By CLYDE FORD
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commissioners approved a plan Thursday that is expected to eventually move Jefferson County Magistrate Court down the street from its present building.
The current location of magistrate court is too cramped, with not enough space for the records and hearing room, said Jefferson County Commissioner President James Knode.
The building also is not easily accessible to those with disabilities, he said. The Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office is inaccessible on the second floor because there is no elevator, he said. The hearing room is in the basement, which can only be reached by going down a flight of stairs.