By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Shannondale, W.Va., residents packed the Jefferson County Circuit Court room Monday - filling all the seats, standing along the walls, sitting on the floor and overflowing into the hallway - in order to attend a hearing concerning roads in the subdivision.
An estimated crowd of 270 people attended the hearing on whether the residents of the large, mountain subdivision should be considered defendants of a class action suit filed by an association of other residents seeking a way to improve the roads.
"It's a heck of an interesting legal question here," said Jefferson County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes.
Wilkes asked attorneys for the defendants and the plaintiffs, the Shannondale Roads Association, to write legal memorandums for him to consider.