WILLIAMSON, W.Va. – The Mingo County Commission held a short meeting Tuesday evening.
With Commissioners Greg “Hootie” Smith and Diann Hannah presiding over the meeting, Commissioner John Mark Hubbard was not in attendance.
Tyler Blankenship with Southern EMS approached the court in regard to a previous matter of the ambulance coverage areas. Doug Goolsby interim director for Mingo County Emergency Management told the court he didn’t want an ambulance war, so he would like to get this resolved. The commission decided to set the matter to a vote at the next meeting on December 7.
911 bids openings for CAD upgrade, recorder and encryption were unsealed. The only one bid received for the CAD upgrade was from Zirker in the amount of $22,372.00. Three bids were received for the recorder, however, only two of the bids could be considered, the third bid was submitted too late and the bid was not sealed.
Blue Ridge Voice and Data LLC placed a bid for $44,503.00 and CRS placed a bid of $33,795.00 and $42,295.00 if the options were purchased, a representative from CRS was present, but did not elaborate publicly on the options available. Mountain State Communications placed a bid for $46,238.00 and LapTronics Inc. bid $36,382.33 respectfully on the encryption. All bids will be taken into advisement and reviewed with a decision to be made at the next meeting.
The commission voted to hire Dave Justice back as a full time employee after budget cuts forced the county to put him to part time several months ago, due to the retirement of a senior maintenance worker the county was able to restore Mr. Justice to full time status effective immediately.
The resignation of Deputy Kevin Ball of the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department was accepted by the council. Ball is reportedly taking a job in another state.
The next scheduled Mingo County Commission meeting will be Tuesday, December 7 at 9:00 a.m.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be reached at email@example.com or 304-235-4242 ext. 2278.