CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - What will Charles Town need in coming years as the 3,300-home Huntfield development and the 800-home Norborne Glebe development get under way?
City officials say the obvious needs will be more police officers, expanded utilities and a bigger city administration.
But should the city also look at adding another library?
An Olympic-size swimming pool?
A soccer complex?
Such amenities are not likely to be considered immediately, but people moving in from larger metropolitan areas are likely to demand them, said Charles Town Council member Matt Ward, who is on a new committee to devise a capital improvements plan for the city.
A way to pay for expanded services is being formulated, and now city officials want to put together a formal plan that determines what additional services the city should provide as the population grows.