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Wood County, West Virginia

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Transparency grading process

Wood County is one of 55 counties in West Virginia.

Website evaluation

In October of 2009, the County Commissioners hired Computer Consulting Plus for $6,000 to upgrade the functions of the government website. Some of the new functions will include: an internal search, improved methods to update content, higher security and opportunity for officials to add their own content.[1]

See also: Evaluation of West Virginia county websites


This website was most recently rated on an unknown date.

The good

  • Elected officials
    • The website publishes bios of the county commissioners and their roles within the county.[2] An office address, personalized email, and phone number are also provided.
  • Administrative officials
    • Administrative staff provide bios, an office address, office email, and an office phone number.[3]
  • Public records
    • There is a public records database available online.[4] The County Clerk identified its role as the Public Information Officer and provides contact information, including an email form and personalized email.[5]
  • Finance
    • The most recent budget is available.[6] Budgets archives are included in the financial reports, which date back to 2009.
    • The most recent audit and past audits dating back to 2006 are available online.[6]
  • Taxes
    • Information about local property taxes is available. There is also a seachable database for tax inquiries.[7]
  • Meetings
    • Archives of meeting minutes and agendas are available.[8] There is also a general statement of times, dates and locations of meetings on the county commissioner's page.
  • Planning
    • Land use ordinances are posted online.[9]
    • Planning permit procedure is posted online.[10] You can also fill out a building permit form and submit it via email on the site.
  • Lobbying
  • Contracts
    • Open bids are posted on the website.[12]
    • The final version of all bids are published.

The bad

  • Personalized emails are not given for department heads, a general website email is provided.
  • Membership dues for lobbying associations is not disclosed.

Budget

No budget information is available

Stimulus

Over $72,536,463 has been given to Wood County for stimulus projects. That sum comes to $834 per person.

Stimulus contracts, grants and loans in Wood County, W.Va. Data (Abridged)[13]
Recipient Amount Type Description Federal Dept./Agency Date
WOOD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION $8,009,963 Grant State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF) - Education State Grants, Recovery Act Grant awards under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund program, authorized under Title XIV of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will help minimize and avoid reductions in education and other essential pub...Show more Education, Department of / Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 6/30/2009
MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS $5,605,000 DIRECT P Social Security Economic Recovery Act Payments Social Security Administration 6/30/2009
CARR CONCRETE CORPORATION $4,873,800 Contract NO_CFDA_U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only As part of consrtuction on W912DQ-09-C-1050. Maufacture, deliver, and install pre-fabricated toilet facilities. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only 9/30/2009
COMMUNITY RESOURCES, INC. $3,682,763 Grant Weatherization Assistance for Low-Income Persons To increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expenditures, and improve their health and safety, especially low-income persons who are particularly vulnerable such as the elderly,...Show more Energy, Department of 4/1/2009
WOOD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION $3,563,844 Grant Special Education Grants to States, Recovery Act Assist states in providing special education and related services to children with disabilities in accordance with Part B of the IDEA Education, Department of / Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services 8/31/2009
WOOD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION $3,329,124 Grant Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, Recovery Act Improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State academic achievement standards.\' The State may also include any other information, specific to the State, which provides a clear understanding of the overall pur...Show more Education, Department of / Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 4/1/2009
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY AT PARKERSBURG $3,232,367 DIRECT P PELL GRANT PROGRAM Education, Department of /DOED - Student Financial Assistance Programs 8/12/2010
MULTIPLE RECIPIENTS $3,164,106 DIRECT P Very Low to Moderate Income Housing Loans - Guaranteed Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loans - ARRA Agriculture, Department of / Rural Housing Service 1/31/2010
Park Claywood Public Svc Dst $2,397,500 Grant Capitalization Grants for Clean Water State Revolving Funds ARRA grant award to capitalize the West Virginia Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the financing of construction of wastewater treatment facilities and associated infrastructure, green infrastructure and nonpoint source projects. The prim...Show more Environmental Protection Agency 3/27/2009
Park Claywood Public Svc Dst $2,397,500 Grant Capitalization Grants for Clean Water State Revolving Funds ARRA grant award to capitalize the West Virginia Clean Water State Revolving Fund for the financing of construction of wastewater treatment facilities and associated infrastructure, green infrastructure and nonpoint source projects. The prim...Show more Environmental Protection Agency 3/27/2009


Salaries

See also: West Virginia state government salary


Pensions

See also: West Virginia public pensions


Lobbying

See also: West Virginia government sector lobbying


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