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SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS/LEGALS PAGE Ai3 Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Hill Top FROMPAGEA1 "Having a first-class attraction like what's proposed will not only do a lot for the perception of our area but helpful in sparking an interest in the county." Owners of the historic Hill Top House He- also for the perception of West Virginia as a whole." tel property recently presented their official concept plan to the Harpers Ferry Planning I ANNETTE GAVIN BATES, CEO, Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau I Commission. The presentation included a three-dimen- nesses all over Jefferson County." ferent story. In 2012, Jefferson County saw sional rendering of the proposed luxury hotel, The Hill Top concept plan includes upscale $819 million in tourism spending. The next which would include 122 rooms, down from amenities ranging from restaurants and spas to a year, Jefferson County saw a drop of 5 per- the 183-room plan floated in 2008. wine bar and tasting room. The hotel would fee- cent followed by what amounts to a 3 percent The Hill Top property's owners, Fredrick ture an infinity pool and rooftop overlooking the drop in 2014. Tourism spending increased in Schaufeld and his investment group, Swan In- Potomac River, a bowling alley, golf simulators 2015 with $769 million and improved rough- vestors LLC in Leesburg, Va plan to restore and a gourmet cooking school for guests orches- ly 5 percent in 2016 at $805 million. the hotel to look much like it did before a fire trated by world-renowned chef Jose Andres. Bates pointed out that in order for an econ- in 1914. The original Hill Top opened in 1888. Jefferson County already is West Virginia's omy where tourism plays an important role Offering a general size and scope look at top county for tourism, according to Bates. In to thrive, perception is important. "West Vir- the proposed hotel development, the concept 2016, West Virginia brought in $4.1 billion in ginia is trying to distinguish itself as a travel plan envisions a complex that includes the tourism dollars. Jefferson County led the state destination," she said. "One of the ways to do main hotel with porches and verandas, a stone with $805 million. Kanawha County, home to this is developing first-class resorts that will lodge annex and four restored or rebuilt 18th- the state capital, came in second with $565 bring in tourists from the Washington, D.C. century brick armory houses, million in tourism spending, and Baltimore areas. Bates explained that the proposed resort While those numbers are impressive, they "Having a first-class attraction like what's would serve to attract well-heeled tourists don't represent a high-water mark of any sort proposed will not only do a lot for the percep- from D.C. and Baltimore and would serve as for West Virginia or for Jefferson County. In tion of our area but also for the perception of an anchor to keep them in Jefferson County 2012, West Virginia brought in $4.8 billion in West Virginia as a whole." for a few days. tourism dollars. Since 2012, tourism dollars The tourism dollars that the proposed luxu- "When people come to stay at that hotel, have dropped in West Virginia by an average ry resort could bring are one thing, but the ef- they are not just going to stay at the hotel," of 4 percent per year. The cumulative drop is fects will be felt locally almost immediately if she said. "They're going to get out and ex- nearly 16 percent, ground is broken on the project. plore. They will visit restaurants and busi- In Jefferson County, the numbers tell a dif- The two-year construction phase will pro- vide 250 jobs and will add $3 million in tax: dollars. After construction is complete, the re- sort will bring 100 jobs to the area and will. contribute $1 million in tax dollars. There's still a lot of work to be done, how-, ever. Swan Investors still has to come to an" agreement with Harpers Ferry officials. Efforts to redevelop the site have been a de- cade-long point of contention for the town's. residents, many of whom balked at Schaufeld's initial proposal as being out of step with the character of the town and one that would in- vite too much traffic and noise. This time around, however, the reactions from citizens have been more positive. After the project is reviewed by the plan- ning commission, it will be submitted to. the Historic Landmarks Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Laurel Ziemianski, the Hill Top House project manager for Swan Investors, said she expects the process to take about six or seven months- before a final recommendation is made. "We'll know by December whether we're moving for-. ward with the project," she said. Schaufeld told the Spirit a few weeks ago" that this proposal represents his fmai effort to' restore the historic hotel. "We cannot go for- ward without significant