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Duties of County Commission

  1. Custody through their Clerks of all deeds and other papers to be recorded in the county.
  2. As prescribed by law is responsible for the administration of the internal police and fiscal affairs of the county with the authority to set the county's levy rate and establish the county's budget. It should be noted that the Commission sets and controls only 20% of the total tax rate with the balance being set by the State, special levy elections and municipalities. The legislature now sets the current levy rate for support of the local schools which once was the responsibility of the Board of Education.
  3. Oversees the election process, including voter registration, appointing election officials, providing for establishment and configuration of voting districts, canvass and certification of election results and conducting any recount that might be called for in a contested election.
  4. The Commission through their appointed staff and commissions, take a very active role in the development of the county. These positions and duties are as follows:
    1. County Coordinator: Serves as administrative assistant to the Commission and is responsible to help see that their policies and directives are carried out. The Coordinator is also responsible to assist in the development and management of special projects, especially in the unincorporated areas of the county. These projects include but are not limited to water and sewer construction, industrial park development and other infrastructure and service related projects. The Coordinator often serves as a liaison between the Commission and other agencies.
    2. Mineral County Parks & Recreation Commission (MCPRC): The MCPRC consists of a 10 member board appointed by the County Commission. MCPRC is responsible for the management and development of county-owned recreational opportunities and activities sponsored or promoted by MCPRC may be viewed by clicking on the title of this section.
    3. Mineral County Planning Commission (MCPC): MCPC consists of a 12 member board appointed by the County Commission. Their duties include the development and administration of policies and regulations which provide the orderly development of the county. Please click on the title of this section for additional information.
    4. Mineral County Development Authority (MCDA): MCDA consists of a 17 member board appointed by the County Commission. MCDA'S main objective is to promote economic growth within the county. Please visit their web site on the WV Web for additional information by clicking on the title of this section.

The Commission is also charged with many other duties and powers which are outlined in WV Code Chapter 7.