Government, Latest News, Preston County

Preston Commission approves boards for dilapidated properties and veterans plaza

An enforcement board for Preston County’s abandoned and dilapidated property ordinance was appointed this week during the regular Preston County Commission meeting. 

Commissioners passed the abandoned and dilapidated property ordinance in October. The ordinance requires a seven-member board to review and process complaints.

The Preston County Property Safety Enforcement Agency is to be made up of a county engineer or other qualified person, county health officer or their designee, a fire chief from Preston County, county litter control officer, and two members appointed by the county commission for two-year terms — one at-large and one actively engaged in agricultural practices. The county sheriff serves as an ex officio member and shall enforce the orders of the Preston County Commission.

County Administrator Kathy Mace said she had spoken to the appointees and confirmed their interest in participating.

They are:

Kerry Schultz – surveyor and engineer
Bill Larew – Newburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief
Floyd Wiles – 2-year at-large member
V.J. Davis – Preston County Health Department Administrator
Jay Sowers – Preston County Litter Control Office
George Street – actively engaged in agricultural practices
Paul “Moe” Pritt – Preston County Sheriff

Commissioner Dave Price made a motion to accept the board. Price, fellow Commissioner Don Smith and President Samantha Stone all voted in favor.

The commission also appointed the Veteran’s Plaza Committee to work on a conceptual design for courthouse lawn plaza.

Mace said she spoke with all the individuals to be appointed.

They are:

Samantha Stone – Preston County Commission
Karen Kurilko – City of Kingwood
Bill Benson – Veterans of Foreign Wars
Bill Shockey – Main Street Kingwood
Bob Sypolt – Preston County Historical Society 

The commissioners unanimously voted to approve the appointees.

TWEET @DominionPostWV