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The Chief Judge of a circuit has the authority to order an emergency closure of the courts in that circuit, including circuit courts, magistrate courts, circuit clerk’s offices, magistrate clerk’s offices, family courts, and probation offices. Any time off for court staff is not considered annual or sick leave. Magistrates are on a holiday/weekend schedule during the closure.

In some counties, although the courts are closed, other areas of the courthouses may remain open. In other counties, both courts and entire courthouses are closed. For information on county offices not covered by the judicial orders (which cover only the judicial offices listed above), contact that county commission.

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On June 17, 2013, the Wood County Commission held a public forum, inviting ideas for generating additional county revenues and methods for decreasing county expenses. Several people attended the meeting and shared their view points.

Originally from Ashland, Kentucky, Megan Stroup spent almost 15 years living in New York City before returning to the Bluegrass State last year. In New York, she worked in theater, television, and education before settling into administrative support roles. They suited her "behind the scenes" organizational skills and knack for problem-solving. Even though she grew up across the river, she is discovering there is a great deal to learn about this wild and wonderful state. She is looking forward to learning how to navigate both the highways (and bridges!) of Charleston and the inner workings of CCAWV. Thanks in advance for your patience as she learns the ropes!

By Rick Hardley, Mason County Commissioner & Panel member

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel met recently and has set dates to gather public input. The Panel is approaching future highway funding in the state in three ways: the need for additional dollars, the need for savings, and the need for innovation.

For each of the scheduled times there will actually be two meetings (one begins at 4:00 and the other around 5:30 - same agenda) to accommodate more people, due to work schedules for those who work till 5 or so. It's NOT a 3 hour meeting -- that might keep some people away. There will also be a website that will be up and running soon to allow people to respond to a survey and post any comments, input, etc. concerning roads in WV. That website will be http://www.wvbrc.com/ and will be in operation from the time of the first meeting until August 25. You can also take the survey at the various meetings.

 

Plans are coming together for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the County Commissioners’ Association of WV. This year’s theme will be “Blazing New Trails!” The dates for the meeting are August 4 - 7, 2013 at Stonewall Resort, Lewis County, WV. The CCA Board will meet on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. There will be a "Best in the West" Welcome Reception to kick off our meeting on Sunday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m. on the Stonewall Resort Outdoor Terrace. The CCA Educational Training Series will be held on Monday, August 5, 2013 From 9:00am- 5:00pm Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

  • Crowning achievement: Complete renovations on Camp Sheppard 4-H Camp.
  • Biggest debacle or most embarrassing moment: Public arguments between Sheriff and Commissioner.
  • Best advice for other County Commissions: Listen more than you speak.
  • Funniest thing to ever happen at a commission meeting: Commissioner’s face turning red as her hair. 
Commission Staff: Jennifer Randolph,  Administrator

The Statewide Courthouse Assessment project, funded by the West Virginia Courthouse Facilities Improvement Authority, is well underway in its sixth month and is going extremely well.  Charleston-based Silling Associates Architects is leading an assessment team of experienced courthouse architects, engineers, and historic preservation consultants for the project.  With thirty five of the county courthouse assessment visits completed (as of February 15th), the assessment team is gearing up for the remaining twenty county courthouses and anticipate completion of assessment tours in June of 2013.

Welcome to Hancock County, West Virginia!

The Hancock County Commission would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our county's economic development home page.  Our page was designed by West Virginia University's Institute for Public Affairs with the cooperation of the County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia.

We hope that you find our page a useful resource.  Business entrepreneurs will be especially interested in visiting our link to our county's available industrial sites and to basic economic data about our county.  If you have not visited our county in person, please feel free to take a look at our county picture tour page.  Also, everyone is welcome to learn about our county's past by visiting our early history page and to learn about our schools by visiting our link to the county's schools.  The West Virginia links page offers numerous other sites of potential interest to anyone interested in conducting business in or moving to West Virginia.  Finally, if you have any further questions, check out our county phone book and give us a call.

It’s time to make plans to attend the County Commissioners’ Association of WV’s Spring Board and Legislative Committee meeting scheduled for May 19-20, 2013, at the Blennerhassett, Parkersburg, WV.  This is a beautiful facility with a lot of nice amenities for your pleasure. 
The Meeting will start on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. with a Legislative Wrap up. There will be Dinner at 7:00 Columbos Italian Restaurant.

We will be starting the CCA Board meeting on Monday at 9:00 a.m. and concluding at 4:00 p.m. 

We would like to encourage everyone to attend.  CCAWV Board meetings are always open to our membership.  If you have any questions, please give us a call.

The Mineral County Commission helped plan Mineral County Day at the capitol. The event was held at the Cultural Center and great food and entertainment was provided. Commissioners, Janice LaRue, Richard Lechliter and Jerry Whisner were there to welcome all the Senators, Delegates and other attendees. Frankfort’s Middle School Teal Steel Band provided great entertainment as well.

The CCAWV Board of Directors met on opening day and added three new issues to our list of supported legislative proposals and one to those we oppose:

1. CCAWV will seek passage of a bill granting advice and consent authority to county commissioners for employee firings in all county offices. Current law grants advice and consent authority to commissioners on the hiring of all county employees and the effort is to require approval on firings so that proper legalities are met when firing an employee is required and thereby attempting to avoid liability lawsuits in which the county commission gets stuck paying the bill.

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