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Jefferson County briefs

January 31, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

Parks and Rec. official pitches fireworks show



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission was presented with a plan Thursday to have a fireworks show celebrating the July 4 holiday this year.

Under the proposal, the fireworks show would be at Sam Michaels Park on Saturday, July 1, and would include a grand opening for a new community center at the park, said Toni Milbourne, vice president of the board of directors of the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Commission.

The fireworks would cost about $30,000 and Milbourne asked the commission to contribute $10,000.

The idea got a cool reception from the commission.

Commission member Jane Tabb said she liked the idea, but said she believes the priority for the county should be making sure the community center is properly equipped.




County discusses howlilng dog law



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commission member Rusty Morgan said he wants the county to again consider the possibility of a law to control howling dogs.

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Morgan said last Thursday that there continues to be a problem of howling dogs disturbing people and said one possible way of dealing with the matter is to establish a panel to hear barking complaints.

The panel could investigate if it receives two or three complaints for the same howling dog, Morgan said.

The commission had previously drafted a barking dog law, but some people criticized it and said the commission was going to "extremes." Residents said it is natural for a dog to bark, especially if the animal senses trouble around its property.

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