Berkeley Springs briefs

November 22, 2005|by TRISH RUDDER

Police department wins AAA honor

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Town of Bath Police Department recently received the 2005 Platinum Community Traffic Safety Award from the American Automobile Association (AAA) for outstanding service.

Tony Lynch, the town police chief, told the Bath Town Council on Monday evening that the award is based on traffic safety programs that police departments have in the community, such as "Click it or Ticket" and DUI patrols. Lynch said the town police department has added speed signs and crosswalk safety signs.

Policy changes made regarding water lines

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Bath Town Council water committee agreed on policy changes at its Nov. 10 meeting, David Crosby, Bath finance committee chairman and water committee member, told the town council Monday.

When the town-owned water department, Berkeley Springs Water Works (BSWW), adopts new water lines, the W.Va. Public Service Commission (PSC) policies "must be taken, and no long water lines will be done by BSWW without council approval," Crosby said.


He said it must be determined what the costs are for the water department, and for what costs the property owner will be responsible.

"If Berkeley Springs Water Works does work for any council member, it must be approved by the town council," Crosby said.

Town may close office on Wednesday afternoons

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Margie McCumbee, Bath town clerk, suggested the town close for public business on Wednesday afternoons. She said this would allow her to complete the paperwork.

The council members were in favor of closing from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, and Webster suggested a starting date of Jan. 1.

A decision was put off until the next council meeting, Dec. 5, since the item was not on the meeting agenda.

The Town of Bath is the local government inside Berkeley Springs.

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