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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 16 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 16

(By Delegates Barker, Butcher, Eldridge and Stowers)




Requesting the bridge crossing the Big Coal River at Ashford in Boone County, West Virginia, specifically bridge number 03-1- 8.23(104504), be named the "Willis W. Elkins Memorial Bridge."

Whereas, Willis W. Elkins served the Ashford and Boone County community with dedicated leadership and has been a lifelong resident whose family dates back several generations; and
Whereas, Willis W. Elkins was an outstanding organizer and citizen in the community, serving in the United States Navy during World War II when he earned six combat stars. He returned home after service to pursue his education and fulfill his career goals and became a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, superintendent, member of the board of education and was a phenomenal community leader in other aspects. Willis W. Elkins served the community with distinction; and
Whereas, The citizens and community leaders throughout Boone County have recognized the works of Willis W. Elkins and believe it proper to honor the achievements of Willis W. Elkins by naming a new bridge after him; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 03-1-8.23(104504) crossing the Big Coal River at Ashford in Boone County, West Virginia, 00.1 miles east of the junction with County Road 12 over the right fork of Holly River, the "Willis W. Elkins Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Commissioner of the Division of Highways is hereby requested to cause to be fabricated signs to be erected at each entryway of the bridge, containing bold and prominent letters proclaiming the bridge to be named the "Willis W. Elkins Memorial Bridge"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways and the family of Willis W. Elkins.
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