Berkeley County briefs

April 05, 2012

Landlord and property manager workshop offered

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A free workshop for landlords and property managers of residential rental housing in the city of Martinsburg and the Eastern Panhandle will be held Tuesday, April 24, at the Berkeley County Council chambers at 400 W. Stephen St.

The workshop in the second-floor meeting room will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

An attorney and other speakers are expected to talk about issues such as landlord tenant law in West Virginia, leasing advice, eviction procedures, code enforcement, rental registration, fair housing and other frequently asked questions of landlords.

Those interested in attending the workshop may register in advance by calling the city of Martinsburg’s Community Development Office at 304-264-2131, ext. 278, or sending an email to


David "Tommy" Puffenburger designated facilities director

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Council voted unanimously Thursday to designate David “Tommy” Puffenburger as the county’s facilities director.

Puffenburger, who has worked for the county for nearly 18 years, was named acting facilities director in December 2011 following the termination of Jay Russell in October.

No adjustment to Puffenburger’s salary of $51,814 was made Thursday.

Acting on Deputy County Administrator Alan Davis’ recommendation, the council agreed not to fill the deputy facilities director position. Davis said the deputy position is not funded in the county’s budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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