Recent Commission decisions


By Courtney Pigman - [email protected]



WILLIAMSON – The Mingo County Commission met at a regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 15, to pass decisions on a number of agenda items.

The Commission approved a proclamation declaring October National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October 5th has been declared National Breast Cancer Day.

Barbara VanZant, Williamson Women’s Club, appeared before the Commission to make the request.

Commissioner John Mark Hubbard read the proposed proclamation aloud. The proclamation was approved unanimously.

Jason Marshall, President of the Tug Valley Arts Council, appeared before the Commission to request financial assistance for the arts council.

Marshall stated they are presenting five programs this year which will be held at Mingo Central High School, Tug Valley High School and Belfry High School because the Rose G. Smith Theater is not able to be used due to repair issues.

Marshall approached the commission requesting financial assistance to pay the acts coming in, expenses and other miscellaneous items.

Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith made a motion to take this matter under advisement and asked that the arts council provide the Commission with a copy of their budget and financial statement to allow that to be taken into consideration of the review. The vote was unanimous.

At the Commission Meeting, a decision was made concerning the date and time of Trick or Treat in Mingo County. Commissioner Hubbard made a motion to designate Trick or Treat in Mingo County for Oct. 29 from the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. for children 12 and under. The vote was unanimous.

At the meeting, Commissioners also approved an agreement between Elite Ambulance, STAT EMS services and 911 dispatchers concerning coverage areas.

Tina Lockard stated Lorene Vance, Mingo County 911 Director, had faxed the signed agreement between Elite Ambulance and STAT EMS.

Laura Fox with Elite EMS was in attendance at the meeting. When asked if she was in agreement with the current signed agreement, Fox confirmed that she was.

Commissioner Smith stated that this agreement says that STAT is primary and Elite is secondary with the first available to be called out.

Commissioner Smith made a motion to approve the resolution. The vote was unanimous.

By Courtney Pigman

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(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Pigman is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected], or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2279.)

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