Commissioners delay vote on Raco's job
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Discussion of a proposed Jefferson County government reorganization that would involve transferring longtime county planner Paul Raco to another job was postponed Thursday.
The Jefferson County Commissioners decided to delay discussion on the proposal until next week's commission meeting.
The proposal would involve transferring Raco from his job as executive director of the Department of Planning, Zoning and Engineering and putting him in charge of the county's building program.
That job would involve overseeing projects like construction of a new courthouse facility, Commissioner Greg Corliss said.
Under the proposal, the county's planning department staff would report to the Jefferson County Planning Commission, a board whose members are appointed by the commissioners, Corliss said.
Raco was at the center of a controversy two months ago when county officials considered dismissing him.
Commissioners to write Manchin on tax
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commissioners on Thursday agreed to write a letter to Gov. Joe Manchin to express concern about significant property tax hikes local residents have had to endure.