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Morgan County Commission briefs

November 06, 2009

Skate park might get new look



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jeremy Cupp, a skate park specialist with American Ramp Co., met Thursday with the Morgan County Commission to present ideas for the Berkeley Springs Bike and Skate Park (BS2) designated for Harmison Field on Ewing Street. 

Cupp said the company can provide equipment for the park that can be purchased and built piece by piece. The company can use the existing skate park design or it can design a new one at no charge, Cupp said.  

He said the company would match a grant of about $20,000 that was awarded to BS2 about six years ago, give 5 to 25 percent off purchases and help the park get free helmets for the skaters provided by a foundation.

Bruce Beadenkopf, acting director for Morgan County Parks and Recreation, said he gave a copy of the skate park drawings to Cupp.

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Beadenkopf said Cupp provided fundraising ideas that can be used over the winter.

Public hearing set for commercial and industrial improvement ordinance



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A public hearing on changes to the commercial and industrial improvement location permit ordinance will be Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m.

County planner Alma Gorse said at Thursday's Morgan County Commission meeting the draft ordinance approved by the planning commission needs legal review and a public hearing. 

The commission unanimously approved moving forward with the legal review, which is needed by Dec. 4.

Closed landfill to be covered



BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The landfill in Great Cacapon, W.Va., that was closed about 10 years ago is scheduled to be covered beginning next spring.

Mark Church, project manager with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, on Thursday told the Morgan County Commission the old county landfill on Detour Road is part of the Land Fill Closure Assistance Program.

It will take about six months to complete the project, he said.

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