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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 25 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25

(By Delegates Varner and Ferro)




Requesting that the Division of Highways relocate, if permitted by state and federal law, the marker known as the Washington Lands Marker, along State Route 2, in lower Moundsville, West Virginia, currently located about two hundred feet south of the Moundsville Country Club, to an area within state right-of-way directly east and across State Route 2 from its current location.

Whereas, This marker known as the Washington Lands Marker along State Route 2, in lower Moundsville, West Virginia, about two hundred feet south of the Moundsville Country Club; and
Whereas, This marker is a heavy cast iron marker placed at its current location circa mid-1800's, to commemorate the fact that area of land was once owned by a man who became the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and our first President of the United States, by the name of George Washington; and
Whereas, Said marker as of late has fallen into disrepair, with undesirable vegetation obscuring the view of said marker from State Route 2; and
Whereas, Although said marker is along the state right-of-way, various citizens of advancing years of the Washington Lands area have found it more difficult as time progressed to gain access to the marker for required upkeep; and
Whereas, Even without the undesirable vegetation, it is very difficult for any motorist traversing that particular stretch of State Route 2 to view this historical marker; and
Whereas, Many various citizens of the area have expressed a great interest in having the marker moved over State Route 2 and directly east from its current location to allow said citizens to perform necessary upkeep of the marker, including the clearing of undesirable vegetation and the planting of particular plants for the beautification of said marker; and
Whereas, Upon moving this marker over State Route 2 and directly east from its current location, yet remain within state right-of-way, this marker would become visible to motorists along State Route 2; and
Whereas, Many members of the local community would enjoy the pleasantry this beautification project would provide to said motorists, the local community and its citizens; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to relocate the marker known as the Washington Lands Marker, along State Route 2, in lower Moundsville, West Virginia, currently located about two hundred feet south of the Moundsville Country Club, to an area within state right-of-way directly east and across State Route 2 from its current location; 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 to Wanda DeTemple, President, Washington Lands Garden Club, RR 4, P.O. Box 298A, Moundsville, West Virginia 26041-9426.
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