KINGWOOD — Progress continues on the Preston County Sheriff’s Division, in line with Joe LaRue, county facility supervisor.
In December, a water line break despatched 700,000 gallons of water via the constructing inflicting harm.
LaRue stated dry wall and drop ceiling panels are being changed within the basement and electrical updates are ongoing. He stated 4 smaller breaker panels will exchange the 2 giant circuit breaker panels within the basement.
LaRue stated he’s ready for the state fireplace marshal to approve the change.
He thanked Mayor Jean Guillot and town sewer staff who repaired the sewer traces going to the annex. The annex plumbing backed up Friday and county staff couldn’t get it open.
“We purchased an enormous snake however it didn’t assist. We discovered the break was on Route 7. The sewer staff had the gear. And so they labored actually arduous to get the road cleaned out,” he stated.
LaRue additionally reported on a bomb menace referred to as in to the courthouse Friday, inflicting the constructing to be evacuated. Deputies and state police troopers arrived rapidly to evacuate the constructing and all the things went easily, he stated.
LaRue thanked the deputies and the state police for his or her fast response, and the division heads who stored their individuals collectively.
“We have to have a look at somebody coming in and doing preparedness coaching for these conditions,” Commissioner Hunter Thomas stated. “We have to get shifting on it.”
Fee President Samantha Stone stated the sheriff ’s division has individuals who can provide preparedness coaching. She stated all of the fee must do is present the fabric wanted.
No motion was taken.
In different enterprise, commissioners voted to approve a request from the Financial Growth Authority to nominate Nichole Larew as a board member for the city of Newburg, to a three-year time period expiring June 2026. Commissioners additionally voted to reappoint Nick Taylor, at giant member; Mike Lipscomb, metropolis of Kingwood; Maggie DeWeirdt, city of Rowlesburg; and Laura Dulaney, city of Bruceton Mills, to a three-year time period expiring June 2026.
- agreed to satisfy early subsequent week to interview people for the place of facility supervisor.
- closed the courthouse and annex Friday for the Buckwheat Competition.