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NerdWallet considers cost of living, education, and economic growth

San Francisco, CA - NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, conducted a study on the best towns in West Virginia for young families, and Bridgeport topped the list.

To find the best places for future parents and young families to settle down, NerdWallet analyzed data from 36 towns in the Mountain State according to five criteria:

1. Public school ratings
2. Median home value
3. Cost of homeownership
4. Median income
5. Economic growth

The WV Ethics Commission Issued the following Advisory Opinions at its October 3, 2013 meeting.

  • AO 2013-29
  • AO 2013-41
  • AO 2013-42
  • AO 2013-43
  • AO 2013-47
  • AO 2013-48
  • Open Meetings Opinion 2013-03

Senate Bill 164, which became effective July 1, 1998, requires any municipal judge who is not an attorney, to participate in a training program conducted by the League. Additionally, HB 2120, which became effective May 21, 2007, now requires municipal judges who are not attorneys, to receive continuing legal training on an annual basis.

The League has prepared our sixteenth training session for municipal judges scheduled for November 8, 2013, at Embassy Suites Hotel, 300 Court Street, Charleston, WV 25301. Training will be conducted on November 7, 2013, for municipal court clerks.

Certificates of Completion will be issued to each person attending the municipal judge training. (CLE with State Bar approval).

Senate President Jeff Kessler (D-Marshall) announced today that the West Virginia Blue Book, now in its 92nd printing, is available for the first time on the West Virginia Legislature’s website. First published in 1916, the Blue Book is a comprehensive reference guide on current officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government; federal officers; and, political leaders.  The Blue Book also contains information on state and federal agencies; the U.S. and State Constitutions; and statistics on counties, municipalities and statewide organizations. It is published every year by the Senate Clerk’s office.

The 2012 West Virginia Blue Book can be found online at:

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/legisdocs/2012/BlueBook/BlueBook2012.pdf

Individual chapters can be found on the Senate Clerk’s page at

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Senate1/clerk.cfm

January 1st  - New Year's Day

January 20th - Martin Luther King's Birthday

February 17th - President's Day

May 13th - Primary Election Day

May 26th - Memorial Day

June 20th - West Virginia Day

July 4th - Independence Day

September 1st - Labor Day

October 13th - Columbus Day

November 4th - Election Day

November 11th - Veteran's Day

November 27th - Thanksgiving

November 28th - Lincoln's Day

December 24th - Christmas Eve 1/2 Day*

December 25th - Christmas Day

December 31st - New Year's Eve 1/2 Day*

(* Not included in listing of legal holidays per WV Code 2-2-1)
(Political subdivisions are not required to recognize theses dates)

 

State Auditor Glen B. Gainer III, through his Local Government Services Division, is pleased to extend this invitation to the 10th Annual Training Seminars for Municipal Officials and Assistants during the month of October at various locations throughout West Virginia. In an effort to accommodate more participation, this year’s seminar is being held in five different locations.

The West Virginia Municipal League is sponsoring the "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay contest. The contest is open to all 7th grade students in West Virginia. The League wants students to learn more about municipal government and this is a great way to achieve that goal.

Three winners will be chosen from 7th grade students across West Virginia. Each will receive an award plaque and $250 for use toward a savings bond or their college savings fund.

The deadline for entries is November 26, 2013, with essays received at the WV Municipal League office no later than 5:00 p.m. on this day. Winners will be notified in writing by mail.

To enter, complete an entry form (copies are acceptable) and attach to your one page, hand written essay. The students name, teacher's name and school name must appear at the top of the essay.

The third week of October each year was proclaimed, “Municipal Government Week” by the Governor. This year the dates will be October 14-18, 2013, it is our eighteenth annual event and we need your support.

Please take the time to read through the enclosed information and pass it on to the person(s) responsible for putting together this activity.

Call us if you have any questions and as always, share your ideas and news releases with us.

Dated: June 12, 2013

The City of Lewisburg, West Virginia is seeking quotes for the following:

1. Dump Truck new or used

2. 12-foot stainless steel dump bid

3. Diesel Engine - 330 hp. @ 2000 RPM, 2200 GOV RPM, 1000 LB/FT @ 1400 RPM (or better)

4. Allison 3500 RDS Automatic Transmission with PTO Provision.

5. RS-23-160. 23,000 # r-series single rear axle (or equivalent)

6. 23,000 # flat-leaf spring rear spuspension with helper and radius rod.

7. Jake Brake

Alternative specification from dealers or sellers will be considered if the following needs are met.

Truck must be able to pull 9,200-pound trailer rated for a 20 ton max payload, including 10 tons of material in the dump bid. Total payload 69,000 lbs. Truck must also be automatic transmission and have a 12-foot stainless steel dump bid. All used trucks must include total Hrs. and mileage in the quote.

Pleas call Mark Carver, Director of Public Works at 304-645-1833 or email mcarver@lewisburgwv.com with any questions.

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