[caption id="attachment_5234" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/09\/GH_CoComm2Sep14sm.jpg"><img class="wp-image-5234 size-medium" src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2014\/09\/GH_CoComm2Sep14sm-300x199.jpg" alt="The Pocahontas County Commisssion in session on Septembe 2, 2014. Left to right: Commissioners Jamie Walker, David Fleming and William Beard." width="300" height="199" \/><\/a> The Pocahontas County Commission in session on September 2, 2014. Left to right: Commissioners Jamie Walker, David Fleming and William Beard.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nPocahontas County Community Corrections is currently partnered with the Randolph County Community Corrections program - an arrangement that will not be changed for the time being.\r\n\r\nDuring Tuesday's Pocahontas County Commission meeting, Commissioner David Fleming said he put Community Corrections on the agenda in order to approve a letter to state officials, thanking them for grant money for the Community Corrections program.\r\n\r\nSheriff David Jonese said he thought the Commission was going to consider realigning the Pocahontas County program with Greenbrier County.\r\n\r\n\u201cJudge [James] Rowe had specifically asked that we put this on there,\u201d said Jonese. \u201cMoving from Randolph County to Greenbrier County, that's why I thought we had it on there.\u201d\r\n\r\nFleming said he had received no request from a judge to consider realignment.\r\n\r\n\u201cAt this point, I think it jeopardizes our existing partnership we have,\u201d said Fleming. \u201cI, for one, am happy with the work we have, the relationship we have with Randolph County.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cHe's probably going to put it back on the agenda to come talk about this,\u201d said Jonese. \u201cHe'd prefer to have it in his circuit, because there are variations between the two programs in the different circuits.\u201d\r\n\r\nPocahontas and Greenbrier counties comprise the 11th Judicial Circuit. Randolph County is in the 20th Judicial Circuit.\r\n\r\nChief Deputy David Walton, President of the Pocahontas County Community Corrections Board, said both local judges want the change made.\r\n\r\n\u201cJudge Rowe advised me that he and Judge [Robert] Richardson both would request that the program be moved from Randolph County to Greenbrier County,\u201d he said. \u201cHe said that it would give the program more stability if it remained within the judicial circuit, and that Pocahontas County Community Corrections program is the only program that's not actually in its own judicial circuit.\u201d\r\n\r\nOfficials stated satisfaction with the existing partnership with Randolph County.\r\n\r\n\u201cIt's been a good working relationship,\u201d said Fleming. \u201cIt's worked out well for the county. The county commissions between Pocahontas and Randolph are in touch on this. We agree that we've had good service, a good program. There's no formal request here from the judge to change anything.\u201d\r\n\r\nMagistrate Carrie Wilfong said the partnership with Randolph County did not create problems with her cases.\r\n\r\n\u201cI do a lot of my sentencing through Day Report,\u201d she said. \u201cI do have individuals in Pocahontas and Randolph counties. Yes, they do have their own rules for each county, but I don't see where it's conflicting with any of their sentencing. If someone does violate or anything, Erin [Golden] or Tammie [Alderman] contact me on my sentencing. But I don't see where it's affecting my sentencing, at all - the disposition of the case. Greenbrier County will have a whole complete different set of rules as Pocahontas County, the same as Randolph County. It really does not matter where the disposition is.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cIf it's not broke, don't fix it,\u201d Wilfong added.\r\n\r\n\u201cThat's kind of how I feel about it right now,\u201d said Fleming.\r\n\r\nThe Commission approved sending a letter to state officials, expressing thanks for funding and stating the Commission's satisfaction with the Randolph County partnership.\r\n\r\nIn other business, the County Commission:\r\n- Accepted a bid of $98,900 from Master Service Mid-Atlantic, of Elkins, for installation of a 125 kilowatt emergency generator at Marlinton Middle School.\r\n- Approved a lease for $250 per month, not including garbage collection, for Dawn's Pet Grooming in the Hanover Building.\r\n- Approved adding emergency volunteer insurance coverage through the County Risk Pool, at a cost of $235 per year.\r\n- Took no action on a request to re-open the side door and back door of the Courthouse.\r\n- Received a letter stating opposition to the proposed Dominion gas pipeline in northern Pocahontas County.\r\n- Approved an annual financial statement, which will be published in The Pocahontas Times.\r\n\r\nThe next regular County Commission meeting is scheduled for September 16 at 5:30 p.m.