Commission split on annexation requests
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday accepted an annexation from the City of Charles Town but delayed taking action on one from the City of Ranson.
The annexation from Charles Town involved the 19-acre Davenport property off W.Va. 51, the site of a newly renovated train station.
There has been an interest in using the station for office space but it was not zoned for that use in the county, said Paul Raco, head of Jefferson County's Department of Planning, Zoning and Engineering.
Commission member Rusty Morgan complained during the commission's regular meeting Thursday that the annexation means the county is losing a potential business because of "rules that don't work anymore."