A day of respect
I have only been a resident of Morgan County for four years, but even I am aware of the many contributions made by Senator Byrd to the State of West Virginia. So I was amazed when the two native-born West Virginia County Commissioners voted not to honor the senator by closing county offices on Friday, July 1.
Even though most of the counties throughout the state and all of the state offices were closed, they chose to have county offices in Morgan County remain open. I would have thought that they could have shown some respect for the senator.
But why should I be surprised? These same two commissioners voted to hand over the control for security on the first floor of our new courthouse to the sheriff and his chief deputy. We will now have locked doors and intense security screening just to go in and pay our taxes. Maybe they heard a rumor that the Taliban or Al-Qaida was spotted in the woods on Warm Springs Ridge.
Arthur E. Peters