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scr38 amended Senate Concurrent Resolution 38 History

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scr38 amended
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 38

(By Senator Unger)


Requesting the Division of Highways name the section of Route 9 from Martinsburg to the Morgan County line the "Ray Johnston Memorial Highway".

Whereas, Ray Johnston was born April 3, 1934, in Albert Lea, Minnesota; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston visited the eastern panhandle 51 years ago and would eventually make it his home; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston was a visionary and leader for development in the eastern panhandle; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston was an innovator who was responsible for the creation of the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association, which has manifested itself into a large, influential and prosperous local association; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston had a major impact on the state level, where he served as President of the West Virginia Home Builder's Association; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston was Past President of the Martinsburg- Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, where he spearheaded the efforts to obtain funding for the expansion of Route 9; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston is responsible for the current segment of Route 9 being made into a four-lane highway; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston developed many properties that will better the quality of life for current and future generations of West Virginians, including his crown jewel, The Woods Resort, which is now home to more than 1,000 families and features such amenities as golf courses, lodge, restaurant, conference center, spa, sports center, tennis courts and swimming pools; and
Whereas, Ray Johnston was married to his beloved wife Madeline, with whom he shared the joy of having two daughters, Sally and Joy; and
Whereas, Sadly, Ray Johnston passed away November 14, 2008, bringing to an end the life of a visionary, innovator and one of West Virginia's great leaders and leaving behind his loving family and a host of friends; and
Whereas, It is fitting to honor Ray Johnston and his contributions to the eastern panhandle and State of West Virginia which will benefit future generations of West Virginians to come by naming the section of Route 9 from Martinsburg to Berkeley Springs the "Ray Johnston Memorial Highway"; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Legislature hereby requests the Division of Highways name the section of Route 9 from Martinsburg to the Morgan County line the "Ray Johnston Memorial Highway"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the highway as the "Ray Johnston Memorial Highway"; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and to the family of Ray Johnston.
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