Last updated: January 16. 2014 8:39PM - 774 Views
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POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commission appointed members to the Board of Directors for the Mason County Ambulance Service Authority at the commission’s meeting on Thursday.

Appointed were: from the Mason County Commission, Rick Handley; from Pleasant Valley Hospital, Kevin Durst; Medical Representative, Dr. Michael Corbin; Public Representatives, Beverly Knapp (Northern Mason County), Gary Payne (Southern Mason County), Ruth Dunham (Eastern Mason County), Elaine Hunt (Central Mason County); At Large Representatives, Beverly Ridenour and Phyllis Arthur.

Commissioners approved the fourth change order for the hardware building renovation as presented by County Administrator John Gerlach. The change order is for a fire damper and exhaust system for the third floor apartment required by the office of West Virginia State Fire Marshal. The change order is for $1,130.56. The county can rent the apartment for income.

Gerlach said a progress meeting on the renovation was held this week with Jan. 31 remaining as the substantial completion date - a “walk through” will be scheduled at this time to develop a punch list of items that remain to be completed by the March deadline. Gerlach said interior work on the elevator will start next week and the installation of flooring and ceilings tiles are all progressing well. Also, the sheriff and chief deputy were on site for the meeting to determine the types of locks and how many keys will be needed for the building.

Gerlach then presented the commission with a report from the county’s recent use of the Wide Area Rapid Notification (WARN) system which was used to notify courthouse employees of a one-hour delay during recent inclement weather. The report states 90 percent of those on the call list were reached. All employees are urged to give their phone numbers to the county to be a part of the WARN system in case delays or emergencies.

Commissioner Miles Epling was reappointed as the commission’s representative on the Mid Ohio Valley Investment Board.

Epling also stated, as a long-time member of the Moose Lodge and a member of the community, he was sad to see it go as well as Panchos Restaurant. Commissioners Handley and Tracy Doolittle echoed Epling’s sentiment.

Present at the meeting were Epling, Handley, Doolittle, Gerlach and County Clerk Diana Cromley.

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