BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - A parking study that will cost the town $4,200 plus $7,350 in in-kind service was unanimously approved Friday by the Bath Town Council at a special town council meeting.
The study was requested by the Streetscape committee at Tuesday night's Bath Town Council meeting.
Larry Lower, a member of the Streetscape Committee, said the comprehensive parking study grant from the West Virginia Governor's Partnership Program is a 50-50 partnership, and the estimated grant total is $39,400.
The town is responsible for $19,700, and the $8,150 still needed would be secured from other organizations, such as the Berkeley Springs-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, Lower said.
Lower said parking has been an issue even before the Streetscape project was a reality, and there is no money available in Streetscape grant funding.