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The Glenville l)emocrat / Pathtinder - Page 13 WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DIVISION OF H!GHWAYS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS .Bids will be received electronically by the West Virg n a Department of Transportation, Division of Highways through the Bid Express Bidding Service (ww~b/dxcom) and by sealed proposals (only when prequalification is waived) being received at its office in I~Jilding 5, Room A-748, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia until December 03,2013, at 10:00 a. m (Eastern Standard Time)• The bids will be down loaded and/or Opened and read publically thereafter for the construction of the following project (s)= Call Contract State Project Federal Project Description ================:============================= ==========================:=== ====:=:==~_====:===========_-===.====== 003 "1309507 S311-33-16.59 00 STP-0033(366)D DECK RENOVATION GLENVILLE TRUSS 0.03 MILE E CO't 19/9 COUNTY: GILMER BRIDGE: GLENVlLLE ASPHALT ON STEEL DECK TRUSS TRUSS SPAN(S): 2 STRUCTURE STEEL: Proposals will be received from prequalified and West Virginia licensed contractors only except that on Federal-Aid Projects. A contractors' license is not required at time of bid, but will be required before work can begin. Registration is required with the Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing, in accordance with Chapter 5A, Article 3, Section 12 of the West Virginia code. All contractors submitting bids on project(s) must include one of the following forms properly executed with each proposal: Proposal Guaranty Bond, Cashier's Check, or Certified Check for $500.00 or 5% of total bid, whichever is greater• *These are projects on which any contractor with a Category "W" Prequalification Rating may beeligible to bid. The West V rg n a Department of Transportation, Division of Highways reserves the right to defer, delay or postpone the date for receivin g and publicly ' opening proposals for any project designated in this advertisement, with out the necessity of ren ewing such advertisement. All bidders holding valid bidding proposals will be notified of such deferment, delay or postponement and the date that proposals will be recieved and publicly opened. The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered nto pursuant to this,advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Division of Highways. ,Gregory L. Bailey, P.E., Deputy State Highway Engineer - Programming and Planning Legal Class I1-O 2t 10-24 ................................................................................................................................... o .............................................................. PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON CASE NO. 13-1064-E-P MONONGAHELA POWER COMPANY and THE POTOMAC EDISON COMPANY Petition for Commission review and approval of a vegetation maintenance program. NOTICE OF FILING AND HEARING • On July 23, 2013, Monongahela Power Company and-The Potomac Edison Company (Compa- nies) filed a petition for review and approval of a Vegetation Maintenance Program (Program) for its electric distribution system• The Companies propose to utilize cycle-based management to help ensure the continued safe and reliable operafion of the distributiQn system. The petition also requests rate recovery through a surcharge. The Commission required the Companies and each electric utility in the State to make this filing in an order issued in Case No. 12-0993-E-T-W-G I, Investigation into Utility Response and Practices Regarding the Recent Summer Storm, Commission Order issued January 23, 2013. The Companies are required to implement a reasonable vegetation trimming program assuring all rights-of-way will be maintained over a proposed period of time. The Commission also required utilities to propose a method for rate recovery of the increased costs re!ated to vegetation trimming and if a surcharge mechanism were proposed, the utility was to provide estimates of the proposed annual increase in revenue. The instant petition states that the Companies propose to implement a vegetation maintenance program for th eir Zone 3 distribution lines, which comprise approximately eig hty-four percent of its total distribution lines, and its Category 2 transmission lines of 138kV. The petition explained that the Companies' Zone 1 and Zorre 2 distribution lines are in good condition and will not be included in the new Program but will continue to be maintained through the existing vegetation management program. If approved, the Program would be based on an initial cycle of five years. On completian of the five year cycle, the Companies will evaluate results and consider whether to move to an increased or decreased cycle. The Program would focus on ground to sky clearing rather than canopy trimming where appropriate. The Companies estimate that the dollar amou ntand percentage increase of the proposed vegetation management surcharge on the average customer's monthly bill for each of the customer classes based on the average use of the customer classes will be: ($) INCREASE .