community support y he said. "We're not going to slide in with a lit- tle bit of support If we can't accomplish.' this year we will back out of the process." TRUSTEES' SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE 97 Barrel Horse Drive, Charles Town, WV 25414 The undersigned Trustees, by virtue of the authority vested in them by that certain deed of trust dated May 25, 2006, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Com- mission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1559, at page 117, Mark Miller and Regina M. Miller did convey unto Recontrust Com- pany, N.A Trustee, certain real property described in said deed of trust; and the beneficiary has elected to appoint Terra Abstract Trustee West Virginia, Inc. as substitute Trustees by a Sub- stitution of Trustee recorded in the aforesaid Clerk's Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned deed of trust and the undersigned Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose there- under, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 on: June 29, 2018 At 09:30 AM All of the following tract or parcel of real estate, with im- provements thereon and ap- purtenances thereunto belong- ing, situate in the Charles Town Magisterial District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, more par- ticularly bounded and described on a plat made by Appalachian Surveys, Inc dated Septem- ber, 1997, entitled "Final Plat Showing Lots 31-100 and Lot A" (residue) Breckenridge" and re- corded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commission of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in plat book 15, at page 61-61C thereon described as lot no. 56, section 1-A, Breckenridge. Address: 97 Barrel Horse Drive.; Charles Town, WV 254149489 Tax Map or parcel ID No.: 4F- 56 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all ease- ments, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of re- cord or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, con- ditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all mat- ters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further mat- ters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an accurate survey at purchaser's expense. The sale of the foregoing real property will also be made expressly subject to any and all other deeds of trust, judgments, liens, and all other encumbranc- es of any nature whatsoever, if any, having priority over the deed of trust referred to herein. The Trustees reserve the right to adjourn the sale, for a time, or from time to time, without further notice, by announcement at the time and place of sale describe above or any adjournment there- of. The Trustees reserve the right to reject any and all bids. The subject property will be sold in "AS IS" condition. The Trustees shall be under no duty to cause any existing tenant or person occupying the subject property to vacate said prop- erty. The Trustees will deliver a trustees' deed to the purchaser without any covenant or war- ranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Va. Code 38-1-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser's sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OFSALE: $16,000.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier's check made payable to "Stern & Eisenberg Mid-Atlantic, PC, counsel for Terra Abstract" and the balance in cash clos- ing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for transfer stamps and record- ing fees. Additional terms of sale may be announced prior to the sale. Terra Abstract Trustee West Virginia, Inc. 55 Meridian Parkway, Suite 108 Martinsburg, WV 25404 (304) 757-7956, (443) 815-3931 www.sterneisenberg.com 5/30/2t TRUSTEES' SALE OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE 331 Box Factory Road, Summit Point, WV 25446 The undersigned Trustees, by virtue of the authority vested in them by that certain deed of trust dated December 12, 2006, and duly recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commis- sion of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in Deed of Trust Book 1616, at page210 and re-record- ed in Deed of Trust Book 1733, at page 181, Carolina K Watson and Kenneth E Watson did con- vey unto David Pill, Trustee, cer- tain real property described in said deed of trust; and the ben- eficiary has elected to appoint Terra Abstract Trustee West Vir- ginia, inC. as substitute Trustees by a Substitution of Trustee re- corded in the aforesaid Clerk's Office; and default having been made under the aforementioned deed of trust and the under- signed Trustees, having been instructed by the secured party to foreclose thereunder, will offer for sale at public auction at the front door of the Jefferson Coun- ty Courthouse, 100 East Wash- ington Street, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 on: June 29, 2018 At 09:39 AM The following described real property situate in the City Of Summit Point, County of Jeffer- son, and State of West Virginia, to wit: All that certain tract or par- cel of land situate in Middleway Magisterial District, Jefferson County, West Virginia, about one (1) mile from Swimley Station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, more particularly described as follows: All of lot 3, containing 3. 