The delta of records | The commissioners discuss the collaboration of the water reservoir project with the city
BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission has accepted an offer for two new Jenkins Ford utility vehicles and discussed working with the Town of Buckhannon on the Tennerton Water Tank Rehabilitation Project at their meeting on Thursday morning.
The offer consisted of two new 4WD sport utility vehicles for Upshur County E911 Communication Center and Upshur County E911 Addressing and Mapping. Jenkins Ford has submitted bids in the amount of $ 29,828 for the base 2021 Ford Explorers model, one white and one black. The commissioners approved the purchase of the two new vehicles.
City Recorder Randy Sanders appeared before the commissioners Thursday morning to apply for ARP financial assistance for the 700,000 gallon Tennerton water tank rehabilitation project. In a letter to the commissioners, Sanders explained that the tank “includes the necessary rental of pressurized tankers, during the summer construction season of 2022, with funding from the US stimulus package.” The city proposes that the Upshur County Commission work with them to share equally the cost of rehabilitating the water tank, renting the pressurized tankers and necessary accessories, which will cost around 716,125 $.
Sanders pointed out, “It should be noted that Tennerton’s existing water storage tank not only supplies Buckhannon-Upshur High School, the West Virginia State Police Detachment, and city patrons to the southern end of the existing water distribution system, but that it supplies daily all potable water used by the Adrian Civil Service District. Sanders went on to explain that with the help of the Upshur County Commission, the town of Buckhannon will be under budget and able to invest in other planned infrastructure, rather than just shoulder the burden. funding for these projects, in addition to previous projects, which will result in an overrun of $ 315,507.27 on the City’s budget.
According to Sanders, “Buckhannon Town’s Water and Sanitation Services have carefully considered the opportunity that the US stimulus package will offer town residents and have selected the nine projects accordingly. We all know how important every dollar spent on these types of projects is for our community and we are dedicated to rebuilding, rehabilitating or maintaining the existing infrastructure needed, so that utility districts and associations Upshur County Water Supply and City Utilities can continue to provide the necessary utilities that enable all residents of the County and City to maintain the highest quality of life.
The commissioners did not make a formal decision on Sanders’ request for funding for the water tank rehabilitation project at their meeting on Thursday morning. The Town of Buckhannon and County Commissioners will meet again in August to further discuss the matter.
In addition, the Upshur County School Board has sought approval and authorization to submit the Community-Based Police Services (COPS) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) for the fiscal year 22, for an amount of $ 107,518. The Commissioners approved and authorized the presentation of the request. If awarded, the grant will improve the Ministry of Transportation’s monitoring system.
In other Upshur County Commission business, the following agenda items were approved:
• Extension of the agreement between Upshur County Commission and Quality Home & Office Cleaning for janitorial services. The Owner and Contractor agree that all of the terms set out in the Agreement dated July 19, 2018 are in full force and effect for an extended period commencing July 1, 2021 and continuing as needed until the Services are no longer available. are no longer needed. The owner will pay the contractor the sum of $ 5,930 per month. This contract will be resubmitted at the end of the extension.
• Correspondence from Patricia L. Adams, Chair of the Republican Upshur County Executive Committee, requesting use of the courthouse plaza on Monday, June 21, 2021 to celebrate West Virginia’s birthday. Adams also requested that the Committee be provided with two tables and 10 chairs. A liability insurance certificate designating the Commission as the certificate holder will be provided prior to the event.
• Correspondence from Lori Ulderich Harvey, Director of the Upshur County Family Resource Network, requesting use of the large pavilion for Family Connections Family Socials, once a month in June, July, August and September, free of charge.
• Memorandum from County Administrator Carrie Wallace requesting the employment of Ethan Linger as a temporary part-time groundskeeper, effective June 18, 2021. Mr. Linger will work up to 29.5 hours per day. week for a maximum of 10 weeks.
• Employment of additional Buckhannon-Upshur leisure park staff, effective June 20, 2021.
• Correspondence from Cheyenne Troxell, Community Corrections Program Director for the 26th Judicial Circuit, requesting a salary increase for all Community Corrections employees, effective July 1, 2021. The increase will be paid from Correctional Services funds. community.