CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission wants more money from the county commissioners to restore two historic sites and to teach archaeology to members of the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club this summer
Landmarks commission members said Thursday they felt the $500 the county commissioners budgeted for the group was insultingly low. The Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission had requested $5,000 from the county commissioners.
"It's like leaving a nickel tip at a restaurant," said William Theriault, chairman of the Jefferson County Historic Landmarks Commission.
Theriault said the group is involved in more projects than ever, from the restoration of the Peter Burr House, the oldest wood frame structure in West Virginia, to listing the Shannondale Springs Resort on the National Register of Historic Sites.
This summer, volunteers from the historic landmarks commission will be working with the Boys and Girls Club to train about 20 youngsters on how to do archaeological work, Theriault said.