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Pine Grove VFD Receives Donation

June 27, 2018
BY CHAD TURNER - Staff Writer ( , Wetzel Chronicle

The Wetzel County Commission recently heard a request from the Pine Grove Volunteer Fire Department in regards to funding for a new truck. VFD members explained the current trucks are 1998 and 1999 models. One truck has the capacity to carry two people while the other carries three; however, there are 18 people at the department. So far, the Pine Grove VFD has responded to 38 calls already this year. The VFD also presented the commission with a financial report for the last three years to show how the department spends its funding. After a short discussion, the commissioners agreed to donate $100,000 to the Pine Grove VFD.

In another matter, Jaclyn Dallison spoke with the commission to request funding for a rubberized safety zone for the Valley Manor in Pine Grove. Dallison explained the previous playground equipment was not up to safety code and had to be removed. The Manor has since received donated commercial grade playground equipment, and management was able to purchase a swing set as well. That left the manor short of enough funding to purchase the rubberized safety zone; therefore, Dallison requested $12,000 for the rubberized safety zone, which includes installation of the rubber and the playground equipment. The commissioners discussed the matter and agreed to donate the $12,000 to the Valley Manor.

Pine Grove City Recorder Rhonda Spencer delivered flood plain permits to the commission to be signed. The commissioners stated they would have to discuss the permits with FEMA, as well as look the permits over to see if anything needs fixed.

In other news, the commission passed a motion to approve an invoice from Camel Technologies for repairs made to the Magistrate Court Security System, in the amount of $540. The commission also passed a motion accepting Camel Technologies' quotes for the courthouse security system repairs in the amounts of $1,287, $12,996, $12,060, $747, and $495.

The commission passed a motion appointing Michelle Martin to the Wetzel County PSD One Board. Martin will be replacing Bonnie Brown.

Per WV Ethics and Open Meetings Act, Agenda for Wetzel County Commission will be posted two business days prior to their meeting. Request for items requiring action should be submitted within that time frame.

The next Wetzel County Commission meeting is scheduled for July 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and located on Main Street, New Martinsville.



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