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WWW_ mou ntain m~.~e.ncler_com MWV to create world trout fishery in First phase of MWV Trout Adventure under- way MeadWestvaco Corpora- tion recently announced a program to create one of the finest trout fisheries in the Appalachians. The program, called MWV Trout Adventure, is being conducted in coop- eration with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR). The initiative will involve active management of trout habitat and populations over a landscape-scale net- work of natural watercourses encompassing 146,000 acres of company-owned forest land in Greenbrier, Nicholas and Fayette Counties. "MWV Trout Adventure is a natural extension of our long- standing commitment to sus- tainable management of our forests. Proper forest manage- ment yields a broad array of ecosystem services including wildlife-based outdoor recre- ation," said Aaron P1augher, MWV forester and wildlife bi- ologist. "By scientifically ana- lyzing the potential capacities of these streams we will take steps to improve habitat and cause Brook Trout popula- tions to grow over time." Beginning with the main stem and tributaries of Lau- rel Creek upstream from Jettsville, and continuing over a period of several years, 538 miles of streams will be analyzed to determine what treatments might enhance the habitat capacities for na- tive Brook Trout in particu- lar stream segments. Since 1974, MWV has monitored water quality at seven sam- piing points in the watershed, checking water level, temper- ature, pH, conductivity, and turbidity. The baseline phase of the project included a broad in- ventory of streams and fish resources in the main stem and 14 headwater streams of Laurel Creek before any changes are introduced to the streams. MWV and WVDNR biologists sampled sections of those streams using an elec- troshock technique to mea- sure the number and size of fish in the stream. The pro- cess involves stunning the fish so they momentarily rise to the surface so they can be collected in nets, measured and weighed, then returned to the stream unharmed. All of the sampled streams were found to have native Brook Trout populations. In addition, initial sampling ofpH levels found four streams with pH below 6.0 (threshold for native brook trout). Those four streams were selected for treatment with limestone fines to improve stream pH to a level ideal for Brook Trout. The structure of the streams was also inspected and was found to be lacking in natu- ral pools which serve as criti- cal areas of refuge for trout in times of low water and a place to hide from predators. '~I~ne health and productiv- ity of MWV forests will be en- hanced through these state- of-the-art scientific practices," said Kirby Funderburke, di- rector of MWV Central Re- gion. "By professionally man- aging our mountain streams. already recognized for their pristine water quality, we can sustain growing populations of trout for the next genera- tions of trout fishermen here in West Virginia." During later phases of the MWV Trout Adventure pro- gram, strategically placed pools will be created using on- site materials to improve the habitat for native brook trout. This step, along with activi- ties to limit the encroach- ment of non-native competi- tors and the establishment of catch and release access to the streams, will enhance the habitat for native trout ~nd other appropriate species found there. For more information, please visit www.mwv.com. Greenbrier Tournament East Volleyball Invitational Scores Sept. 26 Pool Play Pool A Greenbrier East 2 vs. Greenbrier West 0 Greenbrier East 2 vs. Huntington 0 Greenbrier East 2 vs, Summers County 0 Huntington 2 vs. Summers County 0 Huntington 2 vs. Greenbrier West 0 Summers County 2 vs. Greenbrier West 0 Pool B James Monroe I vs. Independence 1 Ripley 2 vs. Independence 0 Cabell Midland 2 vs. Independence 0 Ripley 2 vs. James Monroe 0 Cabell Midland I vs. James Monroe 1 Ripley 2 vs. Cabell Midland 0 Pool C Greenbrier East JV 1 vs. Shady Spring 1 Woodrow Wilson 2 vs. Shady Spring 0 Nicholas County I vs. Shady Spring 1 Woodrow Wilson 2 vs. Greenbrier East JV 0 Nicholas County 2 vs. Greenbrier East JV 0 Woodrow Wilson 2 vs. Nicholas County 0 Ist Round of Single Elimination Tournament Nicholas County 2 vs. Greenbrier West 0 Shady Spring 2 vs. Summers County 0 Cabell Midland 2 vs. Greenbrier East JV 0 James Monroe 2 vs. Independence 1 Quarterfinals Huntington 2 vs. Nicholas County 0 Woodrow Wilson 2 vs. Shady Spring 0 Greenbrier East 2 vs. Cabell Midland 0 Ripley 2 vs. James Monroe 0 Semifinals Huntington 2 vs. Woodrow Wilson