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Berkeley Springs briefs

December 22, 2004|by TRISH RUDDER

Bath Council OKs water policy change



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Town of Bath Councilman Dave Hall, chairman of the town's Water Works Committee, asked council members Monday to approve a policy change between Warm Springs Public Service District and Berkeley Springs Water Works.

When the water has to be turned off because a sewer bill has not been paid, Hall said the new policy will be that an employee of Warm Springs Public Service District, which handles sewer service in Morgan County, will drive to the residence and inform the resident that the water is being turned off.

Hall said a Berkeley Springs Water Works employee will go with the Service District person and turn off the water. Hall said if they go together and the Service District employee informs the resident the reason for the shutoff is because the sewer bill hasn't been paid, it will alleviate a lot of confusion and hard feelings toward the water department.

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Hall said people see the water department vehicle and assume the water department has made an error because the people have paid the water bill. If the sewer bill is not paid, the water has to be shut off, he said.

The council approved the policy change.




Free parking lasts until Dec. 27 in Bath



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Free metered parking is being offered in the Town of Bath.

At the Bath Town Council meeting on Monday night, Mayor Susan Webster said the meters are "bagged" through Dec. 26. The free parking went into effect Monday.

Paid meter parking will resume Dec. 27, Webster said.

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