The Doddridge County Commission met on March 16, 2021 in the Offices of the County Commission. Social distancing and mask guidelines were followed.
Shawn Glaspell, President called the meeting to order after holding a moment of silence and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Means was absent for this meeting.
During Public Comment Zona Hutson requested that David King, (COW) be sent to the Extension Office building to check the windows which appear to be leaking. King was in attendance at the meeting and the Commissioners agreed for him to check their windows the following day.
At this point, Glaspell asked Hutson how the bacon sales went, noting that he had had a Commission meeting and couldn’t attend it. Hutson indicated that it went well.
Sharon Kesselring from the now named Ohio Valley Red Cross, after discussing their COVID response, gave a report of the Red Cross activities in the county noting: the need for more blood; that the Red Cross had responded to three disasters, with 11 people served, in the County; assisted in 4 searches; 21 Units of Blood; 43 CPR Volunteers; 2 regular volunteers.
Her report ended with a request for a donation, the same amount as last year, in the amount of $2,500.
The Commissioners then voted 2-0 to reclassify the Security Guards to Deputies, so they may be used if needed by the Sheriff.
George Eidel had submitted a funding request for Project Lifesaver. He was not in attendance and the Commissioners tabled this request until the next meeting.
Under COVID policies, Michelle Britton requested to re-open her office once all of the staff has been vaccinated for COVID and waits for fourteen days. The Commissioners decided to hold off on making changes until their April 6th meeting.
In the absence of George Eidel, the Commissioners were presented with the two Floodplain Permit notices numbers 210590 (Norma Bowyers) and # 21-591 (Antero Resources).
A DCAA representative was not present to give their report.
David King, (COW) indicated there were 10 to 12 bidders at the Annex pre-bid meeting.
There was one exoneration approved in the amount of $22.88 and one Budget Revision in the amount of $30,000 from the County Commissioner’s Budget to Statewide Computer System.