During Thursday’s meeting, Commissioner Rick Handley said that he would like to send a letter to Brent Boggs, chairman of the re-districting committee, regarding the re-districting process as well as the need for Mason County’s own delegate. Handley asked that Commissioner John Gerlach both write and send the letter.
Handley also said that he would like the re-districting to include all municipalities within Mason County.
“We are the largest county without our own representative,” he added.
Commissioners Bob Baird and Miles Epling also agreed that Mason County should have their own delegate. According to Handley, Gerlach sent the aforementioned letter to Boggs on Friday.
In other business:
• Gerlach announced that the windows in the court room were tinted this week. However, court room renovations are not complete as they are still waiting for the floor to arrive.
• Gerlach announced that next year the court house could potentially receive a grant with priority on safety, which could include fixing electrical issues within the facility.
• Baird announced that he received an e-mail that indicated construction on widening the existing lanes of U.S. 35 could begin in the spring of 2012. Handley also said that construction project bidding should begin this August.
• Commissioners were told that the formerly named Kanawha Gateway Heritage Area, Inc. is now called the Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail, Inc. With state recognition, the Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail is a scenic byway.
• Commissioners approved the re-appointment of Handley as a representative to the Rivers to Ridges Heritage Trail. Handley’s term will last through June 30, 2014.
• Commissioners approved the applications for Corrections of Erroneous Assessments, Wills & Estates, etc.
The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4.