Bill Text: WV HCR109 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Study the use of property in Elkins for development of a multi-use property

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 19-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-04-10 - To House Rules [HCR109 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2021-HCR109-Introduced.html

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 109

(By Delegates Nestor, Pritt, Ferrell, Andersen, J. Kelly, Longanacre, Reed, Linville, Reynolds, Wamsley, Bruce, Barnhart, Holstein, Hott, Mandt, Storch, G. Ward, Westfall and Worrell)

[Introduced April 10, 2021]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance to study the potential impact of the development of the railroad yard in Elkins, West Virginia to include an ampitheater/multi-use property that can host concerts and athletic events.

Whereas, Elkins is the gateway to many tourist destinations throughout Randolph County, including Canaan Valley State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, Cass Scenic Railroad, Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, and National Radio Astronomy Observatory; and

Whereas, Elkins is a terminus for the Durbin Greenbrier Valley Railroad excursion trains and supports an active Railyard including the Elkins Depot Welcome Center and the Darden Mill; and

Whereas, The region offers many activities for residents and tourists alike, including the best ski resorts in the south, miles of mountain biking, hiking in the Monongahela National Forest, access to over 500 miles of trout streams, whitewater rivers for all skill levels, an unparalleled blaze of fall colors, hunting, and award winning golf courses.  The region has been recognized as one of our Nation’s top five tourism destinations; and

Whereas, In order to continue to develop Elkins as a tourist destination and provide additional activities for the residents of the region, Elkins has begun to develop the railyard property.  This property this is prime real estate that if developed correctly could grow tourism in the area and State; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the potential impact of the development of the railroad yard in Elkins, West Virginia to include an ampitheater/multi-use property that can host concerts and athletic events; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the Regular Session of the Legislature, 2022, on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report, and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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