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Lewisburg, West Virginia
August 2, 1990     Mountain Messenger
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August 2, 1990

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wisburg City :ouncil Meets Beckley Arts & Crafts Fair Set The Mountain Messenger, Thursday, August 2, 1990 5A f Jonathan Wright a reversal of an earlier vote, .ewisburg City Council July 17 ad thumbs down on final ap- t1 of the adoption of the Build- and Code Administra- (BOCA) Building Maintenance !. was standing room only in lcil chambers, where over thirty gathered to express their about the proposed code. majority were opposed, saying aMid unnecessarily restrict the of homeowners inside their dwellings. Others warned what they believed was the ~'s provisions allowing the zon- and other city officials to private homes when violations code were suspected. Audi- members urged the Council to the code and draw up one of own instead. more than 55 minutes of -'ussion, the Council voted inst the code's adoption three- e. Voting against it were Paul Joe Turley, and Mike ,-,lung. Liz Scott voted in favor of Code, while Tom Campbell ab- other business, the Council from Greenbrier Council Solid Authority members John ikwiller and Richard Coffman, said the leachate pond at the Greenbrier County Landfill an plugged for the first time The measure suppos- prevents runoff from the landfill entering Greenbrier River ~rby. Mr Tuckwiller and Mr ~man said they anticipate an fee of $10 per ton shortly and the need for communities eir recycling efforts. members of the audi- VOiced objections to the decision in June to grant a ,~ing variance to Mountaineer L The variance will allow Moun- to construct an office build- its pipeyard site on Feamster Residents of that area cited and traffic concerns, in addi- ~to what they contend would be invasion of their privacy. Mayor Gainer responded that the con- would be taken into consid- and that zoning regulations be enforced as the gas corn- moves its offices to the area. Council discussed the re- initiated sidewalk renovations [he downtown area. The city has ad C6rdinating the work, and Moss of Hillsboro has been ~r. ed contracts on a series of in- duals sidewalk jobs for down- property owners. Eighteen jobs been scheduled, with the pos- of more being added soon. owners are cooperating on basis and are paying for Work. action was taken on a request a sidewalk and handrail on Fos- Street between LaFayette and streets. The matter is still ing studied. Mayor Gainer said Ins are underway to build steps at northwest corner of the munici- parking lot at Foster and LaFay- streets. The next meeting of the Council be August 21, 7:30 p.m., at City The 1990 Appalachian Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, will be held August 24, 25 and 26 at the Raleigh County Armory-Civic Center. Approximately 150 artisans and craftspeople are scheduled to par- ticipate. This year's festival will feature a Gallery of Appalachian Arts with works in oils, watercolor and pen- and-ink, as well as photography. Craft demonstrations are sched- uled to include candlemaking, weav- ing, woodcarving, blacksmithing, and the making of stained glass, wooden toys, musical instruments and leather goods. Free musical entertainment will be provided and foods and snacks will be on sale. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and students. Special tour rates are available on request. For more infor- mation, call the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce, 252-7328. The Property Valuation Training and Procedures Commission made several major decisions to move the new property reappraisal program forward at its recently concluded meeting in Parkersburg. The Com- mission adopted an outline for ap- praisal plans to be submitted by each county assessor. The plans will specify the steps that assessors will take to appraise property at its market value in three years. County assessors must complete their plans and provide them to the State Tax Commissioner by December 1. The Commission also provided guidelines for the hiring of additional assessment personnel and their subsequent training. The Commis- sLon imposed hiring approval and training requirements that are de- signed to establish credibility for the upcoming appraisal of all property in the State. The next scheduled meeting of the Property Valuation Training and Procedures Commission is August 21, 1 p.m. at the Gateway Holiday Inn in Huntington. \ Jo urn li .:-" ,/, ,,~,, ...... ~, .. --" ,,,. -,,C~ u~ # ,~-, C"- With an all.new 25,000 sq. ft. Super Store, John W. Eye Furnitureland combines their new concept and pleasurable environment along with the areas best product and best prices to say "Nothing Is Impossible". * Although still under construction come in and see us. 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