LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan County Commission meeting held Monday, May 9, was business as usual.
The commission approved several items on the agenda including the minutes from the last meeting held April 25, exonerations of erroneous assessments, a bid on the interest rate by LB&T for new Commission funds and several estates requests.
Funding requests was from the Special Olympics and The Aracoma Story Inc. (TAS). Logan County Special Olympics will be competing in the Summer Games June 3-5. The commission approved them for $1,500 in funding.
Diana O’Briant gave an emotional request for the continued support of the LCC for The Aracoma Story Inc. O’Briant reported at the meeting on the death of Elizabeth “Liz” Spurlock on May 7. Spurlock, who along with Martha Jane Becker and Pleasant Lohn, revived the Princess Aracoma Story more than 30 years ago. The amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park used by The Aracoma Story Inc.’s productions is known as the Liz Spurlock Amphitheatre. O’Briant reported to the commission that TAS has performed 89 shows with an estimate of 249,267 people attending. O’Briant said last year’s production of The Mamie Thurmond story brought more than 4,000 people to Chief Logan State Park. Funding was granted in the amount of $20,000.
The commission then went into executive session with Attorney Mike Callaghan of Kanawha City.
Upon their return, the commission was given department reports from 911. In April, Logan County 911 received 6,38 phone calls; the fire departments made 245 runs; county law enforcement made 1,646 runs and LEASA mad 1,414 runs.
An item on the agenda, the establishment of a housing agency was tabled until Wednesday, May 11, at 3 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the LCC will be held Monday, May 23, at 3 p.m.
Martha Sparks can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1728, or via Twitter at @MarthaSparks