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Big F Park Road suit

February 27, 1999|By DAVE McMILLION

Staff Writer

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A road in a local subdivision has been re-named Big F Park Road, and a couple in the development is not impressed.

Paul D. and Caroyln S. Oliver say the new road name has a "negative sexual connotation" that has depreciated the value of their $205,000 house, according to a suit filed against the Berkeley County Commissioners.

Also named in the suit is Mary Kackley, director of Berkeley County 911.

The commissioners have passed a law allowing officials to change road names in the county has part of an enhanced 911 emgergency telephone system in Berkeley County, according to the suit, filed in Berkeley County Circuit Court.

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But the suit alleges the commission "has absolutely no right nor jurisdiction" over any of the roads and streets in the county.

In addition to losses in depreciation of their property, the Olivers say they will be forced to incur other costs. The couple's homeowners association will be forced to purchase new road signs in the Birch Creek subdivision and the Olivers will have to change their driver's license, checking accounts and other changes, according to the suit.

The commissioners could not be reached for comment.

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