During a Jackson County Commission meeting on Wednesday, Montana Boggess, Jackson County 911 Communications director, announced David Crawford as the new Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC).

As the new TAC, Crawford will be in charge of the records and audits for the center as well as training employees on the new West Virginia Automated Police Network System (WEAPONS).

“He is a great employee that is very dedicated, educated, and hardworking,” Boggess said. “He is an asset to our center.”

Crawford has been working as a telecommunicator at the center since May 2017.

“I am thankful to director Boggess and the County Commission for this opportunity to serve as one of Jackson County 911’s training officers. I love my job and helping the citizens of Jackson County in their time of need,” Crawford said.

He has begun training on his new duties and will take the official title of TAC beginning January of 2019.

“I look forward to training the new 911 dispatchers of Jackson County, where we have some of the best first responders around,” Crawford said.

Also during Wednesday’s meeting:

• Luke Peters introduced Eric Price of Thompson & Litton to the Commission. Peters presented Price’s proposal on the broadband system for Sandyville residents. Price agreed to meet with the residents of Sandyville at Gilmore Elementary School in the near future to answer questions and discuss any issues they may have in regards to the service. After review and discussion, the Commission agreed to approve the bid received by Thompson & Litton.

• Montana Boggess noted she had met with MonPower who is willing to provide classes on electrical safety.

• Walter Smittle reported on the activities of the OES and presented the Commission with a proposed contract in the event of a county disaster, in two phases. Phase one for debris removal and phase two for possible storage for debris once removed.

“We want to keep Jackson County ahead of the game,” Smittle said.

• Commission approved exonerations as submitted by Assessor Brian Thomas.

• Commission approved regular fiduciary paperwork.

• Commission approved the appointment of Keith Burdette, Wendy Staats, Craig Blackhurst, Mike Morrison, John McGinley, and Neil Reed to an additional term as members of the Jackson County LEPC.

• Commission approved William Rusty Casto working as a part-time employee for the Jackson County Assessor.

• Commission accepted the resignation of Rachel Rhodes as a full-time employee at the Jackson County Animal Shelter effective Nov. 15, 2018.

• Shana Clendenin, Mayor of Clendenin and Addiction Education Specialist with Marshall Health, introduced herself to the Commission. Clendenin noted she will be in the area on occasion to discuss her Anti-Stigma Campaign and conduct training courses on how to deal with and overcome the stigmas placed on those who have survived their addictions.