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Council. Meets Ronceverte City Meeting The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 20, 1990 9A Renick Town Council Meets at the White Sulphur Sewage treatment plant resulted in damages of according to Mayor John Mr Bowling discussed de- incident at the March 12 the City Council at City tigating engineers deter- fire began in the control a faulty stand-by gen- shorted, Mr Bowling bproblem was compounded generator failed to shut extensive damage was Tim Harper and Den- ~had the quick mind to cut to the generator," the "The Fire Department to extinguish the fire using Work began soon after- the plant was back in 8. The generator to allow it to be quickly. said, "We'll sit down all parties involved to bear the repair costs." said he believes the city covered" for the and added the of the malfunctioning equipment will likely be re- for reimbursement to the business, Councilman said two bids for op- the park concession received, and both since they were in ex- year's gross receipts. ~ilt once again accept bids one at the April voted to hire the law firm of Spilman, The- and Klostermeyer on a basis for the lawsuit the months ago against Company. The corn- equipment for a lime SYstem at the city's new "The equipment was has always been that said. "Because of had to make exten- lions in the treatment believe we should be for those alterations." L'ncil approved plans of Board to apply for an from the West Vir- Resources Board. The be used for a com- et the collection Sewage mains to de- and inflow of rain lines. Payback of the at two-per-cent inter- of $5,000 per believe the renovation us that much each said. City Budget, total- Was approved on first figure is $8,025 less due partially to losses from the sale liquor store, mandated te Legislature. The more than $70,000 taxes so far this to the mayor. Sec- of the budget will be at at City Hall March Voted to appropriate interest to projects. The inter- received several the city deeded The airport prop- for $1 mill]on and the new water plant Of the $166,000, r time you're feeling extra a thin film of your mask under you **,** from cream to taup -- is I neutral. You'll see in dress gowns. thicker and oilier than :in-care products are so they won't leave , just back from inbetween, you skin by blending one or r palm, then smoothing excess "IV. You to sit still, but to the expert: the right ,. Gats and aJyst. QUI I= 1~1,1 NAB t"~) Jl approximately $90,000 has been accumulated. The remaining $76,000 is expected during the 1990-91 fiscal year. Councilman Fred Bolt presented the city's state-mandated Disaster and Emergency Response Plan. The Council approved it on first reading. Second reading will be given the plan at the special March 26 meeting. A $97,000 increase will be ef- fected will be put into effect with a $454,438 Rainelle city budget ap- proved on first reading March t2 by the City Council. The 1989-90 budget is $357,000. According to recorder W. H. Johnson, the differ- ence results from an expected in- crease in ad valorem taxes and gross sales in the city. The majority of the extra funds would be used for street improvements, he said. In other business, the Council approved a parade permit from a Ronceverte group of Ku Klux Klan members. The group was scheduled to conduct a parade in Rainelle at 2 p.m. March 17. The Council discussed the re- cent visit of two representatives from the Highland Processing Company of Covington, ,Virginia. The men ex- pressed interest in buying or leasing the Bowman Bulk Plant, south of the city on Route 20, for the purpose of beginning a chemical recycling busi- ness. The plant was a distributor of Gulf Oil products from 1943 to 1980 and was deeded to the city when it closed. The representatives will be invited to.attend the April 9 meeting of the Council to discuss their pro- posals. Debra Goddard of the Rainelle Public Library appeared before the Council to ask for financial help. She said recent cutbacks in funding from the state and the Greenbrier County Commission have put a financial strain on the library. The problem is compounded, she said, by in- creased operating costs and an in- crease in the minimum wage man- dated for April 1. Library volunteer Elaine Young presented the Council an operation statement. No action was taken. The March meeting of Greenbrier Citizens Against Drugs will be Satur- day, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church on Foster Street in Lewis- burg. A guest speaker will address the issue of drug paraphernalia and identification. There will be other speakers and entertainment. Several door prizes will be awarded. Everyone in Greenbrier County is invited to attend. Co-chair- men of the organization are Rever- end Jay Talbott, Highland Baptist Church on Muddy Creek Mountain and Reverend David Jasper of John Wesley United Methodist Church. The formative meeting of the organi- zation was held at Greenbrier West High School at Charmco. Pritchard Farley Collins of Rupert is founder of this organization. A downtown parking plan pro- posed by members of the Roncev- erte Merchants' Association was approved March 6 by the Roncev- erte Board of Commissioners. Thirty-eight persons attended the meeting at the Fire Hall. Included in the plan are the re- moval of parking meters, the estab- lishment of a two-hour parking limit, the enforcement of $5 fines for over- time parking, and the designation of "free" and "paid" parking lots. Merchants' Association represen- tatives Virgil Hanshaw and Dan Withrow presented the proposals to the Board. The plan would establish two-hour parking limits in most downtown parking spaces from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "Free" all-day parking would be established on specified sections of the south side of Edgar Avenue, the area around the Island Park Roller Skating Rink, and Main Street spaces west of the Monroe Avenue bridge. "Paid" parking spaces would in- clude six spaces from the traffic light to the Monroe Avenue Bridge, the metered lot across from the post of- rice, and the lot across from the Jobs Company on Edgar Avenue. Parking permits for these areas would be sold by the city for $10 per month. The plan is an effort to stimulate