PINEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – The Wyoming County Commission gathered for its bi-monthly meeting this morning.
The Commission has been looking for ways to maintain an efficient operation amid the pandemic. One prevailing theme has been searching for ways to keep the county courthouse open while making it safer and easier to access.
“Currently we have a lift that has been in here for several years,” said Wyoming County Commission President Jason Mullins. “It’s served its purpose. It’s functioned well, but the idea is to use the same shaft that we currently use for the lift to put a state of the art, a newer elevator, in the courthouse.”
A considerable chunk of Wyoming County’s business runs through the courthouse. Mullins believes that now is an ideal time to make upgrades for when the courthouse will once again operate without COVID restrictions.
“We feel like it’s a very important piece,” Mullins said. “We want everyone to be able to access all parts of the courthouse. The current situation is an older lift that was put in here years and years ago. It’s served its purpose well, but we’d like to do better.”
While the current state of the courthouse finds no one unsatisfied, the commission is always looking to improve essential areas of the county.
“It’s time to do something a little better now,” Mullins said. “We have taxpayers that come to the courthouse on a regular basis, people coming to the courtroom and employees, and even some lawyers, that come into the courthouse that may need to use a lift or an elevator. We feel like it’ll make the courthouse more accessible to the public.”
This upgrade to the Wyoming County Courthouse will involve funding from the county commission, as well as from grants.