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Berkeley County briefs

December 24, 2007|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD

Funding for Raleigh Street extension in Martinsburg advances



MARTINSBURG, W.Va.. -A $500,000 allocation in federal funding for the Raleigh Street extension project cleared a final hurdle in the House of Representatives, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced last week.

Capito requested funding for the Raleigh Street Extension in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Transportation Appropria- tions bill in June and the Republican congresswoman said in a news release that the U.S. Senate will pass the appropriations bill that authorizes the money.

The bill still must be signed by the president.

"I'm excited to see this funding go to an incredibly important project," Capito said in a news release. "Without a doubt, there is more work to be done, but this is great news for Martinsburg as we continue our work to see the Raleigh Street extension become a reality."




Public hearing set for development rights



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Transferable Development Rights ordinance on Jan. 7 in the Berkeley County Commission chambers. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m.

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Copies of the proposed ordinance will be available on the Internet at www.berkeley countycomm.org. Copies also will be available at the Planning Commission and Berkeley County Commission offices, and at each of the County's four public library locations.

If adopted along with the proposed zoning ordinance in May, the ordinance would allow a property owner, such as a farmer, to sell his development rights to another property owner in another zoned area of the county.

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