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Tabb has slim lead in Jefferson

November 08, 2000

Tabb has slim lead in Jefferson



By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Republican Jane Tabb was pulling away from Democrat Delores Milstead in the race for Jefferson County Commission Tuesday night in very preliminary early returns.

With 12 of 30 precincts reporting, Tabb had picked up 2,295 votes compared to Milstead's 2,037 votes, according to unofficial, incomplete results.

The race for the Middleway District seat largely focused on how to deal with growth in the county.

The issue has been at the forefront of discussions ever since a Virginia firm proposed a 3,300 home development south of Charles Town earlier this year that would also include a shopping center and business offices.

Milstead, who works as an independent contractor, said growth "absolutely has to be controlled." She called for impact fees, which are fees collected from developers to help pay for services required because of growth.

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Milstead, 57, of Middleway, also supported farmland protection, saying the county needs to help farmers keep their operations profitable so they will not have to sell their land if they do not want to.

Milstead said she wanted to have a county government where "all the parts of it are working together." That direction would be governed by a comprehensive plan, Milstead said.

Tabb, 47, of Kearneysville, said she would like to see a higher percentage of video lottery revenues returned to the county to help it pay for critical areas like public school needs and ambulance service.

Tabb described her view on growth as "responsible growth," which is a growth pattern which does not seek to develop every piece of land in the county, but does not shut down growth either.

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