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Brooke County will renew its workers’ comp policy

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission voted Tuesday to renew its workers’ compensation policy with Encova, formerly known as Brickstreet.

The cost of the compensation will be $74,158, to be paid in quarterly installments.

“This is down from last year,” Commissioner Stacey Wise said. “It’s (down) a little, not a lot.”

The first installment due is $18,540.

The commission also approved the following budget revisions: Office of Emergency Services for $6,547; Commission for $2,250; prosecuting attorney for $842; the courthouse for $10,062.64; and probation for $25.

There were several staffing changes mentioned in the meeting.

The commissioners voted to hire Billie J. Ratliff as a part-time dispatcher at the 911 center.

They also accepted the resignation letters of Nichole Jackson and Zach Ferrari from the Brooke County Emergency Medical Services.

Jackson thanked the commissioners for a “great experience” in her letter.

The commissioners also received a request from the Brooke County Economic Development Authority to have Chris Manack-Stover to be appointed to their board.

Commissioners are postponing the vote until they can verify if the board is currently at capacity.

Brooke County Halloween hours will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. The Brooke County Sheriff’s Department will be available to X-ray candy at the courthouse from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 31 and regular business hours on Nov. 1.

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