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2A June 7.2014 Mountain Messenger - The Weekend Paper for the Greenbrier Vallev II For The Record II I Public Meetings Ronceverte Planning Commission will meet Monday, June 9 in Ronceverte City Hall at 5:30 p.m. On the agenda: • Minutes • Building permits/inspections • Comprehensive Plan • Other business Lewisburg Public Works Committee will meet Tuesday, June 10 at 5 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber in Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street West. The following topics are scheduled for discussion: • Approval of Minutes - May 13, 2014 • Traffic congestion on Dwyer Lane • East Washington Street water pressure issues • Equipment proposal • Leak detection report • Public Works project reports • Communication from Mark Carver • Communication from members Greenbrier County Commission will meet Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in Room 212 in Greenbrier County Courthouse. On the agenda: • Regular Business -Approve Minutes - May 27, 2014 Regular Meeting and May 30, 2014 Special Meeting - Settlements of Estates - Exonerations/County Splits/Consolidations • Financial Approvals -Arts & Recreation Transfer - Budget Revisions - Line Item Transfer - Pay Bills • Public Comment for Agenda Items • Presentation: Greenbrier County Cattleman Association - "Beef for Father's Day" • New Business - Proclamation declaring June 13 as "Beef for Father's Day" along with allowing the association to use green space at the end of parking lot - Consider request ta fund playground equipment for Family Refuge Center - Consider appointments to the Board of Health - Consider signing 6-month agreement for courthouse phone maintenance - Consider taking active stance in protesting the proposed rate increase by Mon Power and Potomac Edison - Update from counsel regarding pending litigation in Civil Action No. 13-C-924 in Circuit Court of Raleigh County, West Virginia and in Civil Action No. 13-C-261 in the Circuit Court of Greenbrier County, West Virginia • Public Comment Lewisburg Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Paul R. Cooley Council Chamber at Lewisburg City Hall, 942 Washington Street, West. The following topics are scheduled for discussion: • Approval of Minutes - May 13, 2014 • Chapman Technical Group Amend Task Order No. 14 • Water System Improvements Contract No. 4 Water Treatment Plant Pay Request No. 12 • Radio Read Project Update • Chapman Technical Group Amend Task Order No. 7 • Doug Hylton Contract Renewal • Michael Mills Contract Renewal • General Fund 2014 Budget Revision No. 2 • Review of Budgets for past Fiscal Years • Commercial Building Plan Review • Liens for nonpayment of Municipal Service Fees • Public Works Equipment Proposal • Water Leak Report • New Street Sign Design • Review of QPEB Actuary Study • Communication from members Alderson Planning Commission will meet Thursday, June 12, in Alderson City Hall at 6:15 p.m. Mr. Jesse Richardson, lead lawyer for the WVU College of Law Land Use Clinic will present information for the next steps in developing Alderson's Comprehensive Plan. (Please note change in date to the 2nd Thursday and time to 6:15 p.m. to accommodate Mr. Richard- son's schedule.) The Alderson Town Council meeting will commerce at 7:30 p.m. as usual, immediately following the Planning Commis- sion meeting. Commission candidate attends ethics training provided by State Fresh off his primary win which toppled an entrenched incumbent and also bested two challengers, Christian Giggenbach, the Demo- cratic nominee for Greenbrier Coun- ty Commission, has completed eth- ics training provided by the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Giggenbach recently made the two-hour trip to Braxton County where the ethics training was held at the Gassaway Town Hall. The ethics training was taught by C. Joan Park- er, the executive director of the West Virginia Ethics Commission. A few of the topics broached dur- ing the training session concerned the prohibition against the use of public office for private gain, the rule against public servants accept- ing gifts worth over $25, and the legalities of public contracts in rela- tion to office holders. During the primary, Giggenbach made ethics and government trans- parency a cornerstone of his cam- paign. "We need ethical leadership at the county commission level," Giggen- bach said. "If we are going to fix the proble/ns of our county government, this is the first place to start." Giggenbach intends to speak about ethics in Greenbrier County politics during a series of Town Hall meetings later this year where Giggenbach will unveil his plan for Greenbrier County. "Old-style politics has cost the Greenbrier County taxpayer a con- siderable amount of money and has wasted time that could be better spent on fixing problems," Giggen- bach said. "It's a terribly inefficient way to run government." Warning continued from Front Page Protection Division or the Better Business Bureau. • Do not feel presstn'ed to accept the deal immediately. If this is a le- gitimate offer, the caller will have no problem sending you additional details about the trip by mail. If the caller resists, it's likely a seam. If you have received one of these phone calls, or have been the victim of a vacation seam, call the Consum- er Protection Division at 1-800-368- 8808. Saving the Blue By David Esteppe The Lewisburg Rotary hosted Margaret Hamrick, president of the Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS), on June 2, and was brought up to speed on the restoration project involving the Blue Sulphur. Springs Pavilion. The Greek-style springhouse is the only surviving structure of the once thriving Blue Sulphur Resort, and has stood for nearly 180 years. It is located nine miles north of Alder- son in the western part of Greenbrier County. The Pavilion was added to the Na- tional Registry of Historic Places in' 1992; and was named to the Preser- vation Alliance of West Virginia's 2013 Endangered Properties List. In March 2013, Governor Tomblin pre- sented a $35,000 Survey and Plan- ning Grant to the Greenbrier Historic Landmarks Commission in partner- ship with the GHS and its Friends of the Blue Committee. The grant was provided by the Department of Education and the Arts through the Division of Culture and History. The Greenbrier County commission has pledged to match the grant. In April of 2013, the owner of the Correction In the May 31, 2014 issue of the Mountain Messenger an er- ror was made in crediting the photographs taken for the front page article about the Lewisburg Home and Garden Tour. The photographs should have been credited to Steve Brightwell, owner of Brightwell Photogra- phy in Beckley. The Mountain Messenger regrets the error. property on which the Pavilion