(Video) County Commission has light agenda
The Pocahontas County Commission had a light agenda Monday morning that included a video presentation from Dr. Anthony Inngraffes from Cornell University. The video dealt with drilling for natural gas in Marcellus shale and can be viewed in its entirety below.
In a related move, commissioners hired the Forman Law Office to assist attorney Robert Bastress in representing the commission on Marcellus shale issues. Commissioner Jamie Walker voted against the measure.
RBS, Inc., was awarded the contract to seal the sludge ponds at East Fork Industrial Park. The sludge, a by-product of the tanning process, was gathered from several unlined ponds on the former Howes Leather site. The county took possession of the property in the mid-1990s and has since then struggled to make it a viable industrial site. RBS, Inc.'s $398,267 bid was the low submission for the cap.
Commissioners also made budget revisions for the One Room University, $6,000, and the county clerk, $1,900.
The commission meets again in regular session October 18 at 5 p.m.