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NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR SCHOOL BONDS TO THE VOTERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA "TAKE NOTICE that at a regular meeting of the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson held on the 23rd day of September, 1968, at which time a quorum of said Board was present and acting throughout, the following order was made and entered of record:" ORDER SUBMITTING PROPOSITION OF ISSUING BONDS TO VOTERS AN ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON DIRECTING AN ELECTION TO BE HELD FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE VOT- ERS OF JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ALL QUESTIONS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTRACTING OF A DEBT AND THE ISSUING OF BONDS IN THE PRINCIPAL SUM OF THREE MILLION ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE THOUSANDS DOLLARS ($3,135,000). BE IT ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON: It appears to the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson (herein called the "Board") from the experience of the Board in operating the schools of Jefferson County School District and from the recommendations made to the Board by The Citizens Advisory Council of Jefferson County and by Dr. Arthur N. Hoffstetter and reasearch staff, of Educational Research and Field Services of the College of Human Resources and Education of West Virginia University, following a study by said Dr. Hoffstetter and staff made at the request of the Board, and the Board does accordingly find: I. There are no~v, and have been for several years, in Jefferson County School District (herein called the "School District") in- adequacies of classroom and other space in existing school build- ings. A new consolidated high school will permit maximum effic- iency in the instruction of high ,school students in the School District and will provide a higher and broader level of education for the high school students in the School District and resulting better preparation of such students either for gainful employment or for continuing their education. Likewise, new elementary schools are essential if the children of the School District are to receive adequate basic education in suitable, uncrowded quarters, and additions to several existing elementary schools are required to provide adequate space for instruction. 2. The new consolidated high school and elementary schools and the additions to the existing elementary schools as hereinafter stated are urgently required and should be obtained as soon as possible. 3. The new consolidated high school and elementary schools and the additions to the existing elementary schools as hereinafter stated will help to alleviate overcrowding of classrooms and facil- ities, and will provide surroundings and facilities more conducive io instruction than now prevails. 4. The funds derived from current levies available to finance the projects described below, which this Board is now authorized by law to lay, after providing for the administration of the affairs of the Board and meeting the current expenses thereof required by law, are insufficient to finance the projects and, therefore, bonds should be issued to provide ftmds for such projects. 5 Funds should be obtained for the projects hereinafter des- cribetl and it will be necessary to incur debt and issue bonds for the acquisition, construction, erection and equipping of such pro, jects. Studies by the County Superintendent of Schools and by the Board, and the recommendations to the Board by said The Citizens Advisory Council and by Dr. Hoffstetter and staff show that at least the sum of three million one hundred thirty-five thousand dollars ($3,135,000) must be spent for acquiring necessary sites for and for the construction, erection and equipping of the new con- solidated high school and the new elementary schools and the additions to and improvement of the exisiting elementary schools, described below, all for the general purpose of providing adequate, safe and convenient educational facilities for the students of the School District, which School District is coterminous with the boundaries of the County of Jefferson. 6. The valuation of the taxable property in Jefferson County School District, as shown by the last assessment thereof for State and county taxation purposes, is $69,883,050, and valuation of each class of property within the School District is as follows: Class I $ 5,378,350 Class II 26,416,785 Class IH 25,303,945 Class IV 12,783,970 7. The Board and the School District now have outstanding bonded indebtedness in the aggregate principal sum of $357,000, being the School Improvement Bonds dated July 1, 1955, author- ized and issued by the Board and not yet matured. There is not any indebtedness for school purposes in the former magisterial districts of Jefferson County. The unbonded indebtedness of the School District is negligible and can be paid from current levy funds. 