Jefferson County briefs

August 15, 2008|By DAVE McMILLION

Jefferson County residents to vote on proposed indoor swimming pool

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County voters will not be asked in the Nov. 4 general election whether an indoor swimming pool should be built in the county, the Jefferson County Commission decided Thursday.

The commissioners earlier said they would put the issue on the ballot, but they unanimously decided Thursday not to place it before voters.

Cost figures surrounding the project have not been finalized, the commission said.

There is a lack of swimming facilities in the county and the commission has considered building an indoor swimming pool at Sam Michaels Park north of Charles Town.


Commissioner Rusty Morgan said previously it was the "all-American way" to let voters have a voice in the issue.

Jefferson County Commissioners continue discussion of pay raises for county employees

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday continued discussions of pay raises for county employees.

Last week, the commission voted to spend $146,000 to increase wages for 26 employees under their control, and on Thursday, the commission heard proposals to increase wages for employees in other offices, including the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk's office, the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's office and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department.

To give employees in those offices raises according to a recently completed wage study, it will cost $60,000 for the sheriff's department, $105,000 for the prosecutor's office and $86,700 for the circuit clerk's office.

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