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Earlier this month, Litsey and fellow ...
Earlier this month, Litsey and fellow Snowshoe homeowner Bill McHenry traveled to Charleston, hoping to convince legislators to strike the objectionable voting restriction and RAD board composition from the statute.
The two RAD opponents were unsuccessful with legislators, but McHenry reported that Department of Revenue Cabinet Secretary Robert Kiss and Deputy Attorney General J. Robert Leslie had opinions on the RAD law.
In a letter to the editor in The Pocahontas Times
wrote that both Kiss and Leslie said the law would not survive court challenge due to constitutional issues, but that it was the Legislature's province to act first.
"Both stated they felt it most appropriate to allow the Legislature to initiate action to repeal/replace the law prior to them providing comment and opinion," McHenry
Two Pocahontas County commissioners attended a Snowshoe homeowner meeting on Saturday to hear a discussion about a proposed resort area district (RAD). Homeowners on both sides of the issue expressed their opinions during the meeting. In the photo, left to right: Commissioner Jamie Walker, Commissioner David McLaughlin, Snowshoe property owner Bill McHenry and Snowshoe Mountain President Frank DeBerry.
Retired Marine Corps officer Bill ...
Retired Marine Corps officer Bill McHenry distributes copies of his slideshow briefing during a Pocahontas County Commission meeting on December 2. McHenry presented a briefing on recommended revisions to the state statute authorizing creation of resort area districts (RADs) in West Virginia, and why revisions to the current law are needed before a RAD should be formed at Snowshoe or anywhere in the state.
Retired Marine Corps officer Bill McHenry distributes copies of his slideshow briefing during a Pocahontas County Commission meeting on December 2.
presented a briefing on recommended revisions to the state statute authorizing creation of resort area districts (RADs) in West Virginia, and why revisions to the current law are needed before a RAD
should be formed at Snowshoe
or anywhere in the state.
Snowshoe property owner Bill McHenry delivered a briefing to the Pocahontas County Commission on Tuesday morning, recommending several changes to the statute authorizing the creation of resort area districts (RADs) in West Virginia.
McHenry is a retired Marine Corps program director, with a Master's Degree in Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Organizational Planning.
McHenry served as an Marine Corps Infantry/Recon officer and commanded units in Vietnam, Beirut and Southwest Asia.
military service includes several years in Special Operations assignments in Africa and Asia.
may be a good thing for Snowshoe
, the county and state if properly developed and implemented, but the process needs to be slowed down and done right," he
studied 15 other special tax districts across the U.S. while preparing his
recommendations, and concluded that legislation in other states differs significantly from the RAD statute passed by the West Virginia Legislature in 2013.
"Many RADs nationally are doing a good job, but these RADs are significantly different than the one Intrawest wants," he
said the Legislature should have included more people and groups in the planning process when drafting the RAD law.
"It appears the West Virginia State Attorney General's Office, the West Virginia Council on Economic Development, communities in the county that are effected by the limited and narrow law, other resort operators, and the local banking and real estate communities did not participate in the planning process," he said.
"This was not an inclusive process nor was due diligence, in my opinion, accomplished.
Folks from throughout the county that could benefit in the future know nothing about it."
distributed an executive summary listing the following recommendations:
delivered a written report and a proposed revised RAD statute to the Commission and recommended that the Commission request the Legislature to make the changes.
Following the briefing, McHenry
answered questions and the Commission heard public comments on the RAD alternative.
News | Adams County School District 14
The Adams City High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC) program was awarded Naval Honor School Status last week during a visit from Dr. Bill McHenry, national JROTC program director for the United States Marine Corps.
praised the outstanding facilities and opportunities provided at ACHS
Additionally, McHenry bestowed honors upon Superintendent Sue Chandler, ACHS Principal Shelli Robins and Lt.
Above all, McHenry
lauded the ACHS cadets for their significant demonstration of commitment and character to earn recognition as one of the nation's best JROTC programs.
With all cadets present in the ACHS theater, Dr. McHenry
provided the following advice to students: stay in school and take advantage of the educational opportunities available in Adams 14 and post-secondary institutions; obtain a good job; get married; have kids and raise a strong family.
stressed that it is important for students to do those four things in that order; otherwise, students may struggle to find success in their lives.
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Posted 11/01 - McHenry Wins Coach of the Year: Five years ago, Bill McHenry started a team at Fort Mill High School.
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Col. (Ret.) Bill McHenry."The first 48 to 72 hours are critical."
McHenry views this coming war through thick lenses.During a 29-year-military career, he
fought in Vietnam, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf in 1991.His
33-year-old son is stationed in Kuwait with a Marine Corps special operations reconnaissance unit.McHenry
accepts that many will die.But how many deaths can the American public live with?
"Would you rather lose them in the desert or lose them in Los Angeles or Rock Hill?"McHenry
replied."I believe that to be true sooner or later.These people will kill us indiscriminately.They absolutely hate us.The choice is not what casualties are acceptable, it's where do you want to take those casualties or when.Do you want to take them at Northwestern High School
or in the desert?"said McHenry, a Fort Mill High School ROTC instructor.