Commission Members in attendance:
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
Jason Pizatella, Governor’s Designee & Chairman
Senator Bob Beach Senator Bob Plymale Senator Mike Hall
Delegate Josh Stowers Secretary Paul Mattox Secretary Keith Burdette
Commissioner Rick Handley Mayor Dick Callaway Commissioner Mike Taylor
Joseph Deneault Bob Orders Brenda Nichols Harper
Jan Vineyard Karen Price (by phone) Kenny Perdue
Gary Tillis Gary Facemyer Fred Burns
Carol Fulks Tom Witt David Satterfield (by phone)
Mark Baldwin Wally Thornhill
The meeting was called to order by Jason Pizatella, the Governor’s Designee on the Commission.
The Governor’s Designee welcomed each of the Commission Members and asked them to introduce themselves and the organizations that they represent (if applicable).
Secretary Keith Burdette moved that the Commission adopt and abide by the procedures outlined in the West Virginia Freedom of Information Act, the West Virginia Open Governmental Proceedings Act, and Robert’s Rules of Order. Brenda Nichols Harper seconded the motion. There was no discussion on the motion and the motion passed by a unanimous voice vote.
Governor Tomblin then gave an opening statement and designated Jason Pizatella as Chairman of the Commission.
Each member of the Commission then gave an opening statement.
The Chairman recognized Kenny Perdue for the purpose of reviewing the duties of the Commission pursuant to the Executive Order and a discussion of the Commission’s mission. Mr. Perdue provided an overview of the work that the Governor has tasked the Commission with. The Chairman reminded the Members that the Commission is not charged with analyzing and/or recommending particular road projects but, rather, to examine the state road system generally with