Commissioners Sam Nolte, Kristie Tenney and Terry Cutright

Commission selects new assistant county administrator

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Commission has selected a candidate to take over the vacant assistant county administrator position.

The Upshur County Commission voted to hire Cindy M. Hughes as assistant county administrator, effective May 29, during their regular meeting May 5. The position was left vacant when former administrator Carrie Wallace resigned and assistant county administrator Tabatha Perry filled that position.

The commission also approved updated hours of operation for the James W. Curry library.

“After discussion, it was determined to remain fiscally responsible for the current situation of the Brooks Hill community, the library will be closed on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday,” Perry said. “On Tuesday, there are extended hours due to a storytime program, and then the hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Library director Judith Williams] will be working 10-hour shifts to accommodate this change.”

The commission also voted to approve a quote from Everbridge of $5,948.64 for the installation of the public notification system Nixle 360, including one year of service and a one-time implementation fee. The ongoing annual fee will be $5,508.

“This request comes by the recommendation of DHSEM Director Steve Wykoff,” Perry said. “He had some issues with the current notification system, which is WENS. Your contract with WENS expires in October. However, we’re requesting that you approve this transfer to Everbridge early, because there’s a two-month implementation period, and then he would like for there to be a two-month overlap. We’re also requesting ARPA funds to cover these one-time costs.”

Early voting will conclude at the Upshur County Courthouse on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Election Day is May 10 and the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The county commission will be canvassing for the primary election on May 16 at 9 a.m. in the county clerk area of the courthouse.

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