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Friday, April 17, 2015

Land Grab and Hiring

April 21, 2015Regular Session5:30 pm. Discussion and/or Action – Exoneration Orders; Approval of Minutes.5:35 pm.     Public Input/Hear Callers.5:40 pm. Laying the Levy for Pocahontas County 2015-2016.5:45 pm. Discussion and/or Action – Approval of 911 Director.5:55 pm. Discussion and/or Action - Personnel Matters. ****6:00 pm. Tammie Alderman Pocahontas County Day Report Center – Discussion and/or Action Update on Day Report Center.6:15 pm.6:30 pm.6:45 pm.       The following agenda items have not been assigned a time slot but will be addressed      during today’s meeting.1. Discussion and/or Action – Approve Final Settlements and Orders.2. Approve Improper Charges.3. Commission Mail Items/Concerns.4. Discussion and/or Action – One Room University Follow-Up to Estimated Expenditure and Revenue Statement for 2014.  5. Discussion and/or Action – In-House Budget Revision and Resolution Community Corrections $9,000.00 and Water Task Force $550.00.6. Discussion and/or Action – Update Pocahontas County Board of Education Marlinton Middle School Generator and Green Bank Industrial Park Land Restrictions. ****  

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 7. Approve Invoices. Discussion and/or Action – Update Pocahontas County Board of Education Marlinton Middle School Generator and Green Bank Industrial Park Land Restrictions. **** 

. Discussion and/or Action - Personnel Matters. ****6:00 pm

More Rumors

The Staff of the Commentator has ears in a lot of places.  There is usually a second side to the story.  911 is a very secretive organization so take the following with a grain of salt.  Do your own investigative work.  It is your county!!  So here goes.......

Shawn Dunbrack wasn't actually fired; he resigned.

The County Commission is the one who initiated the investigation of 911, not per a report or complaint by a single person.

The 911 director has his own Netflix account.

911 persons have been known to sleep on the job.

One employee has turned 911 into a craft production workshop.

Director was doing two jobs at the same time:  driving the ambulance and getting paid as 911 director.

The most egregious claim is that there was some sexual harassment going on in 911.  ( a little butt feeling and fondling.)  When this was reported by the victim to the director,  she would be reassigned but nothing was done about the harasser which was supposed to have been one of the deputies.

The county commission already knows who they are going to hire to replace Shawn. 

 Don't miss Tuesday's evning CC meeting!!!

It could be concluded from the above that there was a serious failure to report.  Now days anyone who is aware of sexual harassment is required to report it.  Even county commissioners could be sued personally.

Not in Pocahontas

We are amused when school finances fall into jeopardy statewide because we know that Pocahontas County is a protected county.  Our school system gets dollars for 1400 students even if they only enroll 1200.  Pocahontas is guaranteed dollars for those students.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Here's what I am hearing on the street.  Keep your ears open.

1.  Mayor Joe Smith had to override the council to allow Biscuit World to Come in.

2.  Save-a-Lot may go in where Fas Chek was.  Resistance expected.

3. 911 is in an emergency situation itself having lost its director.

4.  More firings expected at the county level.

Equestrian Riders Don't forget your horse's diaper!!!

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