By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Opponents of a recently opened Winchester Avenue massage parlor will present a petition containing the signatures of 30 people at tonight's Martinsburg City Council meeting.
But city officials said it appears there is little they can do about the issue.
Local residents who do not agree with the city's decision to grant Colleen Mooney-Aunkst a special exception for her business at 667 Winchester Ave. probably would have to appeal the decision to Berkeley County Circuit Court, said City Manager Mark Baldwin.
City Council members will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the issue.
Winchester Avenue resident Marjorie Moulton said she will present the petition containing about 30 signatures to the City Council tonight.
Moulton and Winchester Avenue resident Everett Fogle said they oppose the massage business for several reasons, including the way the approval process was conducted.