013 acres, more or less, of the Burch Manor Subdivision, as the same is designated and described on a plat of survey dated May 28, 2004, prepared by Dewberry/Ap- palachian Surveys of WV, LLC, entitled, "Final Plat Showing Lots 3-6 & Lot 7 (residue) of Burch Manor", recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the County Commis- sion of Jefferson County, West Virginia, in plat book 21, at page 38, to which said plat reference is hereby made for a more com- plete and accurate description by metes and bounds of the par-. cel hereby conveyed; together with a perpetual non-exclusive easement or right of way for pur- poses on ingress and egress of all legal means over, under and across that parcel designated as "Existing 50" dght-of-way" on the aforesaid plat of survey. Tax ID#: 22725; 19659 The aforesaid property is SUBJECT TO any and all ease- ments, rights-of-way, conditions, covenants and restrictions of re- cord or in existence. The sale of the foregoing real property will be made subject to all exceptions, reservations, rights of way, easements, con- ditions, covenants, restrictions, leases and other servitudes of record, if any, pertaining to said real estate, subject to all mat- ters disclosed by an examination and inspection of the property, subject to any and all unpaid taxes as recorded against said property, and to any further mat- ters announced at said sale. The property is sold subject to an ranty (express or implied) in the form prescribed by W. Vs. Code 38-1-6. The Trustees make no representations and warranties about the title of the real estate to be conveyed. If the Trustees are unable to convey insurable or marketable title to purchaser for any reason, purchaser's sole remedy is return of deposit. TERMS OF SALE: $18,000.00 cash in hand at the time of sale in the form of a certified check or cashier's check made payable to "Stem & Eisenberg Mid-Atlantic, PC, counsel for Terra Abstract" and the balance in cash clos- ing within 30 days of the date of the sale. Purchaser shall pay for ferson County, West Virginia, in Book 1880, at Page 290. At the time of the execution of the Deed of Trust, this property was report- ed to have a mailing address of 364 Sawgrass Dr Chades Town, WV 25414. Pill & Pill, PLLC was appointed as Substitute Trustee by an APPOINTMENT OF SUC- CESSOR TRUSTEE dated May 16, 2018, of record in the Clerk's Office in Book 1207, at Page 173. The Borrowers defaulted under the Note and Deed of Trust and the Substitute Trustee has been instructed to foreclose under the Deed of Trust. Accordingly, the Substitute Trustee will sell the fol- lowing descdbed property to the accurate survey at purchaser's transfer stamps and recording highest bidder at the front door expense, fees. Additional terms of sale may ~ of .the C.0urthouse of Jefferson The sale of the fore ~ '~ ~ennounced pdortothe~~:~'~rles Town West real property will :be : Terra Abstract :: foflowing date: expressly subject to any ;, West Virg'fft "didy iti, 2618 at other deeds of trust, judgments, 55 Mer d an pa~~:: : ~ :. ~.00, p.m. liens, and all other encumbranc- Suite 108 The property is described as es of any nature whatsoever, if Martinsburg, WV 25404 of that certain lot or parcel of any, having priority over the deed (304) 757-7956, (443) 815-3931 land, togetherwith the improve- of trust referred to herein, www.sterneisenberg.com ments thereon and the appur- The Trustees reserve the right 5/30/2t tenances thereunto belonging, to adjourn the sale, for a time, or situate in Charles Town District, TERMS OF SALE: 1) The property will be con- veyed in an "AS IS" physical condition by Deed containing no warranty, express or implied, subject to the Intemal Revenue Service right of redemption, all. property taxes, prior Deeds, liens, reservations, encumbranc- es, restrictions, rights-of-ways, easements, covenants, convey-, ances and conditions of record in~ the Clerk's office or affecting the subject property. 2) The Purchaser shall be re- sponsible for the payment of the transfer taxes imposed by the West Virginia Code 11-22-1. 3) The Beneficiary and/or the Servicer of the Deed of Trust and Note reserve the dght to submit a bid for the property at sale. 4) The Trustee reserves the dght to continue sale of the sub- ject property from time to time by written or oral proclamation, which continuance shall be in the sole discretion of the Trustee. 