Commissioners hold monthly meeting


The Switzerland County Commissioners met on Tuesday, January 17th, for a regularly scheduled meeting.

Items discussed by the commissioners included:

-County Attorney Wil Goering opened bids submitted for rehab work to be done on various homes in Switzerland County. Kerry McConnell explained that the rehab work will be done through SIRPC with state and federal funds.

The commissioners approved the lowest bids.

– The Board approved the 2017 contract from F.A.S.T. to maintain all fire alarm equipment in the county buildings.

– The Commissioners approved quotes from Your Automatic Door Company to repair the back doors on the courthouse in the amount of $538. They also approved the quote of repairing the doors at the TEC Building in the amount of $460.

– A discussion was held regarding the back up EMS service from the Moorefield and East Enterprise fire departments. There is still a substantial amount of money to be collected from the back up services for emergency runs that haven’t been paid.

– The three year contract with Maximus was approved in the amount of $9,600. Maximus calculates costs for child support for the county.

– A member of the public asked about the slide on Evans Hill Road. Commissioner Josh South said that they cannot comment on the matter at this time due to pending litigation.

– The question was also asked if Jon Bond of the Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation had submitted his quarterly expense statement and the commissioners responded that he is one quarter behind.

– Josh South said that Tom Moore, Director of Emergency Management, had performed a test of the emergency broadcast system on January 12th. If anyone in Switzerland County did not receive the test either on their home line or cell phone, they should call Tom Moore and he will add you to the list. The new system is coming from Everbridge, and not Nixel.