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2014-5-13

GREENSVILLE/EMPORIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

LOCAL BOARD MEETING

The Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services Administrative Board will meet on Thursday, October 18, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Greensville/Emporia Department of Social Services located at 1748 East Atlantic Street.  The public is welcome to attend.

City Recognizes Building Safety Month

Proclamation

Building Safety Month

May 1-31, 2014

         Whereas,our City’s continuing efforts to address the critical issues of safety, energy efficiency, and resilience in the built environment that affect our citizens, both in everyday life and in times of natural disaster, give us confidence that our structures are safe and sound, and; 

         Whereas,our confidence is achieved through the devotion of vigilant guardians––building safety and fire prevention officials, architects, engineers, builders, tradespeople,laborers and others in the construction industry––who work year-round to ensure the safe construction of buildings, and;

         Whereas,these guardians—dedicated members of the International Code Council—use a governmental consensus process  that brings together local, state and federal officials with expertise in the built environment to create and implement the highest-quality codes to protect Americans in the buildings where we live, learn, work, worship, play, and;

         Whereas,the International Codes, the most widely adopted building safety, energy and fire prevention codes in the nation, are used by most U.S. cities, counties and states; these modern building codes also include safeguards to protect the public from natural disasters such as hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, wildland fires and earthquakes, and;

         Whereas,Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council, to remind the public about the critical role of our communities’ largely unknown guardiansof public safety––our local code officials––who assure us of safe, efficient and livable buildings, and;

         Whereas,Building Safety: Maximizing Resilience, Minimizing Risks,” the theme for Building Safety Month 2014, encourages all Americans to raise awareness of the importance of building safety; green and resilient building; pool, spa and hot tub safety; backyard safety; and new technologies in the construction industry. Building Safety Month 2014 encourages appropriate steps everyone can take to ensure that the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play are safe and sustainable, and recognizes that countless lives have been saved due to the implementation of safety codes by local and state agencies, and,

         Whereas,each year, in observance of Building Safety Month, Americans are asked to consider projects to improve building safety and sustainability at home and in the community, and to acknowledge the essential service provided to all of us by local and state building departments and federal agencies in protecting lives and property.

         Now, Therefore,I,Mary L. Person, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Emporia, Virginia do hereby proclaim the month of May 2014 as Building Safety Month.

Done this 6th day of May in the year 2014.

Obituary-Eunice E. “Jeanie” Wilson

Eunice E. “Jeanie” Wilson, 78, of Emporia; widow of Benjamin F. Wilson, Jr., passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. She is survived by two sons, Charles Wilson and Wayne Wilson and wife, Melanie; daughter, Wanda Wilson and husband, Gene Jordan; five grandchildren, Joshua Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Amanda Stone, Ashley Wilson, Anthony Wilson and Heather Jordan. A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 at Greensvile Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to The Caring House, 2625 Pickett Rd, Durham, NC 27705. Online condolences may be made at www.owenfh.com.

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