28 January 2014, Vol.1, No.2 > 1st ORDER OF BUSINESS
The POCAHONTAS CRIER
(Part of The Crier Coalition of Internet News Services)
Reporting on The United Campaign for County Commission (UCCC) in which NORMAN LEE ALDERMAN (REPUBLICAN), SOUTHERN DISTRICT & PATTI HEINEMANN (DEMOCRAT), NORTHERN DISTRICT are running a joint-bipartisan-campaign in which they both pledge to carry out the same policies & programs to offer Citizens of Pocahontas County a FRESH START! And their FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS begins with Cleaning-Up the Pocahontas County Solid Waste Authority (PCSWA)!
For almost two-decades since its inception, the PCSWA was NOT instituted in a legal manner since only one (1) person of the five (5) member board ever took an ‘Oath-of-Office’ as required by the State Constitution and respective State Laws – but the county commission FAILED in its oversight duties & responsibilities! Not taking an ‘Oath’ or being ‘Bonded’ carries upwards to a $1000.00 FINE for each year per/member of the board – and after 18 years of neglect – that would amount to over $100,000.00 in fines!
The county commission also FAILED its oversight by allowing the PCSWA to have an owner of the County Disposal Corporation on its board, a direct conflict-of-interest, in direct violation of State Law!
The county commission also FAILED to insure that the local ‘Mandatory Garbage Disposal Regulations’ (MGDR), were in full compliance with existing State Laws – and as a direct & proximate result – the MGDRs are in multiple-violations of State Law.
State Law mandates that EACH OCCUPANT of a resident or business is responsible for disposing of solid waste in one or more of six different methods – INCLUDING EXEMPTIONS OF ANY FEES FOR THOSE THAT RECYCLE AND/OR ARE ON FIXED INCOMES– yet the PCSWA only permits two-methods in its MGDRs that generates money for itself – and the PCSWA unlawfully altered the State Law by inserting EACH OWNER of a resident or business!
The PCSWA then illegally hired a private-collections-attorney to sue approximately 600 Citizens in this county to date – all OWNERS on a Deed – with more cases pending, in direct VIOLATION OF STATE LAW – yet the county commission has FAILED to correct this egregious & corrupt racketeering!
According to the State Laws, you DO NOT have to pay anything to the PCSWA if you do not bury anything in the open-dump-landfill, if you are on a ‘fixed-income’, use the ‘Free-Day’, or if you recycle and dispose of all solid waste in ‘an otherwise lawful manner’ such as SELLING all recyclable items!
That is why both Patti & Norman have pledged that once elected, at the very first county commission meeting in January 2015, they will Order-an-Audit of the PCSWA, Order an end to all PCSWA lawsuits against County Citizens, and ORDER ALL PCSWA JUDGMENTS to be EXPUNGED FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS!
IF YOU are registered to vote as a Republican, you can vote for Norman Lee Alderman in the Primary Election on 13 May 2014 – or IF YOU are registered to vote as a Democrat, you can vote for Patti Heinemann in the primary election on 13 May 2014 – but if you are not registered to vote, then you must register to vote on or before 22 April 2014 – and if you are registered to vote, but with no party affiliation, then you can chose either a Republican or Democrat ballot on Primary Day!
Send comments & suggestions to: The Pocahontas Crier,
7837 Wesley Chapel Road, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944-9063
& Send all donations to: The United Campaign for County Commission (UCCC),
c/o Citizens for Common Sense Alternatives (CCSA), a registered Political Action Committee, 7837 Wesley Chapel Road, Green Bank, West Virginia 24944-9063
Phone: 1.304.456.4565 or 3282 (also fax)