By Walter Hojka
New windows will soon be installed in parts of the Pendleton Community Building.
All three members of the Pendleton County Commission – Charlie Burgoyne, Carl Hevener and Gene McConnell – voted to approve new windows at their July 5 meeting at the Pendleton County Courthouse.
The estimated cost of the replacement windows is nearly $3,500. The windows will be installed by Eddie Simpson.
The commissioners also approved the re-appointment of Peter Tuckerman to the board of the Pendleton County Library. Tuckerman will serve another five-year term on the board.
In other action, Rick Gillespie, emergency services coordinator, informed the commissioners that the state has adopted a new retirement and benefit plan for emergency medical service personnel hired after July 1. The program is called the Emergency Medical Services Retirement Plan. Gillespie described it as offering enhanced benefits. He noted current emergency service employees will remain in the current Public Employee Services Plan.
The commissioners also discussed additional signage and cameras to be placed on the roads leading to Spruce Knob to provide weather information and to better locate visitors who may need emergency assistance. This project would be carried out in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service.
They briefly discussed the condition of the pavement around the Pendleton Community Building. No action was taken on the issue at this time.
The commissioners approved the minutes from the June 21 meeting without comment.
The next meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 19 in the county courthouse.