WILLIAMSON – The request to add Larry’s Towing to the 911 call list was approved as part of the wrecker service resolution at a recent Mingo County Commission (MCC) meeting.
As stated in the resolution, there is a two year waiting period before a new business can be added to the call list. “New businesses requesting to be added to this list must submit a written request and present documentation reflecting date business established and status with the West Virginia Secretary of State, as well as proof of insurance,” the resolution states. It also states that if any wrecker service is unreliable or is sold during the agreement term, it will be removed from the call list.
At the meeting, wrecker services workers in the area mentioned that they are considering forming a Mingo County Towers Association to better deal issues such a territory disagreements.
Smith commended the wrecker services for progress made in recent years in defining territories among the various wrecker services.
At the meeting, the wrecker services requested that the commission consider changing the current one year resolution arrangement to a three year arrangement as is customary in neighboring counties such as Wyoming and Logan.
Ronnie and Donnie Matney of Hook and Haul Wrecker asked the MCC about the three-year agreement. They were also the driving force behind the working agreement with the other wrecker companies.
Commissioner Greg “Hootie” Smith thought that the current one year arrangement would work better. “Personally, I feel that it has to be done on a year to year basis. Three years is too long,” Smith said.
The commission thought it would be best to address potential waiting times with wrecker services at the next commission meeting.
The next Mingo County Commission meeting has been scheduled for Aug., 18.
(WDN Editor Kyle Lovern contributed to this story)
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