The decision to withhold the money was made because the departments failed to provide financial documents to the commission.
The Handley and Tornado departments were slated to receive $20,000 apiece, but had failed to provide financial documents. The Smithers Department, which was also slated to receive $20,000, also did not submit its financial information to the commission.
"Anyone can see that it (Smithers Department) is dysfunctional," Carper said.
The Chesapeake Fire Department, which has come under fire for its financial practices of late, did submit its financial data, and is therefore eligible for the $20,000 in county funds.
However, since the department's financial practices have been questioned in the past, the commission will pay the funds directly to Chesapeake's vendors, Commissioner Dave Hardy said.
The commissioners also sat as a Board of Assessment Appeals during Thursday's meeting. The Board of Assessment Appeals deals with appeals made by the assessor for tax purposes.
The Racing Corporation of West Virginia, the company that owns Mardi Gras Casino, had originally appealed the $47 million appraisal of its Cross Lanes property. However, the company and the assessor had settled on a $40 million appraisal, said Steve Sluss.
Sluss is the attorney representing the Kanawha County Assessors office.
"They're satisfied that this is a fair value for their property," Sluss said about the company.
The assessed value of the property is 60 percent of the appraisal. The assessed value is the figure used to determine property taxes.
Sluss was unsure what the difference in tax payments would be because of the $40 million appraisal.
County Engineer John Luoni also announced that a public hearing to discuss the proposed construction of two cell phone towers in Campbells Creek and Barrens Creek would be held in the commission chambers at the courthouse on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.