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Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

AGENDA FOR THE PENDLETON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018

  1. Call to order
  2. Minutes
  3. Maintenance Report
  4. Land & Water Conservation Fund Extension Letter - Larry Thomas
  5. Sign HAVA Grant & Resolution
  6. Adopt Medical Emergency Absentee Voting Policy
  7. Eugene Nicholas Estate - Appoint Sheriff
  8. Approve Sheriff's Commission
  9. Review Sheriff's Monthly Financial Statement for July 2018
  10. Fiduciary Appointments
  11. Estate Settlements
  12. Exonerations
  13. Approve Bills
  14. Adjourn

UNAPPROVED MINUTES FOR JULY 17, 2018 PENDLETON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING

AT A COUNTY COMMISSION CONTINUED AND HELD FOR PENDLETON COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, AT THE COURTHOUSE THEREOF, ON TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2018.

PRESENT: GENE McCONNELL, CARL HEVENER AND RANDY ROBERSON.

Minutes of the July 3, 2018 meeting of the County Commission were unanimously approved.

MAINTENANCE

*Courthouse steps and columns renovation is progressing. The front steps should be poured this week.*

*Probation Office will have some telephone work/repairs done.*

*Carpeting in the Commission Office is next office in line for replacement. Carl Hevener made motion, vote unanimous, to go ahead and get replaced.*

*Chuck King has indicated there are some issues with the entry doors into the squad bay at the Pendleton County Community Building (PCCB). Karen Pitsenbarger, County Administrator, will be checking into this.*

*Karen received an estimate on a replacement air conditioner for PCCB in the amount of $11,400. The unit is working fine now, will hold off on replacement.*

Laura Brown, Executive Director for Pendleton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) gave an overview and update of the CVB for 2017 and 2018 year-to-date.

Gene McConnell reported that a review of the state code 7-18-2c revealed that in September of 2007 when the Commission increased the Hotel/Motel tax from 3% to 6% they did so by entering an order instead of adopting an ordinance as required by 7-18-2c. However, a review of the process they used to effect the increase, indicated that they had taken the actions that were required to adopt an ordinance. When the Hotel/Motel tax was implemented in 1985, the statute 17-18-1c specified the tax to be imposed by order. The Commissioners agreed that the intent of the 2007 commission was clearly discernible and no further action was necessary.

On motion of Carl Hevener, vote unanimous, the Commission signed a Small Cities Budget Amendment, Drawdown and Resolution for the Seneca Rocks Water Project.

Securities pledged to the Pendleton County Commission by Pendleton Community Bank as of June 30, 2018 were reviewed and filed.

Elise White, County Clerk, reported that the Title III program has been extended until 2021. She also reported that the program has clarified and expanded the uses for the funds. The County Commission elected to use the Title III funds for search and rescue and other emergency services on National Forest Land.

THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS OF ADMINISTRATORS, EXECUTORS, ETC., DONE BY THE CLERK IN VACATION OF THE COMMISSION, WERE THIS DAY PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION, APPROVED AND CONFIRMED.

The probation of the Last Will and Testament of Charles M. Mitchell, deceased; Witnesses by affidavit, Tamara J. Smith and Louise Moore; The appointment of Violet M. Mitchell as Executrix of the Estate of Charles M. Mitchell, deceased; permitted to qualify without bond as per Last Will and Testament of deceased.

The probation of the Last Will and Testament of Barbara R. Puffenbarger, deceased; Witnesses to signature, Kevin Puffenberger and Carl D. Puffenbarger; The appointment of Ona L. Puffenbarger as Executor of the Estate of Barbara R. Puffenbarger, deceased; permitted to qualify without bond as per Last Will and Testament of deceased.

The probation of the Last Will and Testament of Hattie Hiner Lovegrove, deceased; Witnesses by affidavit, Clyde Smith, Jr., Greta Marie Dick and Karen S. McGrady; The appointment of George Edward Lovegrove II as Executor of the Estate of Hattie Hiner Lovegrove, deceased; permitted to qualify without bond as per Last Will and Testament of deceased.

The probation of the Last Will and Testament of Myrtle Catherine Moats, deceased; Witnesses by affidavit, George I. Sponaugle, II and Lorena B. Hoover; The appointment of Alma Grandison as Executrix of the Estate of Myrtle Catherine Moats, deceased; permitted to qualify without bond as per Last Will and Testament of deceased.

THE FOLLOWING SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS WERE THIS DAY PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION, APPROVED AND ORDERED RECORDED AND FILED:

Emily L. Church, Administratrix of the Estate of Melvin Ray Detty, deceased; Waiver of Final Settlement

Jane Beachler, Administratrix of the Estate of Dorothy Mae Bailey, deceased; Affidavit and Waiver of Final Settlement

Debra L. Arbaugh, Executrix of the Estate of Marie R. Rexrode, deceased; Affidavit and Waiver of Final Settlement

Bonnie J. Rexrode, Executrix of the Estate of Orville Lee Rexrode, deceased; Affidavit and Waiver of Final Settlement

William Henry Adamson, Executor of the Estate of Benjamin Lee Adamson, deceased; Waiver of Final Settlement

The Sheriff’s Monthly Financial Settlement for June 30, 2018 was recorded and filed.

On motion of Carl Hevener, vote was unanimous, the following applications for correction were approved: Morgan & Jessica Basagic, Franklin District, $77.00

ORDERED THAT COMMISSION DO ADJOURN UNTIL TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2018.

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PRESIDENT