Assessor can correct valuations

By John Wickline

Staff Writer

The Upshur County Commission has granted approval for the county assessor, along with the Property Tax Division of the state Tax Department, to correct any valuations for real and personal property and mineral accounts through Feb. 1.

Any adjustments sought after Feb. 1 must go through the county commission, which will be holding its annual Board of Equalization and Review hearings.

The commissioners will start the hearings at 9 a.m., Feb. 1 to review the property books. No appointments will be taken on that day.

Other BOER hearings will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 6 and at 1 p.m. on Feb. 7. Hearings on mineral accounts only will be held at 9 a.m. on Feb. 12. The commissioners will return to regular BOER hearings at 9 a.m. on Feb. 15, followed by hearings at 1 p.m. on Feb. 21, at 9 a.m. on Feb. 22 and at 9 a.m. on Feb. 27.

To schedule an appointment or to receive further information, contact County Administrator Willie Parker at 304-472-0535 or by email at

In other matters, the commissioners approved a $700,000 contract with the West Virginia Development Office. The money will be used for a waterline extension project in the Adrian Public Service District. The project previously received a $200,000 allotment from the state, which was used to pay for the engineering study. The project is expected to cost around $1.5 million.

The commissioners also announced that a public hearing regarding a minor boundary adjustment which would bring the West Virginia National Guard Armory into the Buckhannon corporate limits will be held at 10:30 a.m., Jan. 24 in the commission chambers.