Morgantown City Council was under the impression that they had 4 months to appeal Judge Tuckers ruling. Some of you may have seen this letter from the League of Women Voters of Morgantown-Monongalia County to the Morgantown City Council. Now according to State Journal reporter Pam Kasey, the City ignored ”a change to the West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure on Dec. 1, 2010, requiring that a Notice of Appeal be filed within 30 days of entry of the judgment being appealed,” said Jackson Kelly lawyer Laurie Miller in an email response to a query from The State Journal.
The ban is effectively dead. Fracking begins today at the Morgantown Industrial Park.
Pam’s full article is at http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=108844.
Back in 1972, I was a relative newcomer to Morgantown. My husband had taken a position as an Assistant Professor at WVU. I was home with our two small children playing an additional role as chauffer, cook and bottle washer. I needed relief.
Reading a LWV article in the local newspaper inspired me. I located the President of the local league. I was pleased to hear from her and my LWV adventure began. No longer did I just have “pots and pans” discussions with my husband and friends. It was exciting! I found my league experiences to be rewarding and exciting. I still do!
The League of Women Voters of West Virginia is a member of the WV Civics Literacy Council, which was created in 2007 by the state legislature to foster civics education and citizenship among WV’s youth. The council has sponsored celebrations of Constitution Day over the past several years. This year, the council has designated September as Constitution Month and has compiled a list of events and activities taking place throughout the month. In conjunction with the State Dept. of Education, the council has planned the following program:
DECLARATION OF COMMITMENT
. Recognition of 9-11 through recommitment to civic literacy, patriotism and respect for the Constitution
The event will take place on the State Capitol grounds on September 8th at 1:00 pm. This 30 minute program will feature school performances, remarks from a 9/11 volunteer, and the signing of a declaration of commitment reaffirming our dedication to the ideas and values of our Constitution. The Declaration of Commitment will remain at the Cultural Center for all West Virginians to sign.
Hope you can attend the event on the 8th and/or take advantage of some of the other activities that are occurring throughout the month.
Constitution Month Schedule.doc