Morgan County Commission briefs

January 11, 2008|By TRISH RUDDER

Firm chosen to upgrade emergency communications

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? Custom Computers and Communications will provide and install radio equipment to improve emergency communications in Morgan County after the county commission unanimously approved its bid for the project at Friday's commission meeting.

Two homeland security grants totaling more than $460,000 recently were awarded to the county for the improvements.

The Augusta, W.Va., firm will receive $251,822 for radio equipment and installation for nonlaw-enforcement agencies such as OES, the 911 Center, Emergency Medical Services and fire departments.

Custom Computers also will receive $211,620 for radio equipment and installation for county and town law enforcement.

Dave Michael, director of the county's Office of Emergency Services, said installation of the new equipment is to be completed by May 31.


The other bidder for the project was Motorola Inc., Michael said.


Garden club plans to landscape around WWII monument

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? The Foxglove Garden Club has formed a committee to design and install landscaping around the World War II monument at Fairfax Green.

Cornelia Belton, president of the garden club, said at Friday's Morgan County Commission meeting that master gardener Larry Lower will advise the committee regarding the design of the new landscaping.

Fairfax Green is across the street from the courthouse complex.

The club also maintains other sites in town, including the German Cemetery and an herb garden at the Train Depot.

The club received approval for $4,074.06 to fund the garden club's expenses for trees, plants, flowers and holiday decorations.

The funding will come from the county's portion of the hotel/motel tax revenue, Commission President Glen R. Stotler said.

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