Jefferson County Commission briefs

October 24, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

Police presence coming for mountain

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The establishment of a police substation on the Blue Ridge Mountain took a step forward Thursday when the Jefferson County Commission agreed to spend $15,100 to move a mobile home to the proposed site.

The mobile home, which will be used as the office for the substation, will be moved from Sam Michaels Park to Blue Ridge Elementary School, the site of the substation.

Blue Ridge Mountain residents over the years have vented frustrations over repeated house burglaries, vandalism and other crime in the area and Berkeley County Sheriff Everett "Ed" Boober has proposed the substation as a way to increase police presence on the mountain.

The substation, which is being referred to as the Blue Ridge Resource Center, would also be used by West Virginia State Police and the state Department of Natural Resources, Boober said Thursday.


County to help pay for records storage

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission agreed Thursday to spend $9,800 to help increase space in the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's office for storage of records.

Circuit Clerk Patsy Noland said she wants to apply for a $98,000 grant for "movable shelving" but the awarding of the money is contingent on a 10 percent funding match.

Noland's office is in a court complex along George Street where the three county magistrates work. The magistrates have complained to the commission about a lack of courtroom space in the building.

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