Commissioners support construction of VA building

The executive director of the Tucker County Senior Center on Wednesday asked the Tucker County Commission to write a letter approving the construction of a new Veteran’s Administration building on commission property.

“As you all know, for the past three years, the Tucker County Senior Center has been working with the Veterans Administration tying to get the clinic to remain here,” Roxanne Tuesing told the commissioners at their regular meeting. “We are now in the bidding process for a new clinic, and hopefully, we will be permitted to build that on Tucker County Commission land adjacent to the senior center. I would need a letter of approval (stating) that, if we get the bid, we will be allowed to build on the land owned by the commission.”

Commissioner Mike Rosenau asked where the building would be constructed on the property.

“If they accept the bid process, the building will be located at the corner of the property, directly across from the location of the current VA building,” Tuesing said.

“It is on the south side of the pavilion,” said Commissioner Lowell Moore.

Tuesing said it will be a little crowded on the lot if the building is constructed.

“We will loose some of our grassy area,” Tuesing said, “but we will gain revenue, a building and one or two more jobs at the VA Clinic.”

Rosenau said those were pluses for him.

Commissioners voted to instruct Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney Ray LaMora III to write a letter stating the commission will permit the construction of a new VA Clinic, if approved.

In other business, Tucker County Commissioners took the following actions:

  • Heard a request from Parsons Volunteer firefighter Tom Klus. Klus asked commissioners to give the four Tucker County Fire departments $20,000 each, on top of the $65,000 disbursed to departments in this year’s Tucker County Commission budget.
  • Approved adjustments to erroneous tax assessments.

The next Tucker County Commission meeting is slated for 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Tucker County Courthouse Courtroom.

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