Decisions made at county commission meeting


By Courtney Pigman - [email protected]



Kyle Lovern/WDN The Mingo County Commission heard several requests for financial assistance at its first regular monthly meeting of August on Wednesday morning.


WILLIAMSON – Mingo County Commission made several decisions at Wednesday’s commission meeting.

Williamson County Commission approved the Jeanette Boyd Park request for financial assistance. The money will be used to pay the park’s insurance costs.

Also approved were financial assistance requests for area sport leagues. “The kids are a top priority,” County Commissioner, Greg “Hootie” Smith said. Upon presentation of required paperwork, Tug Valley Midget League Football will receive $600 to help purchase new helmets and shoulder pads. Williamson Football League was also approved for $600 in financial assistance.

The Fire Chief Association’s request for financial assistance in the amount of $2,500 was approved. The money will be used to fund the annual fire school. County Commissioner Diann Hannah said, “We are obligated to keep them trained.”

An agreement with the Department of Highways was approved to repair the road at Curry Branch. “There are a lot of people that live up that hollow,” Hannah said. The repairs will not exceed the amount of $3,500.

An agreement was made concerning 911’s electronic communications contract bid. The contract with Motorola expired on June 30. Despite being advertised, a bid was not made for the contract. The decision was made to enter into another contract with the previous carrier. “We have to have a service contract,” Smith said. Lorene Vance, Director of 911, said she is getting quotes on new electronics communication equipment.

Reubin Mitchell was denied a request for financial assistance with the Civil War Reenactment. He requested $650 to purchase powder for the cannon used at the reenactments. The $650 would cover the cost to fire the cannon for one year.

Judy Dillon requested approval to resign from her position as custodian, citing personal as the reasoning behind the resignation. The commission approved her letter of resignation.

Kyle Lovern/WDN The Mingo County Commission heard several requests for financial assistance at its first regular monthly meeting of August on Wednesday morning.
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_County-Commission-cmyk.jpgKyle Lovern/WDN The Mingo County Commission heard several requests for financial assistance at its first regular monthly meeting of August on Wednesday morning.

By Courtney Pigman

[email protected]

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