SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown may be a small town, but there's a lot of thinking going on.
So much so, that town officials have discussed making the mayor's job a full-time paid position or creating some sort of full-time executive position.
Mayor Lance Dom discussed the idea during the Jan. 22 town council meeting.
Dom said he thinks a full-time mayor position or other type of paid position is needed to examine long-range issues.
One of the issues Dom said he has been studying recently is how the town's water rates are structured.
Like other parts of the state, Shepherdstown has a "declining" rate structure, meaning that the more water a customer uses, the lower the rate per gallon.
Dom said he would like to see the town go to an "inclining" water rate structure, meaning a customer would be charged a higher rate the more water that is used.