l Greenbrier East 2 vs. Ripley 1 Fh-tals Greenbrier East 2 vs. Huntington 0 Legal Notice G REENBRIER COUNTY COUNTY COMMISSION In accordance with West Virginia COde 8A-3-6, the Greenbrier County Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on November 10, 2009, in the Greenbrier County Courthouse located at 200 North Court Street in Lewisburg, West Virginia, to determine whether to adopt, reject, or recommend changes to the Greenbrier County Comprehensive Plan. Public comments may be made during the public hearing, and written comments will also be accepted if received by the Planning Commission prior to the close of the public hearing. Written com- ments may be mailed to: Greenbrier County Comprehensive Plan, 200 North Court Street. Lewisburg, WV 24901. Copies of the proposed Comprehensive Plan are available online at: www. cambdaplanninggroup.com. Copies are available for review in the Greenbrier County Planning Department (located in the Courthouse), and will be available at public libraries in Greenbrier County prior to November 10, 2009. If you encounter a problem accessing the proposed comprehensive plan, or have questions concerning the plan, please call the planning department at: (304) 647-6630. Due to the size of the document, persons interested in obtaining their own copy of the proposed plan will be asked to download and print a copy from the aforementioned web address. Tho Weekend Paper for General Andrew Lewis Chapter NSDAR kicks off 2009'2010 year The General Andrew Lew- er, Louise Knight, gave the is Chapter, NSDAR, kicked Treasurer's report. Chap- off their 2009-2010 year lain, Ruth Sturgill, asked a with a luncheon meeting blessing upon the food and Sept. 19, at the Greenbrier everyone enjoyed a delicious Golf and Tennis Club. The luncheon consisting of soup, meeting featured Ginger salad, fruit, rolls and des- Nalley, NSDAR Stfite Regent sert. as guest speaker. This was Betsy introduced our spe- her official visit to all chap- cial guest speaker, Ginger ters of the Southern Dis- Nalley, who presented an trict. Daughters of the Gen- interesting program entitled era] Andrew Lewis Chapter "What Makes a OAR Chap- served as hostesses. The fol- ter?" She told us that we lowing members attended: owe much to our ancestors Jo Lynn Ball, Nancy Beck, one thing being our free- Lynn Brody, Leah Feyh, dom to rule ourselves and Sally Ford, Ramah Jones, asked, are we doing enough Margaret Kellison, Louise now, today, to honor those Knight, Vivian Longanacre, ancestors? Are we keeping Kitty Louderrnilk, Karen Me- their American dream alive? Clung, Eleanor Porter field, Would they be as proud of us Mary Richmond, Elizabeth as we are of them? She en- Sales, Elizabeth Scott, Bren- couraged us to read and use da Spencer, Linda Spencer, the national handbook and Ruth Sturgill, Diana Taylor, national and state by-laws Peggy Truman, Bettie Wood- as well as our skills, ideas ward, Anna Workman, and and talents. Ginger also re- Jeannie Wyatt. minded us that every piece Members from the South- of history we preserve is ern District representing Pe- priceless and that we should ter's Mountain Chapter were do whatever we can to make Marjorie Allen, Caroline Kle- that happen. zli and Myrtle Simms. Regent Betsy Sales Members representing the thanked Ginger for her visit Captain James Allen Chap- and also thanked everyone ter in Beckley were Betty for coming. She recognized Dahmer, Peggy Scheff, Mary members of the General Stover, Linda Whitman and Andrew Lewis Chapter for Maxine Whitman. their volunteer work at the Special Guests were Gin- State Fair Museum. It was ger Nalley, State Regent; noted that new yearbooks Shirley Gilkeson, VP Gen- were available with payment eral NSDAR and Honorable of dues. The meeting was State Regent; Corn Teel, adjourned by reciting the State Parliamentarian; and American Creed. Pat Daugherty, State Chair- Next month's meeting is man NSDAR Museum in a field trip to Virginia with Washington, DC and West- guided tours of the National ern District Director. D-Day Memorial and Pop- Regent Betsy Sales opened lax Forest, Jefferson's other the meeting leading the home. There will be a lun- members in the ritualistic cheon stop at Liberty Sta- ceremony. Acting Treasur- ILion in Bedford, VA. the Greenbrier Valley- Mountain Messenger Oct. 3. 2009 5B Oct. 8 kicks off our Thurs- Greenbrier Valley Fitness. day Night Concert Series at Monday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.; the Irish pub in Lewisburg! Wednesday, Oct. 14 at6p.m.; (Oct. 8 - Apr. 1) Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.; Jimmy Costa, Friday, Oct Monday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. 