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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 123 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 123

(By Delegates Fleischauer, Pyles, Rowe, Walker and Hansen)

[Introduced February 27, 2020]

 

Requesting the Division of Highways name bridge number 31-119-13.78 (31A197), locally known as the South University Avenue Bridge, carrying U.S. Route 119 over Deckers Creek in Monongalia County, the “John W. Pyles Bridge”.

Whereas, John W. Pyles was born in Flemington, Taylor County, West Virginia, in 1933, where his father was employed by the B&O Railroad as a trackman and the family later moved to Morgantown, West Virginia, where his father took a job working in a coal mine at Maidsville; and

Whereas, John W. Pyles attended the public schools in Monongalia County and graduated from Morgantown High School in 1950, and attended West Virginia University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1955 and a master’s degree in 1960; and

Whereas, John W. Pyles taught music in the public schools of Monongalia County, serving as a band director at Sabraton and Westover Junior High Schools, and he was a traveling music teacher serving several elementary schools in the county; and

Whereas, John W. Pyles was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1962 and 1964, serving from 1963 to 1966; and

Whereas, John W. Pyles was elected as County Assessor of Monongalia County in 1968, and served five terms from 1969 to 1988; and

Whereas, John W. Pyles was elected as County Commissioner for Monongalia County in 1990, and served three terms from 1991 to 2008; and

Whereas, It is fitting that his contributions to his community be recognized by the dedication of a notable structure in his honor; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 31-119-13.78 (31A197), locally known as the South University Avenue Bridge, carrying U.S. Route 119 over Deckers Creek in Monongalia County, the “John W. Pyles Bridge”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the “John W. Pyles Bridge”; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House forward a copy of this resolution to the Commissioner of the Division of Highways.

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