Preston County Commission holds last meeting of August


Preston County is gearing up for the annual Buckwheat Festival happening in September, and regulations on this festival was one of the main topics of discussion at Monday’s County Commission meeting.

This was the last County Commission meeting of the month where the board discussed several topics including the county recently receiving a returned check balance of $22,000 from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) after Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Preston County Commission President, Craig Jennings, said there was also discussion about the county recently applying for government funding to help purchase new voting machines for the upcoming election in November.

“We applied for several different grants, some of them are for the machines themselves, some of them are for security of basically they do an audit of our security, how we handle things, how we can make any improvements or changes or adjustments as to how we actually do things during the election and afterwards,” said Jennings.

Preston County Commission typically meets every Monday at 9:30 a.m., but because of the Labor Day holiday the next meeting will be pushed back until the Tuesday after Labor Day weekend.

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