Morgan County briefs

February 13, 2009

Job descriptions approved for Web site

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Job descriptions for the county planning assistant/commission secretary and the assistant to the administrator were approved Thursday by the Morgan County Commission and will be added to the county's Web site.

The "formal, written job descriptions" are encouraged to be done in other departments, commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said. She said Berkeley County has online job descriptions available on its Web site, and Jefferson County is working on formalizing its job descriptions for county employees.

Commissioner Stacy A. Dugan said the value is not only for good management practices, but it gives Morgan County citizens an easy way to find who is responsible for what area of government.

It saves the caller from being transferred from person to person, Hutchinson said.

Dugan said the organizational chart and job descriptions "go hand in hand and is a building process for better management."


The Morgan County government organizational chart was approved at an earlier meeting and can be viewed on the site.


Morgan County Fair/Berkeley Springs Farmers Market request funds

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Larry Lower, president of the Morgan County Fair Board and coordinator for the Berkeley Springs Farmers Market, requested funds from the Morgan County Commission at Thursday's meeting.

Lower requested $6,000 for the fair and $1,000 for the farmers market, both the same amounts as last year.

This is the ninth year for the fair, which attracts about 3,500 visitors over the fair weekend held on the Berkeley Springs High School grounds.

The farmers market begins its eighth year on the last Sunday in April, and the Thursday market will begin its third year in late June. Lower said more than 26,000 people attend the market.

Lower said there is an increase in demand for local fresh foods, and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and West Virginia University are investing in developing local production.

-- Trish Rudder

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