(%) INCREASE Residential 2.90 Commercial 12•19 ~: , ::. Industrial 75.00 3.1 3.3 2.9 Lighting 14.59 2.0 The above are estimates only and individual customers may receive increases that are greater or less than the estimate stated here. The requested surcharge is only a proposal and is subject to approval, denial, or modification (increases or decreases) by the Public Commission in its review of this filing• Any increase or surcharge will not become effective until authorized andapproved by the Public Service Commission. Intervenors in this case include the Commission Consumer Advocate Division and the West Virginia Energy Users Group. The Commission established a procedural schedule and set this case for hearing to begin Tuesday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commission offices, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, West Virginia. Interested persons may appear at the hearing to make public comment. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene in this case should file a written protest or petition to intervene pr or to October 15, 2013, unless that date is modified by Commission order. Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect.your rights to protest any rate increases and to participate in future proceedings. All protests or requests to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or intervention. Requests to intervene must comply with the Commission' rules on ntervention. Address all protests and interventions to: Executive Secretary, Public Service Commission of West Virginia, P.O Box 812, Charleston WV 25323. A copy of the Companies' proposal is available for public inspection at the office of the Executive Secretary ofthe Public Service Commission at201 Brooks St., Charleston, WV, or by accessing Case No. 13-1064-E-P in the Commission case information tab at the website FirstEnergy Media Legal Class I, It 10-17 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON At a session of the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF WEST Charleston on the 10~h day of OctobeL 2013. VIRGINIA in the City of CASE NO. 12-1380-PWD-CN-PC (REOPENED) GILMER COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT, a public utility, Glenville, Gilmer County. Application for a certifica.te of convenience and necessity to construct an extension to its existing waterworks system to serve approximately 75 additional customers in the areas of Coxs Mills, Wolf Pen and Alice Road, Gilmer County, and petition for consent and approval of a water sales agreement between the District and the City of Glenville. AMENDED NOTICE OF FILING On September 30, 2013, Gilmer County Public Service District filed a petition to reopen the certificate previously granted by the Commission to expand the scope of the project to add the construction of one or both of the following extensions to its water distribution system: An extension of approximately 31,300 linear feet to serve the Calhoun-Gilmer County Career Center (Career Center Extension) and offer service to eleven other new customers at an estimated construction cost of $330,545. An extension of approximately 5,200 linear feet to offer service to eig ht new customers at Coxs Camp (Coxs.Camp Extension) at an estimated construction cost of $77,750. Gilmer County estimates thatconstruction costs will total approximately $461,045• It proposes that these costs will be financed with funds remaining and construction contingency funds from the original project and a $50,000 contribution from the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center. Gilmer County will first utilize funds for the Career Center Extension and th.en pursue the Coxs Camp Extension, in that order, to the extent funds permit• Following completion of construction of these extensions, the utility anticipates no increase in water rates above the rates previously approved by the Commission. The application is available for public inspection at the Public-Service Commission 201 Brooks Street. in Charleston. West Virginia. Anyone desiring to protest or intervene should file a written protest or petition to intervene within 30 days following the date of this publication unless otherwise modified by Order. Failure to timely protest or intervene can affect your right to protest aspects of this reopened certificate case or to participate in future proceedings• All protests or petitions to intervene should briefly state the reason for the protest or intervention. Petitions to intervene must comply with the Commission's rules on intervention set forth ir the Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure, 150 C.S.R. Series 1. All protests and petitions to intervene should include the case number listed above and be addressed to Sandra Squire. Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 812 Charleston. West Virginia 25323. GILMER COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE DISTRICT Bowles Rice, LLP Legal Class I, It 10-17 .................................................................................................................................. OOO O 4} • • • • • • (~ • O(} • O(} O OO O OOOO OOOO OO OO OO OO 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world. . WilliamShakespeare O O ID O ID O tD • • ID • • ID ID • ID O tP O O O O O O O O O O O O O O @ O O O O O @ NOTICE TO GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS News Pursuant to West Virginia Code 5G-1-4, the Gilmer County Board of Education is seeking.(Loortnoose expressions of interest from Geotechnical Engineering firms to provide geotechnical engineering services for a new Gilmer Elementary School. Family Court News Qualified firms are invited to submit their expressions of interest, to include a statement of Wed., Oct. 9, Family Court Judge qualifications, performance data, and other relevant information no later than October 31,2013, 4:00 . had six cases on his docket in Gilmer p.m. Proposals shall be sent to the following locations by the time and date stated. Gilmer County Schools 201 North Court Street Glenville, WV 26351 Attn: Ron Blankenship, (304) 462-7386 Superintendent Williamson Shriver Architects, Inc. 717 Bi~gley Avenue Charleston, West Virginia 25302 Attn: Ted A. Shriver (304) 345-1060 Specific project information is available by contacting the Architect above or at Dlanholded/st @ wsGarch, #om All individuals or firms must be licensed to perfo rm work in th e state of West Virginia in accordance with applicable registration laws• An administrative selection team will evaluate the submitted statements of qualifications and conduct discussions with no more than three firms being deemed the most qualified. The recommen- dation by the selection team will be made to the Board of Education. The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all statements received and to make the award in ahy manner deemed by it, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of Gilmer County Schools and in accordance with WV Code 5G-1-4. ~~:i:{:i~ii~....:::::::::::~iii::i::~::~:::::~::::::~i~F::::::~i~Ei~]::~i~ii~{~i~ii~EE:::::~iii~ii~]~:i:::::::::::iEEE~i~Ei~i:::::::~iiiii~ii~i~i~i~:i~iiiii:iiii~iiiii~E~i~::::::::::::::::::~i.ii~~:i:~:~~~~:::~:~::::~:::::::~~~):::::ii!::::::~ :::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::: : :::::: YOUNG LEADERS-- (L to R) Sadie Bracewell, Gwendolyn Jones, Brittany Cunningham, Delta May, Chelsea Oiler, Jenny Edman, Kyle gh Hosey, Brittney Whytsell, Justin Mowrey, Delta Thomas and Advisor, ' Sarah Dennison. Not pictured, Katie Riggs. Calhoun Gilmer Career Center in Attendance BusinessstudentsfromtheCalhoun Karaoke, Board games, and Minute various business topics and if they Gilmer Career Center FBLA/PBLto Win-It type competitions, win first, second or third at States, organization recently attended the Students also took some prelimi- they will be asked to attend the Na- FBLA/PBL Fall Leadership Confer- nary competition tests and competed tionalLeadershipConferenceinNash- ence at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods against other schools in the chapter ville TN, June 24-July 2. Students are WV On October 7t~& 8th. Keynote competition. PBL Student J:ustin very excited about attending these speaker, WV State Auditor Glen Mowrey, won in Networking Con- conferences and would appreciate Gainer, spoke about Financial Lit- cepts and Technology Concepts and your support. If you would like to eracy and students attended various we are very proud of him. Our State sponsorastudentforthesetrips, please sessions on Finance and other Busi- Leadership Conference is scheduled contact CGCC FBLA/PBL Advisor, ness Topics. Students also partici- for March 31:April I where students Sarah Dennison, for more informa- pated in various fun activities like will compete against other schools in tion. WV Dept. of Veterans Assistance Announces Scheduled Visits The WV Department of Veterans laxly scheduled visits will take place Assistance (WVDVA) announced at the following locations. Sessions • department representatives, includ- are conducted on a first come, first ing a Veterans Service Officer from serve basis, but calling ahead of time the Spencer Field Office and a Vet- is still encouraged. For moreinforma- erans Social Worker (when avail- tion call 304-927-0980. Please note, able), will host regularly scheduled due to these itin, erant visits, the Spen- visitstolocationsinCalhoun, Gilmer, cer Field Office located at 811 Jackson and Wirt Counties. These Madision