5) The Trustee shall be under no duty to cause any existing from time to time, without further NOTICE OF Jefferson County, West Virginia, notice, by announcement at the TRUSTEE'S SALE and being more particularly de- time and place of sale describe NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S scribed as follows: above or any adjournment there- SALE is hereby given pursuant Being all of Lot 420, contain- of. The Trustees reserve the right to and by virtue of the authority ing 0.467 acres, more or less, as to reject any and all bids. vested in the Substitute Trustee, the same is designated and de- The subject property will be Pill & Pill, PLLC, by that certain scribed on a plat entitled "Final sold in "AS IS" condition. The Deed of Trust dated February 29, Plat Showing Lots 366-390, and Trustees shall be under no duty 2012, executed by the Borrow- 392-447 Locust Hill" made byAp- to cause any existing tenant or ers, Jeffrey M. Ziegenhein and palachian Surveys of West Vir- person occupying the subject April M. Ziegenhein, to Tasha ginia, LLC dated March 28, 2003 property to vacate said prop- Keller Catrow, the Trustee, of re- and recorded in the Office of the arty. The Trustees will deliver a cord in the Office of the Clerk of Clerk of the County Commission trustees' deed to the purchaser the County Commission of Jef- of Jefferson County, West Virginia without any covenant or war- in Deed Book 20, at Page 21, TO- GETHER WITH a non-exclusive WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT nght of way over the streets and roads as shown on the aforesaid OF TRANSPORTATION plat for access to and from the real Division of Highways estate herein conveyed. NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Being the same property con- veyed to Jeffrey M. Ziegenhein Bids will be received electronically by the West Virginia De- and Apnl M. Ziegenhein by the partment of Transportation, Division of Highways through the Deed dated February 28, 2012 Bid Express Bidding Service (www.bidx.com) and by sealed and recorded in Deed Book proposals (only when prequalification is waived) being received 1105, at Page 77, in the Office of at its office in Building 5, Room 843, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard the Clerk of the County Commis- East, Charleston, West Virginia until July 10, 2018 at 10:00 sion of Jefferson County, West a.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The bids will be downloaded Virginia. and/or opened and read publicly thereafter for the construction of the following project(s): DBE GOAL:4% WRII-rENASSURANCE OF REMARKS: State Federal Call Contract Pro!act Project Description 008 1730329 U319-51- STP-0051 MISCELLANEOUS 7.06 00 (049)D CONSTRUCTION CHARLES TOWN ADA RAMPS +1 0.21 MW JCT CR 13 - 0.30 ME JCT WVl15 COUNTY: JEFFERSON OF CONTRACT BID AMOUNT. BIDDER MUST PROVIDE MEETING GOAL ON FORM IN PROPOSAL. Proposals will be received from prequalified and West Virginia li- censed contractors only except that on Federal-Aid Projects a con- tractors' license is not required at time of bid, but will be required before work can begin. Registration is required with the Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing, in accordance with Chap- ter 5A, Article 3, Section 12 of the West Virginia Code. All contrac- tors submitting bids on project(s) must include one of the following forms properly executed with each proposal: Proposal Guaranty, Bond, Cashier's Check, or Certified Check for $500.00 or 5% of to- tal bid, whichever is greater. *These are projects on which any contractor with a Category ~V" Prequalification Rating may be eligible to bid. The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways reserves the dght to defer, delay or postpone the date for receiving and publicly opening proposals for any project designated in this advertisement, without the necessity of renewing such ad- vertisement. All bidders holding valid bidding proposals will be noti- fied of such deferment, delay or postponement and the date that proposals will be received and publicly opened. The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterpnses will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will be not be discrimi- nated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in consideration for an award. Deputy State 5/30/2t West Virginia Department of Transportation Division of Highways Robert Pennington, Highway Engineer- Planning and Programming tenant or person occupying the property to vacate said property, and any personal property and/ or belongings remaining at the property after the foreclosure sale will be deemed to constitute ABANDONED PROPERTYAND WILL BE DISPOSED OF AC- CORDINGLY. 6) The total purchase price is payable to the Trustee within thirty (30) days of the date of sale, with ten (10%) of the total purchase price payable to the Trustee at sale. Pill & Pill, PLLC, Substitute Trustee BY: Richard A. Pill, Member Pill & Pill, PLLC 85 Aikens Center Edwin Miller Boulevard P.O. Box 440 Martinsburg, WV 25402 (304) 263-4971 foreclosures@ pillwvlaw.com 5/30/lt and 6/27/3t OFFICIAL BALLOT MUNICIPAL ELECTION 5/30/lt ! I i <' ~, '!I