An electronic payroll system that was supposed to improve efficiency, accountability and transparency has not done so according to Commissioner Eron Chek. As a result, The Hancock County Commissioners voted Tuesday to discontinue using it and exit the contract with PayCom.

The Commission voted to send a letter to Weirton Medical Center supporting its grant application to the Health Resources and Services Administration requesting funding for the expansion of WMC’s emergency department.

“Weirton Medical Center plays a pivotal role in the health and well-being of the residents of Hancock and Brooke counties in West Virginia serving as a cornerstone of the local healthcare infrastructure. The hospital not only provides essential medical services but also contributes significantly to the overall quality of life in the region,” states the letter.”Expanded emergency services offered by Weirton Medical Center are desperately needed in our region and we whole-heartedly support your ongoing efforts to provide high-quality health care and emergency services to those in need throughout the Ohio Valley.”

In other business, the Commission:

**Approved the establishment of a new bank account and the creation of the EMS Salary Enhancement Fund;

**Accepted the resignation of Bob Connors as a Deputy Sheriff and Security Officer and thanked him for his years of service;

**Approved Morningstar Richards, William Beiling, Virginia Hatfield and Jacob Eureka to the Sheriff’s Reserves.