By Matthew Young, RealWV
LEWISBURG, W.Va. – In an uncharacteristically brief meeting – one which President Tammy Tincher joined by telephone – the Greenbrier County Commission, on Tuesday, appointed Commission Counsel Britt Ludwig to serve as their representative in all dealings with the West Virginia First Foundation.
Through the passage of SB 674 during the 2023 regular session, the State Legislature created the West Virginia First Foundation to facilitate the disbursement of the nearly $1 billion in settlement funds the state is scheduled to receive as the result of various lawsuits against opioid distributors.
As explained by Commissioner Lowell Rose, Ludwig will be designated “as counsel to attend meetings and take action on behalf of the commission at meetings, or otherwise in connection with the West Virginia First Foundation.”
Tincher’s motion that Ludwig be appointed to this role was unanimously approved by the commission.
After a brief executive session, additional action taken by the commission included approval of “operations and management agreement with Citynet Associated with the Greenbrier County GigReady broadband project,” and the approval of an environmental study to be performed on the property occupied by the Greenbrier County Health Department.
At the meeting’s conclusion, Rose noted that the courthouse construction projects remains ongoing, adding that the, “County Commission, the Planning Commission, the Permits Department, and Fiduciary is now in the new building on the second floor.”
The next regular meeting of the Greenbrier County Commission is scheduled for 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 11.