By AMY WALLAUER
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - It's unclear what has angered Hedgesville, W.Va., residents more - the Berkeley County Commission's letter to the governor supporting fewer restrictions on a local landfill, or the way the commission went about discussing the letter and sending it.
Regardless, the dozens of people who attended the commission meeting Thursday wanted answers and action.
Instead, they got conflicting statements and time on next week's agenda so the commission can look into their concerns.
"This is too volatile and too important of an issue for a few people to make a decision," said Howard Strauss, former commissioner and current candidate for state Senate.
Strauss was one of 18 people who spoke Thursday at the commission meeting about a letter the commission sent to Gov. Cecil Underwood last week. The letter expressed the commission's majority consent to lifting the 500-ton daily limit at LCS Services Inc. on Allensville Road near Hedgesville.