re- sides, Mrs. Rebecca Fleshman Line- berry, generously donated two acres of property and the Pavilion to GHS. Hamrick expressed the sense of urgency for the restoration project due to the deterioration of the Pa- vilion. Rotarian George MacKinnon asked Hamrick for a ballpark figure on what kind of money needed to be raised for the project. She ex- plained the estimate stands at around $300,000; and that donations from the public will be required to accom- plish the historic restoration. Hamrick also noted that an unwrit- ten futui'e goal would be to have a Trail of Springs Tour, which would include White, Blue, Red and Green Sulphur Springs stops. Some of the dignitaries who came for the presumed medicinal pro- eprties of the Blue Sulphur Springs in its heyday included Andrew Jack- son, Robert E. Lee, and Henry Clay. It was thought back then that ev- erything could benefit by the warm mineral-rich waters of the springs. Unlike most springs which originate Embezzlement continued from Front Page and is seeking treatment. Public Defender Joshua L. Ed- wards stated that Ayers has started counseling, secured a job, and has returned $1,200 of the restitution, At sentencing, Judge Rowe said, "You took for your own gratifica- tion; and there was malice." Ayers was then taken into custody, where she will serve 90 days in the South- ern Regional Jail. Afterwards, she will serve up to ten years in the Greenbrier County's Home CorLfine- ment Program unless she paroles out of it at some point. Saints continued from Front Page Practice times and field locations are subject to change with little or no ad- vance warning at the discretion of the Football Operations Staff. Updates are promptly available on the club's digi- tal media platforms., Parking and Admission Infor- mation: For fans wishing to attend workouts at The Greenbrier, admis- sion is available on a first-come, first- served basis. Limited bleacher seating is available at The Greenbrier; please note - there is no reserved seating. Additional seating on the berm is available at The Greenbrier. There is no admission charge for watching training camp practice. An admission ticket will be issued to each person upon entrance to the football facility. The ticket will also enable you access to The Greenbrier property activities and include assorted special discounts. Parking for spectators will be located just east of The Greenbrier in loca- tions easily accessible to the public. Free parking is provided by the city of White Sulphur Springs (take Big Draft Road and look for signs). Spectators will then board on-site transportation for the short three- to five-minute ride to the practice facility. This is the only form of transportation that is allowed to enter the training camp facility. Per- sonal vehicles, walk-ins, and private buses/motor coaches are not permitted. Transportation will run continuously throughout the day taking spectators between the parking lots, football fa- cility and The Greenbrier resort. The transportation fee is $5 per adult and $2 for children under 12. Lodging: The Greenbrier has avail- ability throughout the Saints training camp so please call their reservations team for rates and availability at 855- 851-9901 (option 4). Player Autographs: Following each practice, Saints players will sign autographs for fans. Available play- ers will sign autographs if weather, time and other circumstances permit. Please note, however that autographs are not guaranteed. Still Photos and Video: Fans are welcome to take photos of the players during training camp. However, video is prohibited. Saints staff may request at any time that you cease using those devices. Prohibited Items: Backpacks, video cameras, oversized handbags, outside food and beverage, pets and any other items deemed unacceptable by the New Orleans Saints and venue security are prohibited. Concessions: There is a variety of food and drink available for purchase on site. Drink and food from the out- side are not allowed on the premises. Restrooms: Restrooms are avail- able at all training camp locations. Special Needs: Visitors with special needs should see a Saints or Greenbri- er representative for appropriate assis- tance. A viewing area is available for our disabled fans. 2014 Training Camp schedule at The Greenbrier Date  Time__ July 24 Reporting Day July 25 Practice(Jerseys) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 26 Practice (Jerseys) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 27 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 28 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 29 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. July 30 OFF July 31 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 1 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 Scrimmage 8:50-11:40 a.m. Aug. 3 OFF Aug. 4 Practice (Pads) 4:00-5:50 p.m. Aug. 5 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 6 Practice (Pads) 8:50-11:40 a.m. Walk Thru (Jerseys) 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 TRAVEL TO ST. LOUIS Aug. 8 Saints at Rams Aug. 9 OFF Aug. 10 Practice (Pads) Aug. 11 Practice (Pads) Walk Thru (Jerseys) • Aug. 12 Practice (Pads) Walk Thru (Jerseys) Aug. 13 Practice (Pads) Walk Thru (Jerseys) status for Fans/Media Closed to public Open to )ublic/media Open to Open to Open to Open to Open to Open to Open to Open to )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Closed to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media Open to )ublic/media 7:00 p.m. Preseason Game #1 Closed to Edward Jones Dome 4:00-5:50 p.m. Open to 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open to 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open to 8:50-11:40 a.m. Open to 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open to )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media )ublic/media www.mou ntainmessenger.€om :. !i Blue Sulphur Springs pavilion Historical Society) on hillsides, the Blue Sulphur Spring bubbles up from the ground right in the middle of a field; hence a resort was built around it. Though the re- sort is long gone, a restored Pavilion will no doubt bring the masses back to the area for a look-see, if not a dip. (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Please send donations to the Greenbrier Historical Society; Friends of the Blue, 301 Wes| Washington Street, Lewisburg, Wy. 24901. For more information off helping, call 304-645-3398. Lewisburg Rotary's Martha Hilton presents Children's Home Society's Amanda Thomas with an $800 check. The donation money was raised in February with the sale of Valentines Day cakes made by Hilton and a few Volunteers from Rotary. Sunset Terrace Motel Old Fash/oned Charm with Old Fash/oned Pr/ces Just a half mile from downtown Lewisburg. 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