Advertisment of audit discussed at fiscal court

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]

VANCEBURG — Advertisement of an audit and appointments to the volunteer fire department were discussed at Lewis County Fiscal Court Monday.

The court discussed displaying information about an annual audit for the county. According to Judge-Executive Todd Ruckel, normally the whole audit would be advertised in the local newspaper for the public to see.

“Instead of us putting the whole 80 pages of the audit in the newspaper, in lieu of that, we advertised the financial pages instead of the audit,” Ruckel said after the meeting.

Monetary savings was mentioned as a benefit of only advertising the financial pages. Ruckel said the audit in its entirety will be made available upon request in the judge-executive’s office.

Lewis County Volunteer Fire Department had 11 appointments and re-appointments of personnel between its seven districts by the court. Of the personnel, two were appointments while the other nine were re-appointments.

Among those appointed to the fire department were Mitch Wilson and Kenneth Dyer. Those re-appointed were Danny Chinn, Al Bane, Sammy Applegate, Diane Wilson, Kenneth Fannin, Christian Buckner, Rodney Ginn, Myrtle “Pud” Carpenter and Ronald Helton.

In other business, the court:

— Approved the reappointment of Kevin Cornette to the Lewis County Sanitation District for a three-year term. The term will expire June 30, 2021.

— Jamie Weddington was appointed to the Vanceburg-Lewis County Industrial Authority for a four-year term. The term is set to expire on July 30, 2022

— Clarissa Colemire, employee of Lewis County Detention Center, was moved from part time to full time employment by the court. Colemire’s hourly rate is set to $8.50.

— Approved moving Tracy Miller to full time employment as a 911 dispatcher. Miller’s pay rate will start at $10 an hour.

— Awarded the bid for salt that will be used by the county for snow and ice removal was awarded to Compass Minerals by the court. According to Ruckel, the bid amount totals to $85.30 per ton of salt delivered. During the meeting Todd addressed the court, saying the amount is slightly higher than bids in the past.

The next regular fiscal court meeting will be held Aug. 13 at noon.

Jonathan Wright

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