Town of Bath briefs

July 08, 2009

Bath mayor wants council to focus on new ideas

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Town of Bath Mayor Susan J. Webster said at Tuesday night's council meeting that the town needs to be more involved in legislature issues, "and the things that bother us, we need to try to change."

Jim Slough, the new chairman of the ordinance committee, said the council needs to get involved.

Webster said people can help the council write bills, but it is important to begin now.

Webster also wants the town recorder and clerk to look at elections. Combining the town election with the May primary elections would be a great cost saving, she said.

The council should look into four-year terms instead of two, she said.

She wants more discussion about annexation into the town, Webster said. "We need to hear from the people," she said.

She said she also wants the town Web site up and running.


Councilman Ryan Rebant said, "I'll have that done by the end of the year."


New councilman appointed to board

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Town of Bath councilman Jim Slough was unanimously approved to serve as a town representative on the Morgan County Parks and Recreation board.

At Tuesday night's meeting, which will be the first meeting of the fiscal year, Slough will join Bath Mayor Susan J. Webster and resident Gordon McLeod as representatives of the town on the Parks and Recreation board.

Slough said he was interested in serving and submitted a letter to the council, Webster said.


Town employees receive recognition from Bath Police Dept.

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Andy Stotler and Dean Vangoshen, two Town of Bath employees, assisted the police department twice recently and were recognized for their good work. 

At Tuesday night's Bath council meeting, Bath Police Chief Craig Pearrell said on June 25 a "broken-down 18-wheeler" had traffic blocked and Stotler and Vangoshen "jumped in and directed traffic." On July 1, they helped again with a second accident on Washington Street.

Pearrell gave Stotler and Vangoshen plaques recognizing them for their efforts. Both men are Morgan County volunteer firefighters. Stotler works with the Great Cacapon Fire Department and Vangoshen is with the Berkeley Springs Fire Department. 

The Town of Bath is the local government inside Berkeley Springs.

 -- Trish Rudder



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