MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Voters in Berkeley County are expected to be asked to consider adopting a zoning ordinance for the county's future land use this fall in a special election, County Commissioners Steven C. Teufel and Ronald K. Collins said Thursday.
Collins, Teufel and newly seated Commissioner William L. "Bill" Stubblefield were told Thursday by Berkeley County Planner Matthew Mullenax that a committee formed to draft the ordinance planned to meet two more times before moving into a "public education and outreach" phase of the initiative.
"Based on this, the draft zoning ordinance will tentatively be available for public review and comment sometime in ... March or April," Mullenax said.
The special election is expected to cost between $80,000 and $85,000, Mullenax said. The cost will be absorbed by the county's planning department, which operates on fees paid by developers.