By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Commission Thursday approved an ordinance for its address conversion project.
Mary Kackley, the county's 911 director, said field verification work, which began Tuesday, will take "about six to eight weeks to do the entire county, including the municipalities." Crews will identify houses, businesses, schools, churches and all other buildings for the enhanced 911 system's database.
The address conversion was the subject of a two-hour public meeting Wednesday where several people in a crowd of about 60 asked the county to help pay for the replacement of road signs in private developments.
Kackley said just one field verifier is in the county this week, although others will come in as needed. In addition to buildings, they will be mapping locations of fire hydrants, other water sources and free-standing pay phones.