After Haynes and Sigman leave, there will be three people on the five-member board: Skidmore and Ryan Lockhart, both Republicans from Putnam County's 1st District, and Jim Dillion, a political independent from the 2nd District.
Skidmore will nominate someone from the 3rd District -- which includes the southern part of the county, Culloden and part of Hurricane -- to serve on the board. By law, Haynes said, the board can have just one more Republican member.
Also Tuesday, commissioners also voted to approve renewing its contract with Travelers Insurance. The contract includes a premium increase of 22 percent, or about $112,000, for a total premium cost of $511,167.
The hike still puts Travelers' premium $167,000 below the projected cost of West Virginia's Board of Risk and Insurance Management, which proposed a $678,523 premium, Haynes said. BRIM and Travelers were the only two agencies that presented insurance proposals to the county.
County Manager Brian Donat said a Charleston insurance provider approached him recently and the county may consider other insurance proposals once the contract comes up again. The county currently deals with the Payne & Garlow Insurance, which serves Travelers customers in Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam counties.
"This isn't a quick process. Harold [Payne] and I started it at the end of March and early April, getting all of the information together and submitting it," Donat said.
The Putnam County Commission will hold its next regular meeting July 9 at 9 a.m.
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