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Page 4 -- The Glenville I)emocrat Thursday, May 21, 2009 Community leaders and volunteers uniting for beautification, progress cont'd ... Continued from Page 1 Kelble property, the Old Bank Building are a River Trail. Fishing Dock. and a park, the city will probably have to take it Mrs. Waddell, who wrote the grant for -- now located in an out-of-the-way place placement for scenic spots on the Little over for it to be sustainable. We'd. there- $380,000 and submitted it to U. S. Con- on Howard Street, can be placed on East Kanawha River. fore. welcome volunteers to help us on gressman Alan Mollohan for Congress' Main Street in order to serve a variety of "The FRN Board will administer this this committee.' approval, emphasized that the FRN's functions. "The Kelble Houseis the oldest grant," she said in concluding her power- David Millard. a Gilmer County resi- Board of Directors would have the final home still existing in Glenville," she re- point presentation, dentandchiefpromoter'sofGilmerEDA's say as to what downtown improvements lares. Moreover, it sits next to the Historic For facilitating this meeting and the Farmers' Market. addressed the Beautifi- fall under the scope of the grant's tan- Holt House Museum, a property being projects, the following committees have cation Committee's charge. "We'd like to guage, administered by the Gilmer County His- been formed: Acquisition of Property, put into effect the historical colors for the As the grant was written, it calls for the torical Society. Economic Development. Fund-raising, downtown for consistency and beauty," purchase of the Nettle's Lot, and the cre- She mentions that several local people Beautification. BrandingThemes-Historic he advocated. ation of a downtown park in its place, have already sketched drawings of how Enhancement. Riverfront Development. Jim Bailey, the Gilmer County His- "The park will deal with the town's the Nettle'sLot shouldlook afteritsacqui- Green Space-River Packet Park. Parking, toric LandmarksCommission'sczar. noted riverboat era, the oil and gas industry, sition and park construction. Addition- and Sidewalks-Funding. that the River Front Development Folk Festival, and Glenville State Col- ally, people have desired to have an old- John Bennett. Glenville's mayor and Committee's job has been "thought of for lege." she describes. "There was never a fashioned street-light-typeclock to be in- Property Acquisition Committee chair, years m this city." Continuing, he out- plan for a River Packet Museum in The stalled on Main Street. Finally, planters argued, "As we go forward, we'll need a lined. "We'd like to get the River Street Common Place," she maintains, and trash cans are needed, consensus of our citizens and stakehold- houses next to the old bridge demolished. In addition, with the purchase of the Other projects the FRN is looking at ers in the city. If we get the downtown renovate the bridge, and this river, then. Al-ea Briefs ... H Continued from page 1 [j No 'Business Af-1 Gilmer County Schools ... low on SBA's ... list cont'd ... Continued from Page 1 BOE President Phyllis Starkey asked their school studies. were extraordinarily energy efficient, and Mr. Thompson if he had met with the The SBA appears to be dragging it out the building materials were over 90% CEFP Committee. He said he had; how- as long as possible in getting started on recyclable, ever, there have been no further inquiries progress toward remediation for the two The SBA report advocates the pro- or actions, schools. spective building of, at least, 'one green SBA: All Talk & No Concern for As for moving the Troy and Sand Fork school to start, which is contradictory to the Children? students around, no part of Mr. Elswick's Mr.Raines'statementatapastBOEwork- The Board members went on to dis- letter said anything about moving chil- shop. cuss possible action on facilities, dren out of either of the buildings. He stated that the SBA believes that President Starkey informed thoseSuperintendentTomahinformedPresi- 'brick and mortar' buildings were more present that Mr. Bill Elswick, of the SBA, dent Starkey that Mr. Elswick was trying durable and that they probably would not wants a multitude of things done in the to get in touch with her. Consider any other type of construction course of the assessment of the Troy and The Board agreed to proceed by sched- materials for a new school building. Sand Fork Schools' conditions. She firmly uling the proposed hiring of an engineer The presentation appeared to be well- stated that she requested he put those for the structural evaluations of the Troy received by the BOE members, demands in writing, and Sand Fork Schools. This will be on The cost for .construction would be- The President also requested that any the agenda for the next regular meeting. significantly lower than traditional con- work that needs done, which would possi- Regular Business struction methods by 25%-30%. They also bly displace students, be accomplished The Board unanimously approved in- take less time to construct. A two-year duringthesummer.Ontheotherhand, she voices for payment: however, there was construction project could be done in a feels those in authority could care less some question about particular details of year. about the upheaval of students during the FY 2010 Budget. On its second round llreliBml Bu #ira eel me 2111t lit M! will be our most valuable asset. It's al- readyonthestate'sScenicBy-waysMap." ter 5' this month Dr. Peter Barr. the College's president. spoke about the Economic Development Because of the rush of activity in potential of a beautified downtown. "The Gilmer County to prepare for the 2009 commumty does a good job with the Folk Folk Festival. the monthly "Gilmer County Festival: let's coordinate a variety of other Business After 5 P.M. Social Hour" will attractions-here." he stated, be suspended this month. But. Dave Cor- FRN's Donna Waddell. the main con- coran. Sr.. a Business After 5 spokesper- tact person, can be reached at 304-462- son, states. "We have an interesting pro- 7545 in order to volunteer for one of these gram being lined up for the last Thursday above-noted committees, in June." Hands of Pride owner, Mary Heckert, complains on 'done deal' cont'd ... #ew s SJn a Make your money go further at Fashions Accepting WV Clot~n~Vouc+hers & EBT Cash Cards Regular Hours-'.'