8. Bonds Nos. 1 to 627, inclusive, in the denomination of $5,000 each, aggregating $3.135,000, should be issued and sold, the pro- ceeds of which shall be used for the projects hereinafter described; provided, however, that the Board, in its discretion, may allocate and expend for any one or more of the projects any sums remain- ing unused upon completion of any such projects, whether any such sum remains unused upon such completion by reason of an underrun in the estimated cost of such project or by a grant-in-aid upon the cost of such project received by the Board from the State or Federal Government upon matching of that part of the bond proceeds which pertains to such project for the purpose of qualify- ing for any such grant, which matching is hereby authorized, or otherwise; and provided, further, that in the event that any part of the bond proceeds should not be needed for completion of all such projects, such unneeded part shall be deposited with the State Sinking Fund Commis~on of West Virginia to be used solely for the purchase of any bonds of this issue outstanding at not more than the par value thereof, plus accrued interest to date of pur- chase, or for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon at the maturities thereof. The proceeds of sale of the bonds will not be used except as herein specified and provided. It is further ordered by the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson as follows: A. The question of incurring the said debt and issuing the said bonds and all other questions properly connected therewith shall be submitted to the voters of Jefferson County School District at the general election to be held therein on the 5th day of November, 1968, and the election officmls duly appointed for such general election at each of the legally established voting precincts in said Jefferson County shall constitute the election officials for this election. B. The said bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates not exceeding the rate of six per centum (6%) per annum, payable semiannually, and shall be payable o~e to twenty years from their date, and the maturities of said bonds shall be as follows: $ 85,000 due and payable one year after date; $ 90,000 due and payable two years after date; $ 95,000 due and payable three years after date; $100,000 due and payable four years after date; $105,000 due and payable five years after date; $115,000 due and payable six years after date; $125.000 due and payable seven years after date; $130,000 due and payable eight years after date; $135,000 due and payable nine years after date; $140,000 due and payable ten years after date; $150,000 due and payable eleven years after date; $160,000 due and payable twelve years after date; $170,000 due and payable thirteen years after date; $180,000 due and payable fourteen years after date; $190.000 due and payable fifteen years after date; $205,000 due and payable sixteen years after date; $220,000 due and payable seventeen years after date; $235.000 due and payable eighteen years after date; $250,000 due and payable nineteen years after date; $255,000 due and payable twenty years after date; C. The projects for which the proceeds of the bonds, ized by the voters, are to be expended are as follows: Project I. Site acquisition and improvement and ac- quisition, construction, erection and equipping of a new consolidated high school for grades Location In the vicinity of Zoar if author- Estimated Cost $1,67I,I00 I0, 11 and 12 to accom- odate 1,000 students 2. Site acquisition and improvement and acqui- sition, construction, erection and equipping of a new elementary school to serve the Kabletown. Rippon, Summit Point and Middleway areas 3. Site acquisition and improvement anti ac- quisition, construction, erection and equipping of a new elementary school to serve the Leetown, Kearneysville and Shenandoah Junct- ion areas 4. Site acquisition and improvement and ac- quisition, construction, erection and equipping of a new elementary school to serve the Har- pers Ferry, Halltown, Bakerton and Mfllville areas 5. Addition to and en- largement and improve- ment of Blue Ridge Elementary School by adding classrooms, a re- source center and sanitary facilities 6. Addition to and en- largement and improve ment of Ransen Ele- mentary School by add- ing classrooms, a re- source center and sani- tary facilities 7, Addition to and en- largement and improve- ment of Shepherdstown Elementary School by adding classrooms, and a resource center In the vicinity of the intersection of the Wheatland and Charles Town - Summit Point roads (Routes 13 and 13/2) 398,300 In the Vicinity of Bar- 398,300 dane In the vicinity of 398300 Alstadt's Hill In the vicinity of 79,000 Mt. Mission In the vicinity of 111,000 Ranson In the vicinity of 79,000 Shepherdstown Total estimated cost of all above $3,135,000 The Board may, in its discretion, allocate to and expend for any one or more of the above projects any sums remaining unused upon completion of any of the above projects at less than the esti- mated cost thereof. The above amounts include all costs of site acquisition and improvement and acquisition, construction, erection and equipping of such projects, architectural and engineering fees and costs, legal fees and expenses, expenses of issuance and sale of the bonds. and such other costs as may be necessary for properly carrying out the foregoing. D. If the voters of the School District approve the incurring of said debt and the issuance of said bonds, the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson shall lay annually upon the assessed valuation of all the taxable property within the School District a levy sufficient to provide funds for the payment of the annual interest upon the bonds as such interest accrues semiannually and the principal of the Bonds at maturity, for which purposes a levy upon each $100 valuation, based upon the last assessment of such property for State and County purposes, will be required as follows: Upon Class I Property, approximately 14 cents Upon Class II Property, approximately 28 cents Upon Vlass III Property, approximately 56 cents Upon Class IV Property, approximately 