MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several Rocky Marsh-area residents voiced concerns to the Berkeley County Commission Thursday morning that a revised flood plain ordinance would restrict efforts to solve flooding problems.
They were assured by Commission President James "Jim" Smith and other county officials that the ordinance wouldn't hinder efforts to get federal permission to clean up Rocky Marsh Run or put gravel on the road leading to their homes.
Smith said the ordinance - including flood plain maps of the Rocky Marsh area updated by FEMA - had to be adopted under federal law so county residents could continue getting flood insurance.
The commissioners adopted the ordinance unanimously.
Roy Cottrell, who lives in the Horner subdivision off W.Va. 45, asked if the revised ordinance prohibited putting gravel on the self-maintained road for the subdivision.