The Times West Virginian

April 11, 2013

County commission hires grant writer

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The Marion County Commission now has a grant writer.

Belinda Biafore was hired for the part-time position at the commission’s Wednesday meeting.

But it was not without a tussle of sorts.

Commission president Randy Elliott and commissioner Burley “Butch” Tennant both approved the hire, but fellow commissioner Ernie VanGilder voted it down.

He prefaced his vote by saying he was in the minority, but was interrupted by Elliott, who called for an executive session to discuss the personnel matter “to avoid lengthy comments about the vote at this time,” he said.

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