56 cents E. In the laying of said levy, the assessment levy authorized to be laid by said Board by the Constitution of West Virginia and the statutes enacted pursuant thereto shall not be exceeded; provided, however, that said rates hereinabove set forth may, whenever necessary, be exceeded in making the annual levy fOr interest and principal of said bonds within statutory and-~~al limi. tations; and that in the levy, collection and disbursement of taxes within constitutional and statutory limitations, this levy for interest and principal shall have preference over all other taxes collected by said School District for any purpose whatever, except the pay- ment of interest and sinking fund requirements on any other bond issue or issues which lawfully have been authorized heretofore or which may be so authorized hereafter. F. If the debt represented by this bond issue shall, be approved by the voters, such bonds, together with all existing bonded in- debtedness heretofore incurred under Section 1, Article X of the Constitution, will not exceed in the aggregate five per centum (5%) of the taxable property in the Jefferson County School Dis- trict ascertained in acdordance with Sections 8 and 10, Article X of theConstitutlon of this State, and wilI be payable from a direct annual tax levied and collected in each year on all taxable prop- erty in said School District, sufficient to pay the principal and interest maturing on said bonds in each year, together with any deficiencies for prior years, within and not exceeding thirty-four years, which tax levies will be laid separate and apart from and in addition to the maximum rates provided for tax levies for school districts of the several classes of property in Section 1, Article X of the Constitution, but in the same proportions as such maximum rates are levied on the several classes of property; and said tax will be levied outside the limits fixed by Section 1, Article X of the Constitution. G. If the debt and bonds submitted to the voters shall be ap- proved, by virtue of Section 8, Article X of the Constitution, known as the "School Bond Amendment," and Section 10, Article X of the Constitution, known as the "Better Schools Amendment," and the enabling legislation enacted by the Legislature of West Vir- ginia, Regular Session, 1951, amending and re-enacting Sections 3 and 4, Article 1, Chapter 13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, and the enabling legislation enateed by the Legislature of West Virginia, Regular Session, 1959. amending and re-enacting Section 4 and adding Section 34, Article 1, Chapter 13 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, the levies hereinbefore provided will not violate any constitutional or statutory provisions of this State establishing maximum levies; said levies herein/provided shall be levied and allocated each year for the purpose ,of discharging the interest and principal of the bonds to be authorized, and for such purposes shall be laid separate and apart froze all other levies made for all other purposes of the Jefferson County School District, and The Board of-Education of the County of Jefferson does further find that after laying and allocating said special levies for payment of principal and interest requirements of said bonds, there will be, out of the levies authorized bY l~w and apportioned for current expenses, a sufficient levy authorized by law which, when added to other income, will be sufficient to carry on the proper requisite functions of said Beard and of said School District. H. The registration of voters and the use of the registration books shall be governed by the permanent registration law of the State of West Virginia, and the Board hereby adopts the regis- tration list of Jefferson County as the Official registration list of Jefferson County School District for this election. i. The form of ballot for such election shall be as follows: OFFICIAL BOND BALLOT JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND EI~CTION Tuesday, November 5, 1968 Shall the Board of Education of the County of Jefferson incur debt and issue bonds in the amount of $3,135,000 to run not more than twenty years from the date thereof with interest not exceed- ing the rate of six per centum (6%) per annum, for the following: Estimated Project 1. Site acquisition and improvement and ac- quisition, construction, erection and equipping of a new consolk}ated high school for grades 10. 11 and 12 to accom- odate 1,000 students 2. Site acquisition and improvement and ae- qerectiUisition, eoi~-~-uctlon, on and equipping of a new elementary Location Cost In the vicinity $1,671,100 of Zoar In the vicinity of 398,300 the intersectlon of the Wheafland and Charles Town - Summit Point roads (Rout~ LI and 13/2) school to serve the Kabletown, Rippon, Summit Point and Middleway areas 3. Site acquisition and improvement and ac- quisition, construction, erection and equipping of a new elementary school to serve the Leetown, Kearneysville and Shenandoah Junct- ion areas In the vicinity of 398,300 Bardane 4. Site acquisition and improvement and ac- quisition, construction. erection and equipping of a new elementary school to serve the Harpers Ferry, Hall. town, Bakerton and Miilville areas In the vicinity of 398,300 Alstadt's Hill 5. Addition to and en- largement and improve- ment of Blue Ridge Elementary School by adding classrooms, a re- source center and san- itary facilities 6. Addition to and en- largement and improve ment of Ranson Ele- mentary School by add- ing classrooms, a re- source center and san- itary facilities 7. Addition to and