Lewis County commissioners approved the request from the state auditor’s office to reduce purchasing card numbers and maximum limits. This item had been tabled from a previous meeting.
All purchasing cards have a maximum rate. According to County Administrator Cindy Whetsell, the issue is needing access to more purchasing power in the event of an after hours emergency. Most elected officials have a limit of $2,000 and others at $500, unless that person is the employee responsible for purchases in their respective departments and those amounts are $1,500. Departments decreased the amount of cards needed, as well.
Lewis County Economic Development Association Director Mike Herron addressed the commission regarding water projects. Herron said the final walk through of the Roanoke School project was completed and “everything is really good.” He also said the tank at Stonewall Resort will be filled and chlorinated this
Herron asked Region VII if money was available to add a “couple more” houses to water lines. He said the utilities are being moved at the industrial park.
WV American Water Company will participate in the funding of the Alum Fork and Laurel Lick Main Extension Project according to a letter sent to Herron on May 2. This will extend about 50,000 feet of water lines from the existing LC distribution system.
The WV Development Office sent a letter to commissioners stating that all pre-bid requirements have been met for the Northwest County Water Line Extension Project Small Cities Block Grant.
David Bush was approved to serve on the Louis Bennett Public Library board of Trustees. Three proclamations were issued to recognize Law Enforcement Week, LC EMS Week, and Democratic Women’s Month.