MADISON — The Boone County Commission (BCC) met Dec. 29 at 5 p.m., and the meeting focused on handling end-of-year business.
The short and quick meeting saw no public comment.
Boone County Administrator Jim Gore explained the county would not meet again before the new year and several appointments and hirings needed to be completed to keep county institutions and administrations going.
Gore noted several part-time employees who work at Boone County E911 would need to be re-hired for the 2016 year saying, “I would like to go ahead get approval to rehire part-time employees who work at 911 now. Those people are Michelle Arthur, Randy Barry, Reggie Chafin, Rodney Connor, Craig Long, Charlotte Nunnery, Kayla Perry and Alexandria Workman.”
Gore also presented two letters from Jennings Miller explaining the W.Va. State Tax Department will be holding hearings at the Boone County Courthouse for the 2016 tax year.
The letters requested permission for the state tax department to make necessary corrections and changes to the personal property and real estate tax books.
Meetings will be held with property owners to work through tax errors.
A letter from Joey Underwood requesting funding for the Bituminous Coal Heritage Foundation and the WV Coal Festival was also presented to the meeting.
Since, the requests were not on the meeting’s agenda, the BCC tabled the requests until its next regular meeting.
Superintendent of Boone County Schools John Hudson also requested funding to complete several projects involving the baseball field improvements at Scott High School.
The improvements would feature adding three tons of surface to the fields, adding netting around the field and completing work on the bullpen area.
In the face of dwindling coal severance taxes, the BCC tabled the funding request until they hold budget meetings in March.
The next regular meeting of the BCC will be held Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the annex of the Boone County Courthouse.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-369-1165 ext. 1661 or by email at [email protected]