911 employees made full-time

ELKINS – Two part-time Randolph County 911 Center employees, Richard Cox and Robert Phillips Jr., were transferred to full-time status during the Randolph County Commission’s meeting Thursday.

911 Center Director Cindy Hart requested the change, saying, “They’ve done excellent. They’ve blended in well, they’ve caught on and are working on their own now and have been for probably a week.”

“I want to get them on full-time status so I can complete the schedule,” she told commissioners.

Commission President Chris See asked, “When do you want this to be effective?”

Hart got a round of laughs from the commissioners when she replied. “Today, about noon.” The commission meeting had begun at 1:30 p.m.

Hart’s request was approved unanimously by the Commission.

– In other business, the Commission voted to provide a $2,000 donation to help fund the Randolph County Special Olympics program.

See read a letter from Randolph County Special Olympics Director Elizabeth Wymer, who could not be present at the meeting.

“Donations made to Randolph County Special Olympics allow local athletes and coaches to participate in local, state, national and international events,” Wymer wrote. “All donations made to the state or corporate offices do not benefit our athletes in the county.”

See remarked that the Commission provided $2,000 in 2013.

“I think that she does a great job. It’s good for the kids and everybody in Special Olympics to give them an opportunity to have some fun,” See said.

– The Commission approved the appointment of Rachel Rader to the board of trustees of the Russell Memorial Public Library in Mill Creek. She will fill the unexpired term of Elaine Markley that expires on June 30, 2016.