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West Virginia briefs

April 09, 2013

Shepherd to present 10-year facility master plan

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University will present its proposed 10-year facility master plan during an open community meeting on April 17 at 7 p.m. in the Erma Ora Byrd Auditorium.

The master plan team and the architects involved in the plan’s creation will discuss the proposed plan with the Board of Governors during its April 18 meeting. The plan will be considered for approval by the board during its June meeting.

All West Virginia public institutions are required to develop a master plan on a 10-year cycle. Shepherd’s updated master plan will be presented to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) no later than June 30.

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To support the development of the master plan, the University created a facility master plan team, made up of faculty, students, staff, and community representatives and assisted by an architectural firm. The team has been led by John Sherwood, former chair of the Shepherd University Board of Governors.

The team and the architects held a series of public meetings in January in order to hear from all Shepherd constituents about their vision for the future physical structure of the campus.

W.Va. small business center to host upcoming events

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center of the Eastern Panhandle is hosting the following events:

  • April 18 — Fundamentals of Starting a Business workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, Jefferson County Public Service Center, off Wiltshire Road in the Burr/Bardane Industrial Park, Kearneysville, W.Va. The cost is $35. To register, call 304-596-6643.
  • April 23 — Fundamentals of Starting a Business workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., 142 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. The cost is $35. To register, call 304-596-6642.
  • April 25 — 50+ Encore Entrepreneurs reception, 3 to 5 p.m., Berkeley County Senior Center, 217 N. High St., Martinsburg. Free. To register, call 304-596-6642.


Martinsburg agrees to pay pollution fines

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Martinsburg has agreed to pay $15,830 in state fines for wastewater treatment violations.

Water and sewer department Director Steve Knipe said the city will comply with a state Department of Environmental Protection consent order.

He said city officials disagree with the DEP on laboratory results for fecal coli samples taken at Martinsburg’s wastewater treatment plant.

The DEP cited the city for exceeding the amount of fecal coli discharges that the plant’s permit allows.

The samples are divided between the city and the DEP for testing. Knipe said the city’s results are different from the DEP’s findings.

The city also was cited for using the wrong reporting forms. Knipe said the forms have been corrected.

Bowers Road to be closed for roadwork Thursday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Bowers Road (Jefferson County Route 1/1) will be closed to through traffic Thursday, the West Virginia Division of Highways said.

The road will be closed from Paynes Ford Road to Sulphur Springs Road from approximately 8:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. for a culvert replacement.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel around the closure.

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