PARKERSBURG -Wood County commissioners opened two bids Monday for new security cameras at the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport.
Bids were received from Miller Communications of Parkersburg for $19,980 and Advanced Communications Co. of Wheeling for $32,915. The bids were turned over to Wood County Emergency Management Director Ed Hupp and Terry Moore, airport manager, for review and recommendation.
"This new camera equipment would be for the airport terminal and the areas around the terminal. It replaces an analog system with a digital system. The grant is for $20,000. We applied for $38,000 and didn't get the whole amount we requested, it is a Homeland Security grant," Hupp said.
In other business on Monday, Clint Pifer of C.L. Pifer & Associates, a local landscape architect and planner, was interviewed by the commission for a position on the volunteer Wood County Planning Commission.
Pifer was the landscape architect, land planner who designed Fort Boreman Historic Park and did an assessment of park trails in addition to other projects for the county.
"As a landscape planner, engineer I've worked with the county on a number of projects over the years as well as working on local housing developments. I have 15 years of experience," Pifer noted.
A native of Morgantown, Pifer said he's lived in the Parkersburg area since 1997.
"I've worked with 7-10 developments in the area, including Streetscape projects in Parkersburg. I have been involved with these types of projects everyday so it only makes sense to contribute something back to the community. If I can help in anyway, that's why I'm here," Pifer said.
The commissioners are interviewing to fill a vacancy on the volunteer planning commission board. One other individual was interviewed last week, county officials gave no date when a final decision would be made. The planning commission board members serve in a volunteer capacity. The board meets monthly, if the agenda warrants.