2, 5 p.m. * T.O.O.T is coming! Oct. Gary Roper, Thursday, 10. The Irish Pub will be open Oct. 8, 8 p.m. cover TBA early. Leah Trent, Sunday, Oct. Greenbrier Celtic Society 11, 2:30 p.m. Meeting: The Celtic Society Tom Martin, Thursday, will organize, support, and Oct. 15, 9 p.m. $5 cover promote cultural events and Dan Freeman, Thursday, activities in Greenbrier Coun- Oct. 22, 9 p.m. c o v e rty, such as genealogy, music TBA and language, travel, food and Sweety, Thursday, Oct. drink, and has a goal of estab- 29, 8 p.m. cover TBA lishing a Greenbrier County Patrick O'Flaherty, Friday Celtic Festival & Highland - Monday, Oct. 2-5, 9-12, 16-Games. The upcoming meet- 19, 23-26, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 6 ing on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. p.m. at the Irish Pub is open Italian Night, Monday, to everyone. Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m. - Penne pasta Halloween Bash on Satur- with marinara (with or with- day, Oct. 31--get 20 percent out Italian sausage and home-off if you wear a Costume; made meatballs) served with Tarot Card Readings; Race for salad a~nd bread - $12.50. the Cure Activities: First Five And as always, we have Finishers Get a Free Drink; Session every Sunday at 6 Costume Contest Winners p.m. andPub Quiz every Tues- Announced. day at 8 p.m. The Irish Pub is located at ~rI: It's not too late--- 109 E. Washington Street, show your support for our Lewisburg. Call 304-645- flag football team: the Irish7386 or visit www.irishpu- Pub GuzzlerslII Games are bonwashingtonstreet.com for played at the field across from more information. 29TH ANNUAL BPW OCTOBER 9-11, 2009 Friday & Saturday Sunday 9 am to 7 pm " lN, i) 11 am to 5 pro WV State Fair Event Center - R F219 South of Lewisburg Nearly 100 Exhibitors Free Admission - Free Parking Cash Drawings - Prize Drawings - Food Sponsored by Lewisburg Business and Professional Women's Club ," Phone: 304-667-9111 ". E-maihlewisburgbpw@yahoo.com 1-800-833-2068 www.greenbrierwv.com F/ CITY OF LEWlSBURG GREENBRIER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS CONTRACT NO. 1 FIXED BASE AUTOMATIC METER READING (AMR) SYSTEM OCTOBER 2009 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed Bids willbe received by the City of Lewisburg at the City Hall, 942 Washington Street, West, Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901, at the specified dates and times for the following work: Contract No. 1 : Fixed Base AMR System, until 1:00 P.M. LP.T., October 27, 2009. The total base bid price for each contract shall include the costs for furnishing labor and materials and performing all work set forth in the Advertisement for Bids, Information for Bidders, Forms of Proposal, General Conditions. Supplemental General Conditions, and Detail Specifications prepared by Chapman Technical Group. Immediately following the scheduled closing time for the reception of bids, all proposals that have been submitted in accordance with the conditions of this project will be publicly opened and read aloud. The work to be bid upon is described as follows: Contract No. 1 The Work includes the supply, delivery, installation and start-up assistance for a Fixed Base Automatic Meter Reading System including the removal and replace- ment of existing water meters as described and identified as the City of Lewisburg Water System Improvements Project, Contract No. 1 - Fixed Base Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) System, and is shown in Contract Documents prepared by Chapman Technical Group. Construction time limit is 180 calendar days for Contract No. 1. Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents may be examined at the following places: Chapman Technical Group City of Lewisburg Public Works 200 Sixth Avenue 500 Feamster Road St. Albans, West Virginia 25177 Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901 McGraw-Hill/KW. Dodge Corporatior The Contractor's Association of WV 437 19th Street 2114 Kanawha Boulevard East Dunbar, West Virginia 25064 Charleston, West Virginia 25311 Specifications may be obtained by each Bidder from the office of Chapman Technical Group, 200 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, West Virginia 25177, telephone (304) 727-5501, upon payment of a $50.00 no n-refundable deposit. If Specifications are requested to be mailed by the Engineer, Bidders shall also pay $5.00 for the cost of shipping each request. Each BID for this contract must be submitted in a separate sealed (inner) envelope containing the