A Wonderful Fathers Day Gift
Friday, 10 April 2015 18:22

This unique publication is a project of the WV Association of Counties and The Walkabout Company, PLLC and contributing sponsors.

It is a significant contribution to the WV 150th birthday celebration this year.  It features all of our 55 county courthouses through over 500 current and historic pictures. 

The publication includes a brief West Virginia history of county government and essays on the importance of rehabilitation and preserving the historic architectural features while keeping courthouses the functional center of government they need to be for the future. 

It is available from the WV Association of Counties for $30 and can be ordered here.

As a special, the accompanying,award-winning DVD is available for $5 with purchase of a book.

 
WV Dilapidated Buildings & Abandoned Properties: From Liability to Viability Seminar
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:41

Cost for the seminar is $245. There are limited scholarships available, so please apply quickly.

Scholarship requests will be accepted until May 1, 2015 pending availability. Contact WVACo at 304-346-0591 for more information

WVCLE and the WVU College of law Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic present this seminar in cooperation with the WV Municipal League and the WV Association of Counties.

Date: May 14, 2015
Location: WVU Medical Center – Charleston, WV

Please see attachment flyer for more information.

 
Direct to You (15 March)
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:40

I would like to commend Governor Tomblin for supporting law enforcement and the general public throughout the state in his veto of SB 347, which created the “Firearms Act of 2015” but was better known as the “gun bill.” After passage of the bill, the Governor’s office received hundreds of emails and phone calls, both in support and opposition to the legislation. As the Governor noted in his press release, most of the support was coming from out of state. This bill would have allowed anyone, not just state residents, to carry concealed weapons in West Virginia without a permit. There was no training requirement and no background check. A background check done by the Sheriffs’ office for a permit is more extensive than the ones done when guns are purchased at a store. One Senator described on a radio show how he changed his mind about the bill after watching a young man in a gun store ask the clerk where the bullets went! When he realized that the young man could buy the gun, stick it in his jacket, and leave the store and have absolutely no training before carrying concealed, he decided that in good con-science he could not vote for the bill. As many people said in the public hearing, the bill was fixing a permit process that isn’t broken and all rights come with responsibilities.

Patti

 
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