January 3, 2012 with clarification

The agenda in PDF format.

See clarification regarding item #10, Marcellus Shale ballot issues, below.

January 3, 2012
Regular Session

8:30 a.m. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Commission 2012 Reorganization.
9:00 a.m. Discussion and/or Action – Exoneration Orders.
9:05 a.m. CC Lester, Leslie Cain and Emery Grimes Pocahontas County Board of Education – Discussion and/or Action-Pro Officer for Pocahontas County School System.
9:15 a.m. Elissa Taylor Pocahontas County Community Corrections – Discussion and/or Action-Update/Current Status of Pocahontas County Day Report Center.
9:30 a.m. Sam Gibson – Discussion and/or Action-Litter Control Issues Sharp’s Knob Road Near Slatyfork.
9:45 a.m. John Simmons East Fork Industrial Park – Discussion and/or Action-Continued Remediation.
10:00 a.m. Discussion and/or Action – Opening and Awarding of 2012 Gasoline Bid for all Courthouse Offices, etc.
10:15 a.m. Discussion and/or Action – Durbin Magistrate Office.
10:30 a.m. David Litsey - Discussion and/or Action-Request for Advice on Economic Safety Assimilative Capacity-Snowshoe Sewer.
10:45 a.m. Janet Hart 304-456-5315 – Discussion and/or Action-Lease/Use of Building Located in East Fork Industrial Park re: Possible Food Pantry/Clothing Distribution Center.

Lunch Break.

(The Following Agenda Items Will Be Discussed During Meeting But Have Not Been Allotted a Time)

  1. Approve Final Settlements and Orders.
  2. Approve Minutes, Bills, Improper Charges.
  3. Commission Mail Items/Concerns Requiring a Response.
  4. Discussion and/or Action – Assignment of Board of Review and Equalization Meetings for 2012.
  5. Pocahontas County Search and Rescue – Discussion and/or Action-Request for $5,000.00 Contribution.
  6. Pocahontas County 911 – Discussion and/or Action-Appointment of Shannon Boehmer and Helen Cark Three Year Terms Expiring June 30, 2014.
  7. Discussion and/or Action – Purchasing Card Credit Limit for Pocahontas County Commission Elected Officials and Employees.
  8. Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett – Discussion and/or Action-Approval of Pocahontas County Redistricting and Election Precinct Changes Resulting from 2010 Census.
  9. Pocahontas County Clerk Melissa Bennett – Discussion and/or Action-Adoption of Policy for Internal Revenue Taxable Employee Benefits.
  10. Discussion and/or Action – Marcellus Shale Drilling Ballot Issues. - [Note from David Fleming added 12/31: The agenda for the Tuesday January 3, 2012 Pocahontas County Commission meeting misleadingly lists "10. Discussion and/or Action – Marcellus Shale Drilling Ballot Issues." This item was added by Martin Saffer, despite commission majority decision to resume this discussion at a special evening meeting of Thursday January 5, 2012 beginning at 6:00PM, and not before then. I (David Fleming) will not support discussion or action of any kind on this matter on Tuesday, and I will only resume this matter on Thursday, January 5 beginning at 6:00PM. I have spoken with Jamie Walker about this confusing Tuesday agenda item, and he too has stated that he will not entertain anything on this matter until the Thursday January 5 meeting "at the earliest." We ran an ad in this week's Pocahontas Times (12/29) announcing the special Thursday January 5 meeting, that begins at 6:00PM, on Marcellus shale ballot issues. This ad will run again in next week's Pocahontas Times (1/5), which will actually circulate locally on Wednesday (1/4). The reason for scheduling the special meeting for Thursday evening of January 5 is so that more people could attend. The reason for running two ads in the Pocahontas Times is for getting the word out as much as possible. It is unfortunate that this has been contradicted by Mr. Saffer, and I apologize that this has caused much confusion and even mistrust. Rest assured that no majority discussion or action of any kind will take place regarding Marcellus shale on Tuesday January 3. Have a Happy New Year, and I hope you can attend at 6:00PM on Thursday January 5, 2012, at the Pocahontas County Courthouse and participate in the discussion of Marcellus shale ballot issues.]
  11. Discussion and/or Action – Pocahontas County Senior Programs-Greenbrier Valley United Way Letter of Intent of Pocahontas County Commission to Provide Financial Support.