In other news:
* Haynes reported that the board of the health department will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the health department and will hold a news conference immediately afterward.
The Putnam County Health Department has been in financial trouble in recent months.
It filed an application with the state health department for $186,000 in funding to tide it over, but had to withdraw the application when the state requested additional details with only a few days until the application deadline.
Haynes said the troubles stem from a prolonged legal dispute with an employee and an expansion of clinical services beyond community demand.
"It's nothing we can't recover from," Haynes said. "It's going to take time, and it's going to take real effort."
Haynes would not say what the news conference would be about but said he thinks a solution is close.
* The commission passed a resolution recognizing the Putnam Public Service District for winning several awards.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources recognized the district with two gold-level awards for 2012 for surface water system of the year and optimized water treatment plant.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the district for its water filtration.
* A subcommittee of the Putnam County Chamber of Commerce plans to propose revisions to the county's signage ordinance to bring it more closely in line with municipalities in the county, according to Haynes, who is a member of the committee.
For example, scrolling message signs are prohibited in the county's ordinance but are allowed in the city of Hurricane. The scrolling signs also are allowed on schools because signage ordinances do not apply to them.
* A bridge in County Park in Eleanor needs about $3,000 in repairs to meet modern standards, Haynes reported.
The bridge, which leads to the county fairgrounds, is not in immediate danger of failing but does not comply with modern standards according to a recent evaluation.
Haynes said he hopes groups with a stake in the bridge, including the county fair board, the city of Eleanor and the county commission, will chip in to cover the cost.
The county commission meets at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the county courthouse in Winfield. The commission will have an additional meeting this month at 9 a.m. next Tuesday to approve end-of-year budget revisions.
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