LOGAN — At its Feb. 22 meeting, the Logan County Commission (LCC) took action providing funds for the Huff Creek Watershed Association and the Logan Fire Department and hiring a part-time deputy clerk for the county clerk’s office.
The commission was also asked for an update on the Lincoln Primary Care Clinic in Man, W.Va.
LCC president Danny Godby presented a letter from the Huff Creek Watershed Association asking for funds for their 2016 trout stock and fishing day.
At the event, children of the Huff Creek area are given rods, reels and tackle and given the chance to fish for stocked trout.
Commissioner Danny Ellis stated the LCC had given $2,600 to be redeemed by invoice in 2015 and presented a motion to provide the same funding for 2016.
Before a vote for the purchase of a new side-by-side trail rescue vehicle for the Logan Fire Department, Harold Ward, Logan County fire coordinator for the west district, explained many other fire departments in the area also conduct rescues on the Hatfield & McCoy Trail System.
Godby explained the fire department had been awarded a $10,000 grant for the purchase of the vehicle and would reimburse the county upon receipt of the grant funds.
Ellis noted the county would pay for the remaining cost of the vehicle ($3,800) out of the general fund — not from the fire fund.
With that, Ward withdrew his opposition to the matter and the motion for the purchase of the new vehicle passed.
Logan County Clerk John Turner requested the LCC approve Kevin Miller be hired to his staff.
A letter from Turner explain Miller would be hired as a part-time employee at no increase to his department’s budget.
The LCC also received a monthly update on the dog pound explaining no animals had been euthanized in January and two animals were dead upon arrival.
At the end of the meeting, Rev. Mike Pollard, with the Family Resource Network requested help from the group in getting into their new building and getting their new director up to speed.
Godby stated work on the building’s phone and internet infrastructure was still underway.
Pollard also asked the commission for an update on the new Lincoln Primary Care clinic in the Man area.
In August 2015, the LCC, Pollard, Gov. Tomblin and many others conducted a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the new clinic; however, since the groundbreaking, no work has been completed.
Ellis explained the commission is sticking to its commitment for the project and that Gov. Tomblin is sticking to his commitment.
Ellis noted the holdup has been from Lincoln Primary Care’s side as several site examinations and tests are reportedly being conducted.
The LCC noted they would keep Pollard up to date on the project.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the LCC is set for March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Logan County Courthouse.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]