Avenue, Suite 29, Spencer, representatives will work various WV, will be closed on Wednesdays. locations on designated days each Where: Calhoun County Court- month in an effort provide veterans house, 363 Main St., Grantsville, WV with more convenient access to the -26147 WVDA. When: Second Wednesday of each "With mobile offices, we have the month 8:30 am to 10:30 am ability to more easily assist veterans Where:GilmerCountySeniorCen- in all regions of our state," Cabinet ter, 720 N. Lewis St., Glenville, WV Secretary Rick Thompson said. 26351 "Through these visits, we can connect When: Second Wednesday of each with a variety of programs and ser- month 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. vices to address their needs. My goal Where: Wirt County Citizens is to make sure veterans in every (Committee on Aging), 74 Senior cornerofthestateandhavetheoppor- Circle, Elizabeth, WV 26143 (Off tunity to receive our help." Washington St.) Veterans Service Officers provide When: Third Wednesday of each guidance to veterans who wish to file month 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for federal or state benefits such as a Where: Ripley Seni0rCenter (Jack- federal VA pension or service-con- son County), 121 South Court St., nected disability. Widow's pensions Ripley, WV 25271 and VA home loans are among other When: Fourth Wednesday of each potential benefits. Veterans Social month 9:00 am to 11:00 am Workers connect individuals with Where: Ravenswood Senior Cen- resources in such areas as education, ter (Jackson County), 511 Washing- finances,housing, employment, coun- ton St, Ravenswood, WV 26164 seling and more. When: Fourth Wednesday of each Beginning immediately, the regu- month 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Daniel Keith Smith II State Farm Agent Glenville. WV 26351 Bus: 304-462-7000 daniel.smith, l ....... County. He terminated two domestic violence orders. Two divorces were continued. Two divorces were granted as follows: Amanda L. Helmick (34) of Grantsville divorced Scott Helmick (37) of Burnsville; and Harlin A. Campbell (22) of Glen- ville divorced Ashley Campbell (24) of Weston. Campus Security Glenville State College On Thurs., Oct. 3, Joseph M. Wright was cited for littering. Sheriff's Department Reports & Citations On Wed., Oct. 9, Orlandus D. Har- ris was cited for speeding• On Sun., Oct. 13, Adam M. UIIom was cited for running a stop sign and no proof of insurance. On Sun., Oct. 13, Terrell L. Jeffers was cited for speeding. State Police Reports & Citations On Sun., Oct. 6, Kristi Monet was cited for no proof of insurance. On Tues., Oct. 8, Matthew E. Hale was cited for driving suspended / re- voked for DUI. Civil Court Gilmer County Magistrate,s Court On Wed., Oct. 9, Dale Norman sued Heather Black in the amount of $5,186.36. Misdemeanor Gilmer County Magistrate's Court On Tues., Oct. 8, Matthew E. Hale was charged with driving suspended / revoked for DUI. On Fri., Oct. 11, Polly A. Dickey plead guilty to assault in exchange for" the felony charge of malicious as- sault. She was fined $50 and ordered to pay court costs of $160.25. In addi- tion, her sentence of six months in jail was suspended and she was given 30 days home confinement and 5 months unsupervised probation. On Sun., Oct. 13, Ralph K. Lunsford, Jr. was charged with joy- riding and driving revoked prior to DUI. On Mon., Oct. 14, Ralph K. Lunsford, Jr. was charged with driv- ing under the influence. The Way It Was The Satellite Mon., Nov. 13, 1944 It's Still a Freshman Cap The time will soon come for us to start our long journey through col- lege. The most of us will be going to Glenville State with our little blue freshman hats shining. The little blue hats are not flattering when they have been worn in the rain and then put on the heater which makes the small white button on the top stand up in a peak. If one would be looking from a distance at a green freshman he would think the "greeny" had a head shaped like an egg. The rain is not only destructive to the shape of the hat but also to the color• The hat has white letters on the front which are usually light blue from the fading of the blue. With all the faults of the "greeny's" hal, the wearer can always look back with joy for the freshman rules he did not obey and the privileges he did not .get as a freshman. HE will always remember that he came up through the ranks gaining each step in the usual manner, making friends, enjoy- ing school days as a regular student. He has the satisfaction that he has not missed anything. Here's to memories that we as high school students look forward to as a result of wearing the freshman cap next year. Courtesy of"Al" Bush, Class of 1946 and GHS Alumnus of the Year, 2012. Ask about Total Loss Debt Cancellation.* It's another great reason to get your loan from State Farm Ba0k':. 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