downtown commerce by making parking space more readily available to customers. Merchants and em- ployees will be encouraged to use the free and paid parking lots. In other business, the Board dis- cussed the construction of a 1500- seat amphitheater at Island Park us- ing concrete railroad ties given to the city by CSX Railroad late last year. The city has given a small number of the ties away in ex- change for donations to the city or the Island Park Improvement Fund,. The Commissioners decided to place all such donations in the gen- eral fund and use them for the am- phitheater project. They also voted to complete the project in time for the June 9-10 Ronceverte River Festival. Virgil Hanshaw of the Merchants' Association asked the Commission- ers to consider raising municipal fees to improve services offered by the city. A committee of citizens was appointed to explore various ways of raising additional city operating funds. Commissioner Lindy Hedges suggested the three-member Board have a "working meeting" between regular monthly meetings to ac- quaint themselves more thoroughly with city concerns. The other Com- missioners approved the proposal. Mayor Eugene Kelley announced filing forms for persons interested in running for City Commissioner will be availabre at City Hall beginning March 30. They must be filed by April 30 for eligibility in the June 12 election. The available post is pres- ently held by Lindy Hedges, whose three-year term will expire June 30. WHAT YOU DO IS NEWS TO US ( AND ABOUT 50,000 OTHER FOLKS.) CONTACT THE MOUNTAIN MESSENGER WITH YOUR NEWS 647-5724 I I IIII I I Family Rates ON US ROUTE 60 WEST- LEWlSBURG, W.VA. - 645-2363 Best Rates In The Area Weekly Rates Available Large Rooms TV In Rooms Phones Colonial Mexico Orlando plus Bahamas Cruise Price Classical, central Mexico. Disneyworld, EPCOT, 4-day Guaranteed? Globus-Gateway 10 day cruise, Miami. Cosmos 9 day Yes! Just pay escorted. $978 escorted. $71 2-$818 the deposit! 61LOBUI~- GATEWAY F~rsi-Cla~s tou~ at rea'-;onable pn(e~ Only the pr)ce ~s budge! CALL FOR DETAILS Hills Plaza, Patrick Street Charleston WV 342.6111 1-800-727-1123 The bid of Denver McMillion for the purchase of the town's old Gravely tractor was accepted by the Renick Town Council at its monthly meeting March 5. Three bids, for $50, $100.01, and $200, were opened and read. The Council voted to spend Mr Million's $200 on a variety of needed tools, which will be listed and discussed at a later meeting. In other business, the Council voted to give the town's old push mower to Clyde Pritt. It was stated the mower is beyond reasonable re- pair. The Council discussed making a contribution to an organization of Renick School alumni, which is plan- ning a "Little Miss Falling Spring" pageant. Proceeds for the event will Theatre West Virginia (TWV) is holding auditions March 21 for this summer's outdoor dramas at The Towne Cinema in Beckley from 6 to 9p.m. This season's productions are "Honey in the Rock," "Hatfields & McCoys," and "Grease." Those interested should take a recent resume and photo, Actors are asked to prepare a monologue, singers must perform vocal selec- tions, and musicians must play two minutes of prepared music. Audi- tions for dancers will also be held. For additional information, con- tact TWV at 253-8313. Pet Show Set Plans are underway for Pet- Tacular 1990, sponsored by the Greenbrier County Humane Society, according to Tanyia Monte, presi- dent of the organization. This just-for-fun pet show is scheduled to take place at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medi- cine Athletic Field June 10. Any business or individual wish- ing to contribute for the purchase of awards for the event may call Diane Sutton-Wise, chairman of the pet show committee, at 645-4879. All contributions will be greatly appreci- ated by the Humane Society. ALL SALES FINAL! NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES be gwen to the athletic program of Renick Junior High School. Inter- ested persons are invited to phone Evelyn Roberts at 497-2257 or Betty Yates at 497-2435 for more details. Councilman Nelson Dailey made a motion that the town re-submit a request for funds from the Small Cit- ies Block Grant Program for the re- pair of streets. The Council passed the motion. In the meantime, avail- able town funds will be used to patch several pot holes. Mr Dailey suggested the town designate a spring clean-up day. The Council agreed to the plan and decided to contact civic organiza- tions to suggest dates for the effort. The group discussed a planned March 12 public hearing at the Fire- house to discuss the possibility of using the town truck for trash pick- ups. Greenbrier Valley Solid Waste now provides the service to town citizens. Councilman Patrick Roberts made a motion to write letters to car owners who keep their vehicles on town property, giving them thirty days to remove them. The motion passed. The next meeting of the Council will be April 2, 7 p.m., at the Mount Hermon United Methodist Church. In celebration of 1990 National Nurses' Day, May 7, District 12 of the West Virginia Nurses' Associa- tion has planned a photo contest, with the theme, "Nurses Together in Caring." Photographs will be dis- played at the Greenbrier Valley .Mall during the week of May 6-12. A first prize of $100, second prize of $50, and third prize of $25 will be awarded for the three photographs that best demonstrate nurses per- forming their professional duties, re- gardless of employment area (hospi- tal, home, office, volunteer w6rk, etc). The Association is looking for pictures showing nurses in all set- tings and at all levels, in order to display to the public the variety of opportunities in nursing as a caring profession. The contest is open to all ama- teur photographers over the age of 18. Entries must be accompanied by an official entry form, which may be obtained by calling Barbara Walker RN, President, District 12 WVNA, at 645-3703 or 647-441 t, or by writing to District 12 WVNA, Box 683, Le- wisburg. The photo contest is co-spon- sored by Pacesetters Corporation, manufacturers of cardiac pacemak- ers. !X)OKS GOOD IN i THE MOUNTAIN. MESSENGER . STORE MON.-SAT. 10-8 HOURS: SUNDAY 1-6 LICENSE NO. 618 EXPIRES: 4/6/90 /i