?W6~.-"Sat., 9-5; Sun., 12-5 160 MAIN AVE. Weston - 269-5270 The following individuals or businesses want you readers to have a ready reference to them, via their Business Cards. As a result, our "Gilmer Go-Getters" Honor Roll of area shops and offices was created to fill that need. When you have time, or if yon need one of their products and/or services, just stop by and say, "Hello! I saw your Business Card in the Glenville newspa- pers, so I know that I am at the right place at the right time." Area shoppers, enjoy this special section of our newspaper! ANTI .I,,n[ APPLIANCE.8 & COLLECTIBLES t Ib&FuRN|R'URIg t * Layaways avai/ab/e NEWAsh/ey Fumiture I !! 145 MAIN AVE. WESTON /] OPEN MON-SAT 9-5, SUN 1-5 PM FREE GIFT W/$100 PURCHASE J 304-269-28?? Spencer, 531-1552 Earth-Moving Excavation Pond Building Slips Repaired Creeks Channeled Gas, Water Lines Best Care Pharmacy Open House: this Sun., May 3, 1-3 p.m. (Under new ownership) 4 Matthew Genin, Owner Garton Plaza Weston 304-269-3737 904 NORTH LEWIS STREET GLENVILLE. WV 26351 Bruce Fitzwater Vice President Marty Collins Business Development Officer Branch Manager (304) 462-5051 (304) 462-5051 Fax: (304)462-8215 Fax: (304) 462-8215 mcollins@ Continued from page 1 lot. then around the corner to the Wesley Center. arid the center itself to be razed in order to construct a new L- shaped dormitory. This project will mean the demolition of the College's before the Board. FY 2010 Budget passed Maintenance Building, the TKE unanimously. House. and the Wesley Center. in They also approved student transfer addition to taking the property where requests, as well as a trip to Kennywood theFirst Presbyterian Church ofGlen- for the Troy Elementary Abbits on Wed.. ville once stood (now the daycare's May 27. They approved all of the employment playground area). positions. Then. Superintendent Toman On deadline day when contacted. recommended .that they hold the new Dr. Peter Ban', the College's presi- postlngsuntilthenextSuperintendentwas dent, spoke through a secretary, at- in place, firmingthat hecouldn't comment on a The Board agreed to do so. legal issue. Here is the Surprise! Also, GSC Professor Paul Peck. The Board members went into execu- who is the local point person for the tive session to decide on the three candi- Wesley Center. infornaed this news- dates they would choose to interview for paper that the facility is really owned the Superintendent's position Upon returning from executive ses- by the Annual Conference of the sion. the meeting was called back to order United Methodist Church. As a re- and the three candidates were put up for sult, he referred all of our questions to official vote, Mr. Jeff F. Lacaria+ ostensibly the The Board unanimously voted to in- person in charge of the Annual terview Debra Chapman, John Bennett, Conference's state headquarters in and Patricia Lowther. with the interviews Charleston. to be conducted at the BOE office on Fri., Upon calling Mr. Lacaria, how- May 15. Disturbingbehaviorwasnotexhibited ever, he was out of the office until by members of thecrowd, verylikely due Wed., May 20, so could not be con- to the presence of one Gilmer County tacted, according to his voice mail. A Deputy, one City Officer. and one State secretary in that office related that no Trooper. one else could speak for Mr. Lacaria. The End After operating her business for The next regular Board meeting will seven years in the Wesley Founda- be held on Tues.. May 26 at the GCHS tion, Mrs. Heckert feels hurt. "My Library at 7 p.m. NOW OPEN first priority is the children, because in this county, the daycare prox~iders are all filled up," she stated, adding that she now has turned away two couples who want their children to say there, because she doesn't know where she'll be after June. and the dormitory ground-breaking. At the same time. she believes she has a good case for the injunction, a legal tool to pr.event the take-over of her daycare playground from happening. Her attorney, Gerry Hough, Esq., she says. believes that she has a good case. Mr. Hough did not return our phone call on Tuesday. "We don't want to stop the college from building its new dormitory, but we want to prevent this daycare cen- ter from being shutdown." she af- firmed. Her contract, though, is with the Wesley Foundation. which she claims is good for another 19 years. In prior connections with the Cen- ter, she points out that she will be given $7,500 in a severance payment, lamenting that this low amount wouldn't provide enough capital to buy a new location. Perhaps the Rec Center might be a suitable alternative site, she noted. Her center handles 60 full and part- time children, including the after school drop-offs. She employs five full-time staff members, two part-tim- ers, and two summer helpers. "I don't want to cause trouble, or to bad mouth the college, but I don't have a choice anymore, because I don't have an alternative site." she laments. Continuing, and in conclusion, she stresses. "This situation proves that nothing is guaranteed in life; I'm do- ing my best in the work I love. I can't give up on the kids. because when I die, I want God to say, 'I did a good job for the children of Gilmer County'." See related "Letter to the Editor" on pa~e,5, Shop Locally.,.. New Items Arrive Daily! We Now Offer Gift Certificates! Coming Soon: Hand Dipped Ice Cream... We need crafters, call 304-462-3022, if interested. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sun. Closed Call Frank Ames at (304) 462-4393 or (304) 588-3253 4~ If you find yourself constantly allergies, also referred to as aller- ocular allergies. With so many lergy eye drop to relieve itchy relief last? scratching and rubbing your eyes, gic conjunctivitis, are caused by over-the-counter eye drops avail- eyes. "When my pataents ask ad- Safe-Will you have any reac- you are not alone. 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