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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003 "1 trained my cows to call me on their wireless phones whenever they need me. Now l only hafta check on 'em once a week, if that. Life is GOOD..." Larry B. Chapman Cattle Herdsman Store Hours: 8-5 Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Sat. - Phone: 315 W. Main St. o County Commission deals with several agencies'problems ... Continued from Page 1 may have to come out of these funds. Concurring, President Chapman af- firms, "We do need building repairs." Later in the meeting, the Commission's Maintenance Manager Jim McHenry verifies that the roof is leaking and needs to be repaired ASAP. Chapman's instruction: "We need to get it (the job) out to bid before winter." In unrelated prospective repair jobs, the commissioners spoke about re- placing the Courthouse's aging con- crete sidewalks, but felt the primary bid of $3,600 was excessive. In addi- tion, they inspected the recently in- stalled concrete sidewalk at the front entrance of the Annex, finding it to be cracked already and ton roughly fin- ished. Mr. McHenry was instructed to look into this matter with contractor, Eddie Reed. Departmental financial prob- lems The commissioners discussed sev- eral problems in the Sheriffs Depart- ment, lamenting that no one from that agency was available to answer their questions. (Chief Deputy Jimmy Moss's mother had just died and Sher- iff Rose has been on an extended medical leave of absence.) Mrs. Hurley outli nes that the C oun ty Clerk's Office keeps each department's books, but each department is respon- sible for monitoring its own line items to stay within the budget. "The Sheriffs Lg The Commission declined to com- mit any funds to this project. Finally, Mr. Huff endorsed the con- cept of the Little Kanawha Parkway which would "be a boost to this county." As to the Blue-Gray Inter- note of caution that day. The commis- modal Highway idea, he doesn't be- sioners called in County Assessor lieve it willbenefit GilmerCounty as Gary Wolfe to explain why his much. bureau's computer expenses have in- Little Kanawba Parkway mtg. creased so dramatically. "Your com- On a related matter, Commissioner puter bill has gone off the wall," the Kight, who is also chair of the Little President told Assessor Wolfe. Kanawha Parkway Commission, an- Explaining further, Mr. Chapman nounces that the board's next meeting notesthatthe computervendoris"sup- will be at 7 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 7 at the posedtochargeusaflatfeeof$32,000 Rodney Brown Building in Burns- for those services. Right now it will ville. "This location is close enough exceed $40,000 (by the end of fiscal that Gilmer Countians can attend it," 2003-2004)." she states. Bewildered, Assessor Wolfe as- In support, Mr. Huff states, "We've sures the commissioners, "We haven't got to push for the LK Parkway. That done anything different than what will be the salvation of our county for we've done in the past." But, he did economic development." agree to talk with the vendor about the In other business, the commission- higher expenses, ers -- In an unrelated Assessor's Office Congratulated the organizers and request, Mr. Wolfe asked and received volunteers who arranged for the suc- permission to set up a one-day rabies cessful three-day Metal Clean-Up vaccination clinic at the Courthouse Campaign Days in the county; later this fall He relates that many Approved a resolution endorsing people still need to get their pets vac- the recent Zande & Associates Haz- cinated, ard Mitigation Plan for the county Other business presented by Jeff Harvey; Denzil Huff, a Gilmer County o Heard from Dr. Louis Manley that farmer and state Farm Bureau officer, he is willing to allow the proposed appeared to make several requests. Glenville Walking Trail to be con- First of all, he asked the Commission structed along the river on his Manley to pass a resolution endorsing English Farm property, thereby by-passing the as the official language of the United log-jam growing within the circles of States. "In some city schools, chil- city officials and property owners on dren are speaking three-or-four dif- the other side; ferent foreign languages," he says, Approved poll workers for the mentioning that, historically, immi- Vital Services Election and Ballot grants have learned the English fan- (Nov. 8); guageandithasbeenacommonbond. Okayed WVU Extension Office The commismon did not act on thisstaffer's to )ctober 6 Area Briefs cont'd ... Continued from Page 1 been arraigned before Judge Alsop, pleading "not guilty" to felony charges and a misdemeanor leveled against him by Gilmer County's July Grand Jury. He was then released on $5,000 bond and a Jury Trial date was set for October 15, according to Gilmer County Courthouse officials. On July 8 -- one week before, the Grand Jury re-indicted Mr. Kendall on lessor charges than the first go-around of 10 counts which were ultimately dismissed on procedural technicalities. The initial and current charges are the result of a March 7 early morning high speed chase and shooting incident, in which he was involved. The 28-year- old officer is alleged to have chased and rammed a pickup truck driven by Kevin Tingler, 20, of the Burnt House area, to have shot at the young man, and to have held his family against their wills, according to police and news reports. Kendall was initially placed on leave with pay by the Glenville City Coun- cil, then was brought back to do non- field duties for the city under the guid- ance of Mayor Brian Kennedy and Police Chief John Moss, but was ulti- mately dismissed by Council. On Apr. 1, 2003, a Special Grand Jury had originally indicted him on 10 criminal counts, nine felonies and one FORMER GLENVILLE POUCE misdemeanor, but the July Grand Jury OFRCER MICHAEL KENDALL re-indicted him on nine counts, eight felonies and one misdemeanor, ac- cording to Giimer Circuit Clerk documents. Kendall faces one felony count of attempting to commit voluntary manslaughter, three for wanton endanger- ment, three for kidnapping, and one for burglary. The one misdemeanor count was for destruction of property, court records show. According to statewide news reports, Kendall's attorney is also currently attempting to keep the accused's Clarksburg Police Department personnel file out of the trial and asked the court to dismiss the kidnapping charge. Crosswalk upgraded in Glenville The Sign Shop crew from the His crew handles these types of region's state Department of High- jobsinamulti-countyregion, includ- Chal: pump Continued water well drilled on Generators operated te~' were an option well's pump, but from maintenance free. As for powering the l cally: "It would have unaffordable to bring the property, so I had to alterative source of man said. He found that solar-powered pumP, stalled this summer. The system's two 75-watt panels, box, a float switch an actuator to help t~ track the sunlight. A 24-volt pump from the well into cistern that rests pump; once the cisteO pump stops on its o,a~. From the cistern, three water trou "The best thing is, electric bill," he I The pump can be .~ sunlight, by battery, o[~ 1~ nation of both. As l J, sunlight, even a small~ overcast days, the purtq~cL using direct sunlight. Chapman was quality of the water now drinking, than~! perfectly clear, corm+ ground from that it makes you