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Jefferson County briefs

October 27, 2006|by DAVE McMILLION

Official wants instant messaging system



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commission member Rusty Morgan said Thursday he would like to set up a system where local residents can receive regular updates about county government.

Morgan said he thinks some sort of "instant messaging" system which people would subscribe to would be a beneficial way for residents to be informed about county government.

The system could use e-mails or some other way of communication to inform people about the county's schedule of events, Morgan said.

County officials agreed to look into the idea.




County to boost revitalization project



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Commission members agreed Thursday to enter a partnership with the Charles Town City Council to expand a downtown revitalization project east along Washington Street.

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Several years ago, Charles Town officials completed the downtown revitalization project which cost at least $7.1 million. The project ran along Washington Street from West to Samuel streets and included new sidewalks, streetlights, planters, a historical interpretive area beside the Jefferson County Courthouse and burying overhead utility lines.

Charles Town City Council member Randy Breeden told commission members Thursday that the city wants to extend the revitalization east on Washington Street to Charles Town Races & Slots.

Part of the proposed work includes burying overhead power lines, which is expected to cost about $500,000, Breeden said.

Breeden asked the commission to help with the project.

Commission members did not take any action on financial support but agreed to enter into a partnership with the city on the project.

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