Eads has served as Mason County’s representative on the council for several years, and will now go on to serve another three year term. The Great Kanawha RC&D serves Mason, Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Putnam and Wayne Counties. For more information on the RC&D, e-mail GreatKanawhaRCD@yahoo.com.
In other business:
• Shawn Tucker of Chapman Technical Group updated commissioners on the status of the Mason County Airports. According to Tucker, primarily due to inclement weather, the upgrades were unable to be finished during the contracted time. The contractor’s contract officially expired on Jan. 21. Tucker estimated that there is still about a week’s worth of work left to finish on the airport upgrades. Commissioners did not take formal action on whether or not to renew the contract. Tucker also presented two drawdowns for the project, which were unanimously approved by the commission.
• Commissioners unanimously approved the employment of Michael Roach for a part-time position in the assessor’s office.
• County Clerk Diana Cromley announced that a new policy has been adopted regarding emergency absentee voting procedures. According to Cromley, the new policy will allow Mason County residents who are in hospitals within a 35 mile radius of Mason County to vote. The new policy will go into effect for the upcoming special primary and general elections for governor.
• Commissioner Miles Epling announced that the West Virginia Parkways Authority meeting, regarding U.S. 35, has been postponed for Friday, Feb. 18 in Charleston.
The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24.