executed Form of Proposal, and included in a larger sealed (outside) envelope containing the Bid Bond with Power of Attorney, Guidelines for Bid Opening Checklist for SRF Project, Certification of Nonsegregated Facilities, Certification of Bidder Regarding EEO, Drug Free Workplace Conformance Affidavit, Certification of Receipt of Addenda and evidence of a valid West Virginia Contractors License. Both sealed envelopes must have the following information in the lower left hand corner for the respective contract being bid: Contract No. 1 Name and Address of Bidder, City of Lewisburg, Bid on Water System Improvements, Contract No. 1: Fixed Base AMR System, to be opened at 1:00 P.M., L.P.T., October 27, 2009. The Contractor's Statement of Qualification form from the two (2) lowest bidders for each contract must be submitted to Chapman Technical Group, P.O. Box 1355, St. Albans, West Virginia 25177, by 4:00 P.M., November 3, 2009. Prospective Bidders are advised that the contracts awarded under this Advertisement for Bids is likely to be funded by a variety of federal, state, and local funds. Neither the United States or the State of West Virginia nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this Advertisement for Bids or any resulting contract. DBE REQUIREMENTS Each bidder must fully comply with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Affirmative Action requirements, as identified in the contract documents. The Bidder agrees to make "good faith efforts" to subcontract a portion of the total value of the contract to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. This shall be done in compliance with the six (6) good faith efforts as outlined in 40 CFR 33.301. Failure to demonstrate positive efforts to do so may lead to rejection of bids. For the purpose of this program, the term "subcontract" includes all construction, modification, and service work contracted for by the bidder in the execution of the work under this contract. NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Order No. 11246. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications. SUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT Recipient shall not entertain the use of businesses that are listed on the "Excluded Parties List System" at www.eplS.gov in accordance with 2 CFR Part 1532 and Subpart B and C of 2 CFR Part 180. The Contractor shall comply with the Buy American provis,ons of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in accordance with final guidance from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OMB (Office of Management and Budget), All iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in this project must be produced in the United States. This term will not apply in any case or category of cases where (1) applying the term and condition would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron. steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of satisfactory quality; or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. The lowest responsive, responsible bidder must certify their compliance with the Buy American provisions or receive an approved waiver of these provisions from the United States EPA prior to purchasing materials for this project. Prospective Bidders are hereby advised that it is their responsibility to adhere to all applicable Federal, State, and Local requirements and regulations including but not limited to, Equal Employment Opportunity, Segregated Facilities, Discrimination in Employment, Affirmative Action and Minority Business Participation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Anti-Kickback Act, the Davis-Bacon Act, the West Virginia Act on Wages on Construction on Public Improvements and the Contract Work Hours Standards Act,. All prospective Bidders are REQUIRED to attend a MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference to be held at the City Hall in Lewisburg, West Virginia, on October 15, 2009, at 10:00 A.M. for the purpose of discussing the project and touring the project site, No Bid may be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days after the time of the opening of the Bids. Any Contractor submitting a Bid on this project hereby certifies, indicates, and acknowledges that he has a valid WV Contractor's license and meets all the quali- fications required by the statutes of the State and subdivision in which the work is to be performed. The City of Lewisburg reserves the right to reject any or all Bids. BY: Honorable John Manchester, Mayor City of Lewisburg Chapman Technical Group P.O. Box 1355 St. Albans. West Virginia 25177