en- largement and improve- ment of Shepherdstown Elementary School by adding classrooms, and a resource center In the vicinity of 79,000 Mt. Mission In the vicinity of 111,000 Ranson In the vicinity of -79,000 Shepherdstown Total estimated cost of all above $3,135,000 all for the purposes of alleviating overcrowding of classrooms and facilities and providing better educational facilities for the stu. dents in Jefferson County School District; and levy taxes sufficient to pay the interest on and the principal of such bonds? YES NO NOTICE TO VOTERS: To vote in favor of the proposition submitted on this ballot, place an "X" mark in the square before the word "YES." To vote against it, place a similar mark before the word "NO." J, It is further hereby ordered that notice calling such election shall be given by the publication of this order once a week for two successive weeks within fourteen consecutive days next pre- ceding the date of the election in two newsphpers of opposite politics published in the School District, such newspapers being Spirit of Jefferson.Advocate and The Independent. 'WHE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON" LOWELL H. HETZEL President T. A. LOWERY Secretary Oct. 24-31. SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1968 tIard work will represents the main essential ingredient of suc- cess in life. People who know nothing about a problem can give you an answer without waiting to think. STAGGERS FOR CONGRESS (POL. TO PAY UP YOUR 1968 CHRISTMAS And Receive One Free Weekly Payment Remember, You Make 49 Payments BLAKREY BANK TRUST Gives You The 50th One F-R-E-E OUR 1969 CHRISTMAS CLUB PLAN Is Also Now Ready For You To Begin YOUR SAVING FOR THE 1969 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON Use Our You Will Find The Best IN ANY BANKING SERVICE AT-- COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM MEMBER FDIC RANSON, W. VA. - = --. :. - Quotations of the Blue Ridge Livestock Sales, at Charles Town, W. Vs Monday, Oct. 28, 1968. Receipts of all classes moder- ate, with a good demand for all butcher classes. Feature of sale was a pen of No. 1 hogs, 19.30. Choice butcher steers, none; good butcher steers, 23.00 ~o 24.00; .plain tto medium steers, 20.00 to 22.75; choice butcher heifers, none; good butcher heif- ers, 21.75 to 23.00; plain to medi- um heifers, 18.00 to 21.00; good buffs, 23.75 to 24.75; plain to me- dium bulls, 20.00 to 23.00; com- mercial cows, 17.00 to 18.00; util- i.ty cows, 15.75 to 16.75; canners and cutters, 15.50 down; cows by the.head, none; stocker and feed- er steers, 20.00 to 30.00; stock and feeder htetfers, 18.00 to 23.50. Choice to prime calves, 39.00 to 43.00; good butcher calves, 35.00 to 38.75; medium butcher calves, 31.00 to 34.75; thin calves, 30.75 down; heavy calves, 22.00 to 30.00. Lambs, good, 24.00 to 25.00; plain to medium, 20.00 to 23.00; butcher ewes, 3.00 to 6.00. Good butcher hogs, 18.40 to 19.00; medium butcher hogs, 17.85 to 18.35; heavy butcher hogs, 17.00 to 17.75; butcher sows, 14.85 to 16.00; heavy feeders and light butcher hogs, 17.00 to 19.00; streets per hundred, 24.00 down; pigs per head, up to 15,00; boars, 11.00 down. MLseeHaneous Sales Start 11:00 A.M. -- IAvesteek Sales 1:30 P.M. Each Monday. 11tomton Wilt Named County Chairman Vets For i mphrey.Muskle Thornton WiR has been named Jefferson County chairman of Veterans for Humphrey-Muskie. Mr. Wilt's appointment was an- rmunced today by State Senator Hans McCourt, state chairman of the veterans group backing the Democratic candidacy of Hubert H. Humphrey and Edmund S. Muskie for the Presidency and Vice Presidency. In making the announcement, McCourt said the Vice President's battles on behalf of veterans go back to years before Humphrey entered national politics. "His efforts toward reorgardz~t LOCAL SOLUTIONS TO LOCAL PROBLEMS THRU LF.ADERSHIP / Connie & Mary Ann (Glenn) Hammann & Family At Left Son Skip (C. C. H Jr.), Karen & Lisa ACTIVE IN --VOCATIONAL SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE --- JEFFERSON COUNTY EXTENSION SERvIcE COMMITTEE --- W. VA. COMMISSION ON MANPOWER, TECHNOLOGY & TRAINING --- CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION -- JEFFERSON COUNTY CHAMBER Of COMMERCE (DIRECTOR & FORMER VICE-PRES.) --W. VA. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (DIRECTOR) -- EPISCOPAL CHURCH - LOCAL, CONVOCATIONAL & D~OCESAN -- ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED With POTOMAC RIVER BASIN & CONTROL Of RIVEI~ -- JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMITTEE ON PROBLEMS FOR THE ELDERLY -- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF EASTERN W. VA. (DIRECTOR UPDC) --JEFFERSON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION FORMERLY --- PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR JEFFERSON JAYCEES -- PRESIDENT, SHEPHERDSTOWN LITTLE LEAGUE --- VICE-PRESIDENT JEFFERSON COUNTY MIDGET BASKETBALL ALSO -- VICE-PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR HALLTOWN PAPERBoARD COMPANY -- AMERICAN LEGION --- LT. (AIR INTELLIGENCE) U. S. NAVA~ RESERVE (RETIRED) --B. S. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, CARNEGIE.MELLON. UNIVERSITY 1951 -- 5 GALLON BLOOD DONOR ion of the Veter~ms Administrat- ion medical service, .legislative spade work that restdted in the 'Third Generation GI Bill' for veterans of Vietnam and ,the Vet erans Pension Ac~ of 1959, tieing pension rates to financial need, are indications of the Vice Pres- ident's efforts and concern for veterans," McCourt said, ON .NOVEMBER 5 REPUB,For COUNTY COMMISSIONER, SHEPHERDSTOWN OCt. 24.2t-(Pd. Pol. Adv.)