Commission seeks group to represent county

Calling all Randolph Countians proud of their roots: the Randolph County Commission is in search of a group to represent the county at the Mountain State’s 150th birthday celebration in June.

Randolph County Commissioner Mike Taylor announced at the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday that he’d received a letter from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History requesting the commission to select a representative from the county to march in the Mountain State’s 150 Birthday Celebration Parade.

The parade will take place June 22 during sesquicentennial celebrations in Charleston.

The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Commission wants all 55 counties to be represented in the parade, and so the commission is asking that any interested community and civic groups; military and law enforcement agencies; and middle school or high school contact them at the commission office as soon as possible by calling 304-636-2057.

In other business, the commission also:

– Accepted an application “for the closure and vacation” of Delaine Avenue south of Isner Creek from attorney Steve Jory on behalf of his client, Jim Jackson, owner of Elkins Fordland. Except for one 20-foot section of the street owned by another individual, Delaine Avenue lies within the boundaries of the property upon which Elkins Fordland is situated, Jory said. That property is owned by Lumax Properties, LLC.

A public hearing on the matter will be scheduled.

– Voted to donate $3,500 in hotel/motel tax revenue to the town of Coalton to be used to cover the cost of Coalton Days.

– Approved the reappointment of Clark Martin to the Randolph County Solid Waste Authority for a term beginning April 30, 2013, and ending June 30, 2017.

– Agreed to sign Davis Memorial Hospital’s application to provide health care and pharmacy services to low-income individuals at discounted prices.

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