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by TARA REILLY | February 10, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com Property owners who would like to subdivide their land into a few lots but have difficulty affording a new Washington County fee to do so might get more time to pay the charge. The fee, part of the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, charges developers about $7,355 per home if they're building in areas where elementary schools are at 85 percent capacity or higher. The revenue from the fees goes toward construction projects to increase school capacity, including building schools or adding classrooms.
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By ROBERT SNYDER | November 30, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. A citizens group opposed to a residential subdivision in northern Berkeley County has filed a petition with the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by a county circuit court. Members of the Concerned Citizens of Whiting's Neck, who filed suit last year against the county's planning commission after that group's approved a 44-home subdivision along Greensburg and Scrabble roads, have asked the state Supreme Court to reverse the circuit court's ruling related to a cluster of sewage disposal systems proposed for the project.
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May 26, 2004
The Hagerstown City Council adopted the following new fees Tuesday as part of the city budget for fiscal 2005:n Planning Department zoning verification fee: $25 per single-family home; $50 for all others. Fire department juvenile intervention program fee: $150 per child. The following fee increases were adopted: Utility fee (charged to electric, phone and water utility companies serving within city): $3,500, an increase of $500. n Department of Motor Vehicle flagging for municipalities fee: $55, up $5. Bad check fee: $35, up $2. New residential building permit: $5 per $1,000 of assessed value, up $1.50 per $1,000.
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by TRISH RUDDER | August 30, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Building and other home-improvement license permits and subdivision fees could be increasing in Morgan County. A public hearing on the proposed fees will be Thursday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. at the county commission office. Alma Gorse, head of the Morgan County Planning Office, told the Morgan County Commission at last Friday's meeting that it has been 10 years since fees were increased. She said an "upward adjustment is overdue.
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by TARA REILLY | December 3, 2003
Plat approval given for Twin Ridge The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday gave preliminary plat approval to a 90-semi-detached unit residential development proposed for the Maugansville area. Senior Planner Tim Lung said a semi-detached unit consists of two homes separated by a common wall. The development, known as Twin Ridge, would be located along the north side of Reiff Church Road. The property is zoned residential multifamily. The density of the proposed development would be 5.63 units per acre, Lung said.
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by TARA REILLY | November 8, 2005
Misty Valley development gets preliminary plat approval A development just south of Leitersburg received preliminary plat approval Monday night from the Washington County Planning Commission. The development, Misty Valley, is on the east side of Little Antietam Road and will consist of 10 dwelling units on 76.62 acres. Misty Valley Development LLC owns the property. Site plan for kennel approved The Washington County Planning Commission on Monday approved the site plan for a dog kennel on Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road in Leitersburg.
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by ROBERT SNYDER | February 13, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. martinsburg@herald-mail.com The completion of southern Berkeley County's sewer expansion project in 2004 did more than add 120 miles of pipelines to the county's sewer infrastructure. It also laid the groundwork for southern Berkeley County's explosive growth rate, according to Berkeley County Commissioner Ron Collins. "That opened up areas that would not normally have opened up because of the larger lot requirements without sewer," Collins said.
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April 25, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Berkeley County Commission on Thursday approved the hiring of an assistant county engineer who they said would work in place of three vacant positions. Angela K. Bowers will be paid $75,000 annually, Human Resources Director Alan J. Davis said. A licensed professional engineer, Bowers would assume direction of the County Engineering Department in the absence of County Engineer William T. "Bucky" Teach, commissioners said. The hiring decision came shortly after the commission heard complaints from a builder and developer who faulted the engineering department for belated enforcement of the county's 2004 storm-water management ordinance for minor subdivision projects.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | June 15, 1999
The Williamsport Mayor and Town Council on Monday delayed voting on a request to hold a fireworks display in Byron Memorial Park. The Town Council agreed more information was needed before voting on the Williamsport Ambulance Service's request to host a fireworks display on July 16. The Council will make a decision after learning who will operate the fireworks and where in the park the event will be held, Mayor John W. Slayman said....
NEWS
November 19, 2000
Commissioners to discuss info release policy By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer The Washington County Commissioners are scheduled Tuesday to discuss, and possibly adopt, a written policy for public information requests. continued The policy brings together procedures currently in place for dealing with requests, whether from the public or the news media, and updating some of those procedures, County Attorney Richard Douglas said. The timing of the policy consideration was sparked by newspaper articles on the Public Information Act which stated that under state law, counties should have a written policy in place for requests for public documents, he said.
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