Commissioners discuss regional meeting


By Erin Perkins - eperkins@aimmediamidwest.com



POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commission recently met discussing the happenings at a regional county commission meeting.

Commissioner Rick Handley attended the meeting and shared with fellow commissioners the main topics of discussion between all regional commissioners concerned the issue with jail bills as well as a proposed deal with the legislature that, instead of county officials seeking out approval from the legislature for raises from within their sector, the county officials could give raises to their employees every two, three, or four years should the county budget allow for it.

In other business, the canvas for the 2018 mid-term election was complete as of Tuesday morning.

The commission authorized Commission President Tracy Doolittle to sign a right away agreement in order to relocate an AEP power line adjacent to the Mason County 4-H camp, so the risk of power loss will lessen.

The commission approved for County Administrator John Gerlach to become part-time as county administrator, available on an as needed basis, for 2019.

Handley, on behalf of himself and commissioners Doolittle and Sam Nibert, gave special recognition to the veterans.

“We try to tell our veterans how much appreciation we show towards our veterans…we appreciate everyone’s service, those who are Mason County citizens and what they’ve done in the past,” said Handley.

By Erin Perkins

eperkins@aimmediamidwest.com

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.

Erin Perkins is a staff writer for Ohio Valley Publishing. Reach her at (304) 675-1333, extension 1992.