PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – The Wood County Commission may consider using funds from the American Recovery Act to help meet a long-term goal set by Commission President Blair Couch.
Couch has proposed consolidating some of the county’s smaller civil service districts for years.
This has been one of his goals in particular since the district commissions were given the power to process rate increase requests from the PSDs a few years ago.
The public law districts of Lübeck and Claywood Park had come before the Commission with requests for fees – in some cases more than once.
“Claywood Park and Lübeck are great PSDs,” Couch told us last week. “But the Charleston Civil Service Commission thinks it’s a worthy goal, and we’re going to involve them in it so we can get it right. I think there are inherent cost savings. “
The commission discussed the idea with representatives of the West Virginia Public Service Commission last summer, while Lübeck at the time had a proposal for a rate hike pending before the county.
The Commissioners will discuss the consolidation idea at their meeting on Monday morning.
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