County receives $100,000 Pandemic Block Grant

Tim Walker
AMR Reporter

The April 12 meeting of the Pocahontas County Commission was closed to the public, but broadcast live on the commission’s Facebook page.

The commission announced that they have received a check in the amount of $100,000 from the state as part of the West Virginia COVID-19 Pandemic County Block Grant.

The commission, at the suggestion of their Auditor, voted to place that money into an account until they can determine the full implications and costs of the pandemic to the county’s first responders. They said the money must be used to support front-line first responders and must also be shared with the municipalities in the county.

In other business, the commission

• approved an agreement with the Family Resources Network (FRN) to receive the FEMA reimbursement for their Food Pantry and then distribute it to the FRN.

• approved the West Virginia Counties Risk Pool coverages for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year.

• tabled any action on an agreement with SecuriTech for inspection of security cameras until at least the second meeting in May.

• laid the 2020-2021 Levy

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