Morgan County briefs

January 09, 2006|by TRISH RUDDER

Pay raise requested for county police officers

Sheriff Ronnie McIntire told the Morgan County commissioners Friday the department has lost one deputy and a total of four deputies will be leaving "to be hired out of the county," he said.

"We had 21 indictments this time, and we have to start thinking before we lose everybody," he said.

McIntire said the yearly salary in other counties is about $39,000, compared to about $24,000 in Morgan County.

He said he knew the county would not be able to pay that much, "but we have to do something before we lose them."

He said Morgan County will become a training ground.

Glen Stotler, the commission president, said the commissioners will take a look at the budget.

"Bear with us a little while, and we'll take a look at it," said Commissioner Tommy Swaim.

Commission meeting dates approved

The commissioners also unanimously approved the 2006 meeting dates.


The regular meeting dates are Jan. 20; Feb. 3 and 24; March 10 and 24; April 7 and 21; May 5 and 19; June 2 and 16; July 7 and 21; Aug. 4 and 18; Sept. 8 and 22; Oct. 5 and 20; Nov. 3 and 17; and Dec. 8 and 22.

Senior housing complex developer meets board

Judd Roth, the Pa. developer heading up the senior housing and senior center construction project in Berkeley Springs, met with the Morgan County commissioners Friday.

Richard Gay, the Morgan County Commission attorney and Ruth Cooper, Roth's legal counsel, also attended the meeting.

The meeting was closed to the public. Glen Stotler, president of the commission, requested the meeting be held in executive session "to discuss the purchase of the real estate transaction."

Holiday schedule for 2006 is approved

The commissioners unanimously approved the 2006 holiday schedule, which is the same schedule as the state, Stotler said.

The county offices will close on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Monday, Feb. 20, Presidents Day; Tuesday, May 9, Primary Election Day; Monday, May 29, Memorial Day; Tuesday, June 20, West Virginia Day; Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day; Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day; Monday, Oct. 9, Columbus Day; Tuesday, Nov. 7, Election Day; Friday, Nov. 10, Veterans Day observance; Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24, Thanksgiving holiday; Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas; and Monday, Jan. 1, 2007, New Year's Day.

Stotler re-elected ascommission's president

Glen R. Stotler was re-elected president of the Morgan County Commission for 2006 at the meeting Friday by Commissioners Bob Ford and Tommy Swaim.

Stotler said this year is his 22nd consecutive as a Morgan County commissioner, and the majority of that time he has served as its president.

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