Robert Miller, Jr. President
County Commission Staff
Betsy Wilson Frohnapfel, Administrator
Howard W. Coffield, Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds
Missy Tschappat, Secretary
Marshall County Commission
P.O. Drawer B
Moundsville, WV 26041
P: (304) 845-0482
F: (304) 843-1074
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County Commission Duties
- The authority and limitations of the County Commission is set forth by the West Virginia Code in Chapter 7. County Commissions and Officers. Chapter 7-1-3. details the jurisdiction, powers and duties of the County Commission and specifically grants the following powers and duties:
- The custody of, through their clerks, all deeds and other papers presented for record in their counties, with responsibility for their preservation or disposal as may be prescribed by law.
- The administration of the internal police and fiscal affairs of their counties, with authority to lay county levies, under regulations as may be prescribed by law.
- Serve as the judge of elections, overseeing the proper conduction of the election and confirming results by canvassing. If recounts are requested, the commission conducts the procedure.
- Counties have no jurisdiction over any of the municipalities such as Benwood, Cameron, Glen Dale, McMechen or Moundsville, with the excepting of approving petitions for minor boundary adjustments.
- The Commission neither owns nor repairs any roads, however they may authorize the closing of a road or street that is found to be unused and not within a municipality. This process is done by petition, usually with the owner of the property involved.
- Their general duties include, but are not limited to:
- Preparation and adoption of a budget for all county offices in the Courthouse, except judges and magistrates;
- Laying the levy (setting the tax rates) based on assessed property values;
- Ownership and maintenance of numerous county properties
- Sitting as a Board of Review and Equalization in February of each year to hear appeals on property values for assessment purposes and make adjustments if necessary;
- Appoints members of certain county boards, authorities and public service districts;
- Adoption of ordinances for the protection, safety and well being of the people of the County;
- Grants approval of purchase and payments for all county elected officials except for judges and magistrates.
County Commission Meeting Dates
The Marshall County Commission meets in Regular Session at 9:30 AM on the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October. They meet in Special Session at 9:30 AM on every other Tuesday. The meetings are held on the basement floor of the Marshall County Courthouse in the County Commission Chambers.
West Virginia Code Chapter 7-1-2. Sessions. details
the timeline in which the County must hold Regular
Session Meetings and when they may hold Special Session