At the regular meeting of MCC, the Commission agreed to provide personnel to flag traffic and cut vegetation. The DOH will cut trees and perform other work needed to maintain the right-of-way of the roads.
Commissioner David Baisden suggested the MCC also ask the DOH to help maintain the Twin Branch Motorsports Complex.
In other business, the Commission agreed to ask local veterinarians for bids to service a proposed animal shelter in the county. The county has been taking stray animals to Logan, at a cost of $10 per animal, plus the cost of transportation. At present, the county is asking for bids from vets for euthanasia, though it is hoped more vet services may be offered in the future.
Ground rules for the new facility were also discussed. The Commission agreed to hire Justin Marcum, a law student who worked in the Prosecutor’s office, part time to draft a policy and procedures manual for the shelter.
The MCC also granted requests for financial assistance from the Town of Matewan for the Homecoming celebration for $2500, The City of Williamson for the King Coal Festival, $2500, the Delbarton Midget League Boosters, $2500 and Christian Help for their transit program, $5000. It was also agreed to reimburse the Mingo Fire Chiefs Association for costs associated with the Fire School held by the county in May.