion to approve a refund of Erroneous Assessment for Jerry L. Duke.
Estate business followed on the agenda and contained several motions. Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to approve a “Request of Waiver of Final Settlement” for the estates of Clarence Falls, Charles Anderson Knotts, Darrell E. Adkins and Teddy McClain, deceased. Arlene Tucker made a motion to confirm probating the Last Will and Testament of Carolyn Faye Adkins Drake, deceased, and the appointment of Ronnie Allen Drake, Executor. Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to confirm probating the Last Will and Testament of Delbert W. Murphy and the appointment of Dallas L. Murphy, Executor.
A motion was made to approve Resolution No. 5 authorizing payment of invoices relating to design, construction and other services for the Pack Fork and Independence Road water line extension project. Terry Martin, of the Regional Intergovernmental Council was in attendance to give an update on the project. The design for this part of the project totaled $4,850. The original construction plan is 90% complete. The final construction plan is in order. Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2015. There is a public meeting at the Lizemores Methodist Church in Lizemores, West Virginia to discuss the project on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend.
Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to approve a resolution authorizing the submission of an ARC Grant Application for additional funds for the Pack Fork and Independence Water Line Extension project. The county commission has received a grant for $1.5 million and they are asking for an additional $760,000 in grant funds.
Arlene Tucker moved to approve a request for the Clay County Business Development Authority to remove Lee Ramsey, Damon Grose and Kelly Tinney as Board Members due to non-attendance. The Clay County Business Development Authority must have a minimum of 14 Board members to meet the board requirements and they have replacements in order, which will be approved at a later date.
Arlene Tucker made a motion to give Cynthia Duffield a $1.00 per hour raise for additional duties as Tact Officer for Clay E911 Communications Center effective March 11, 2015. Denise Holcomb, the E911 Director, suggested the amount of the raise to be $.50 per hour. Denise stated that there were other employees that were qualified to do the same job who were not also receiving raises. Arlene Tucker and Jerry Linkinoggor agreed to the $.50 per hour raise and Greg Fitzwater declined because of a previous agreement to the $1.00 per hour raise. The motion was approved for the $.50 per hour raise for Cynthia Duffield.
Jerry Linkinoggor made a motion to continue until March 17, 2015 at 10:00am for the 2015-2016 budget hearings. Before the meeting adjourned, as always, a list of invoices and purchase orders are available for public inspection.