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10A The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, May 10, 1990 Take out a subscription to the Mountain Messenger Subscription Rates In State: $14.84 In State Senior Citizens $13.78 In State Students $11.13 (9 mos.) Out of State $15.00 Out of State Senior Citizens $] 4.00 Mountain Messenger 122 N. Court Street Lewisburg. WV 24901 Ronceverte Will Rescind City Fee Increase Or Put To Vote By Jonathan Wright A petition containing 246 verified signatures wilt make it necessary for the Ronceverte Board of Commis- sioners to decide either to rescind its April 3 municipal fee increase or to put it to a city-wide vote, The news was discussed at the May 1 monthly meeting of the Board at City Hall. A total of 237, thirty per cent of all registered city voters, was needed for petition organizers, who are opposed to the 50-per-cent in- crease for residents and the 25-per- cent increase for businesses. Resi- dential fees would jump from $6 to $9, and business fees would rise from $12 to $15. The Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. May 14 at City Hall to decide whether to rescind the increase or to put the issue to a vote---either dur- ing the June 10 municipal election or at a later date. In other business, the Board heard a report from Commissioner Lindy Hodges, who attended an April 19 meeting of water depart- ment representatives in Beckley. Mr Hobbs said officials from the state described a series of 20 to 30 water tests that all water departments would have to conduct over the next four years. Those tests will measure substances which are currently regulated in water supplies. They will also test water to determine if other ingredients not currently regu- lated should be., Mr Hobbs said the four-year cost to water departments the size of Ronce'verte's will be between $3,190 and $3,540. These funds will not be available from public grants, he said, and will likely result in some increase in customer water fees. The Board discussed a survey completed by a municipal grant committee comprised of Bill Sturgell, Pete Piercy, Dan Withrow, Joe Hobbs, and Virginia Faber. The committee investigated the eligibility of East Main Street, Lewisburg Ave- nue, Ronceverte Avenue, Locust Street, and South Edgar Avenue for a Small Cities Block Grant to be used for street repair. The survey verified that at least 51 per cent of the homes on these streets are "low- income," making them eligible for the grant. An application for the grant will before the May 15 dead- line A request from the Southeastern Regional Workshop asking the city to deed to the group its Monroe Avenue headquarters building was denied by the Board. Commission- ers agreed they would be willing to give the group a long-term lease if workshop officials are interested in that offer. A city-wide clean-u preparation for the Festival, will be town May 19. The rain 2. The city's annual S up Week will be May trash, appliances, and picked up by city crews charge. Residents desiring1 trash pickup should call have their names put on a There was no police Fire Chief Freddie four calls answered in ing three out of town. 26 hours on the calls. tals included 216 for drills 4 for fires. 3.5 H.P. PUSH Mowers Starting at O0 Self Perpelled PUSH Mower Starting at '1 4H.P. 22" High Wheel PUSH Mower $1 0o $ 4H.P. Tiller 1.5 H.P. Tiller '1 Homelite 5H.P. Rear Tine Tiller 00 00 HOMELITE Homelite 14 H.P. 39" Cut Hydrostatic Driver Riding Mowers Starting at $ 00 12 H.P. 39" Cut Riding Mower Sd Off 12 H.P. 40" Cut 4 wheel Steering Off Bagger Optional ALL IN STOCK PATIO FURNITURE OFF Homelite 15" Cut Weed Trimmer 00 Trailer 00 HOMELITE Off HOMELITE Lawn Sweeper 00 I AIR CONDITIONERS SAVE ON ALL IN STOCK MODELS CVR 315 VHS MOVIE-MAKER CAMCORDER CCD Image 3 lux Sensitivity 6:1 Power Zoom Lens Flying Erase Head and Edit Search Variable High Speed Shutter : Auto Focus. Date. And White Balance t EVERY CAMCoRDER ON SALE JC mL -ira COMPANY l West Yirglnla's'l.acgest and Finest I Selection of Pine Quality Brand Name Merchandise e Profaubnel Odiitr/ e Local BankRnandn9 e Smice e 90 Day Terms= e Layaway e Sdectimt '"--- ~,~ ='--L-- ~LJ_ --1 j i.' - L Houri: Mon.-Sat. 9-6 Friday 9-8 Closed on Sunday Greenbrler Valley Mall Lewisburg-Fairlea 045-2100 300 Industrial Dr. Beckley 255-0508 Accepted By Jonathan Wright The Greenbrier Authority heard a 16 from Sherman anapolis concerning a craft salvaging and ness he wishes to locate port. Mr McClung said he family are interested in vaged aircraft and for re-sale. They would struct aircraft on the site. The family is requesting 40-foot building to be of the Civil Air Patrol McClung said he is open to l tions as to whether he struct the building himself the airport to do the work it to him. Authority members Mr McClung to bring 'h! specifications to a meeting for consideratiOP group. The May 14 meeting for the purpose of tractor for the construction hangar. Nine bids were the April meeting and low bid of $80,500 from Building Systems of small hangar and a $117,658.68 from Mour Parts and Repairs, Mount Hope, for a larger Airport Manager John Gwinn said the new hangar for use by stay in the area ready access to a their aircraft--times vately operated !n ~.business at meeting, it was The Greenbrier was the only one of 400 in the Eastern earn a 1989 award from Aviation Administration award cited the airport rior level of safety" in its during the year. The nounced at the April 16 the Greenbrier Valley ity. Carroll Crane, ma supervisor at the local really received the award nual airport conference shey, Pennsylvania. Safety Award plaque managemen~t and staff consistently exceeded ments of FAA ing insured a superior in the nation's aviation sistant operations ma~ Hughes also attended ence. Perry Dowdy, Maxwelton Aircraft appeared before the quest a heating gar, which he leases port. Colonel Gwinn told io bring specifications for the next meeting for by the group. The Authority year contract with the lease of the proacn landing system Four. A request from Johnson for a property was denied. proposed to build a dominiums west of the Park, which the airport requested by letter an near entrance of the road at U. S. 219. bers said they felt road would create too rm tion. Mr Johnson was the meeting, The quarterly for January through cepted. Figures show tures of $242,861.91 of $170,337.23, for a $72,524.68. Colonel loss is normal for the which is usually the of the year. Last ter net loss was $' said. I