Monroe County making progress

WOODSFIELD – Progress is being made in Monroe County toward the creation of the position of information technician specialist for the county.

The Monroe County commissioners Monday reported on work being done on a resolution to create the new post. It will be given to Prosecuting Attorney James L. Peters to check over before action is taken by the commissioners.

It was noted the IT specialist would be in charge of computers and other technology in the courthouse rather than hiring outside sources.

In other matters, a motion was made to accept the two PPO options, offered by the Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley, for employees’ health insurance and to abolish the HMO.

Two executive sessions were held during the meeting with no action being taken in regard to the matters discussed.

One executive sessions was with Sheriff Charles R. Black Jr. and Prosecuting Attorney Peters concerning courthouse security. This security has been discussed at several meetings.

The other session was with David Lucid of the Monroe County Care Center in regard to personnel.

During the regular portion of the meeting, Lucid gave an activities update regarding the center for the last month, and a financial update was presented by Greg Johnson, also of the care center.

A motion was approved to close the courthouse next Monday because of Veterans Day.

The commissioners’ meeting was changed to Nov. 12, beginning at 9 a.m.