During Thursday’s Mason County Commission meeting, Jim Butler of the Mason County Tea Party group asked the commission for permission to host a rally on April 15. According to Butler, the rally will take place on the courthouse steps and will possibly include a parade.
“We will probably march down to the river front or to Tu-Endie-Wei,” Butler said.
Commissioners agreed to allow the “tea party” rally to take place on the courthouse steps and said that no permit was required. However, they urged Butler to discuss the parade idea with the City of Point Pleasant.
In other business:
• Commissioner Rick Handley announced that the Mason County Teen Court has started.
• Commissioners reviewed two letters from Chuck Blake, Mason County EMS director. The letters requested to transfer two part-time employees to full-time status. Commissioners unanimously approved the full-time hiring of both employees.
• Commissioners unanimously approved the 2010-2011 budget. Commissioner Miles Epling announced that the budget includes a pay raise for courthouse employees.
• Commissioners agreed to change the Thursday, April 22 meeting to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The levy will be set at this time.
• Handley reported that the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School’s Ohio Valley Bank Track dedication went very well. The dedication was held March 20 prior to the school’s first home track meet of the season.
• Prior to the commission meeting, representatives of AEP Mountaineer Plant were on hand to discuss their Carbon Capture and Storage Project.
The next meeting will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15.