Moratorium on subdivisions rejected
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission decided Friday to reject the petition request for a temporary moratorium on subdivisions in the county.
Commissioner Bob Ford said a moratorium will not be considered at this time. He said the general concern of the public was considered, "and the new subdivision rules which were adopted on July 21 reflect that."
About 1,000 Morgan County residents signed the petition requesting the moratorium, and it was presented to the commission at the July 7 public hearing on new subdivision regulations.
George Farnham of Outhouses of Unger, the group protesting high-density subdivisions coming into the county, spearheaded the petition.
Nuisance law being considered
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Adopting a nuisance ordinance was discussed Friday by the Morgan County Commission, along with Debra McLaughlin, county prosecuting attorney; county sheriff Ronnie McIntire; and Jason Bowers, county dog warden.