Morgan County is located in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, less than 100 miles northwest of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and 150 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the westernmost of the three counties in the Panhandle, which includes Berkeley and Jefferson counties and which forms a wedge between Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.

The county has an area of 230 square miles consisting of 148,000 acres, with a population of roughly 17,000 people. There are two incorporated municipalities, the Town of Bath, which is included in the larger area of Berkeley Springs, and the Town of Paw Paw. 
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The Morgan County offices will be closed today, Wednesday, November 26 due to inclement weather.

Notice-  The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28, 2014

Notice-  November 4, 2014
The County Clerk's Office and the Prosecutor's Office are open for Election Purposes ONLY
All other offices are closed due to Election Day


Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
For Architectural and Engineering Services
For Renovations at “The Pines”
 
The County Commission of Morgan County, West Virginia is seeking qualification statements for architectural/engineering services to include space planning/programming, design and construction administration services for renovations and possible additions at “The Pines” Opportunity Center. 
For this project, portions of the renovation work will be sub-contracted out and portions will be completed with county resources.  Overall construction management will be by county personnel.  Final design documents shall be configured to support this strategy
The Morgan County Commission (MCC) reserves the right to reject any or all qualification statements and to waive any and all formalities and technicalities and to take whatever action is in the best interest of the county.
The architectural firm and any sub-consultants utilized for this project must possess the professional and business licensing required to conduct business in the State of West Virginia as well as show evidence of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount of one million ($1,000,000) dollars to include coverage for errors, omissions and negligent acts.
Three (3) copies of proposals from interested Firms should be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked “Architectural Services – “The Pines” Renovations. 
Proposals shall be submitted to: 
Morgan County Commission
77 Fairfax St
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. 
Submittals shall be received no later than 5:00 PM on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the Morgan County Commission.  A site visit for all interested Firms is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:30am.  The site tour will begin at the front entrance of The Pines.
The contact person for this RFQ is Vince Cichocki, Facilities Director, 304-867-3146.  E-mail all questions to: vcichocki@morgancountywv.gov. 
Building Background
The Pines Opportunity Center is a two story, brick and block building with single ply roof, of approximately 45,000 total square feet.  The building was formerly the county hospital.  As a hospital, the building was expanded multiple times with the final expansion occurring in the 1990’s.  The county has repurposed the building for use as county offices, record storage, educational space and a limited amount of rental space. 
The facility address is:
            The Pines
            109 War Memorial Drive
            Berkeley Spring, WV 25411
Selection Process
From a review of the Statement of Qualifications received, the Morgan County Commission (MCC) intends to evaluate the proposals and invite one or more firms to be interviewed before making a final selection of a firm for the project.  MCC will notify firms of the date and time of the interview. 
Statement of Qualifications
Provide architectural and engineering design and construction administration services for renovations and possible additions at “The Pines”. 
Statement of Qualifications to include:
Qualifications of the firm
Firm contact information
Size of firm and # of years in business
Names of principals in the firm
Primary contact for the project
Firms experience on similar projects to include:

Project name and location
Year completed
Short description of project
Construction cost and percentage of change orders
Construction cost compared to pre-construction cost estimates
Resume for individuals including sub-consultants who would be assigned to this project
Firms available resources to complete this project on time
Names and contact information for professional references
Briefly propose a general strategy for architectural support of this project
Any other information that will assist in evaluating the firm 
 


BATH COMMUNITY CENTER
RENOVATIONS-INVITATION TO BID 

Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by the commissioners of Morgan County,  77 Fairfax Street, Room 101, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411 for:
 
BATH COMMUNITY CENTER RENOVATIONS
187 South Green Street
Berkeley Springs, WV  25411
 
Work under this Contract includes the demolition of the existing sidewalk and concrete steps, installation of new steps, sidewalk and drainage.  Work includes areas around Green Street and along Route 9 in Berkeley Springs, WV. 
A Pre-Bid Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10am in the County Commission meeting room located at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411.  A Project site visit will follow this Pre-Bid Meeting.  Attendance at the Pre-Bid Meeting is not mandatory for Bid qualification. 
SEALED BIDS for the above will be received by the Commissioners of Morgan County, 77 Fairfax Street, Room 101, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia 25411, ATTN:  Bath Community Center Project, in the County Commission office until 12:00 pm, Wednesday, November 19, 2014.   Four copies of the bid should be submitted.  Bids will be opened in the November 20, 2014 Morgan County Commission meeting at 10:00am. 
Bids must be made upon the blank Bid Documents which, with the Bid Documents, Plans, and Specifications, will be furnished by the Morgan County Commissioners upon application and payment of $100.00 per set.  NO REFUND FOR RETURN OF DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS.  No bids will be considered unless accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check, or a treasurer’s check drawn upon a bank or a satisfactory Bid Bond furnished by a solvent surety company authorized to do business in the State of West Virginia payable to the Board of County Commissioners of Morgan County, West Virginia in the amount of Five Percent (5%) of the total bid price. 
In addition, the successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Payment Bond and also a Performance Bond in the full amount of the Contract Award.  The successful Bidder will be required to give Bond and comply with the laws of West Virginia respecting contracts. 
All Prime Contractors and SubContractors shall be licensed in compliance with SB409 (WV Contractor’s Licensing Act).  All General Contractors shall include their license number in the space provided on the Bid Form. 
After the scheduled closing time for receipt of Bids, no Bid may be withdrawn for a period of forty-five (45) days. 
The Board of Morgan County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all Bids and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding. 
Morgan County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and disability in employment or the provisions of services. 
Individuals requiring special accommodations are requested to contact the County Commission at 304-258-8540 to make arrangements no later than ten (10) working days prior to the meeting. 

Job Opening
The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for the position of Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security.   Applicants must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as well as call-backs as needed.   Occasional travel outside the county will be required.   Applicants must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point and must pass a criminal background check.  Applicants must be certified (or willing to immediately acquire certification) in NIMS and FEMA Professional Development Series.    Applications and a full job description are available at the County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV or click here.    Interested applicants should submit their application and resume to the County Commission office no later than Wednesday, November 5 at 12:00pm for consideration.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
For a Job Description- click here

Notice: 
There have been numerous reports of the odor of fuel in the area of the Town of Bath (Independence Street) and areas North to the sewer treatment plant. Presently fire crews and law enforcement are going door to door in this area to check on residents and to ventilate structures impacted by this incident. In the event you should need to evacuate your residence, a temporary shelter is being established at Warm Springs Middle School (near the intersection of Martinsburg Rd and Fairfax Street). The American Red Cross has been notified and will be at Warm Springs Middle School to provide sheltering support. If you smell an odor of fuel in your home, please get outside immediately and dial 9-1-1.
Update on the hazmat incident in The Town of Bath...
According to Washington County Hazmat, the location of the fuel leak into the Warm Springs Run has been identified. Preliminary thoughts are that the contaminate began in the run and progressed into the sewer system. The leak is being contained and remediation processes are underway. There is no threat to the public water system.

Notice : This message is from Potomac Edison
On October 22, 2014 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of Salem View Lane, Wisteria Lane, Oak Forest Lane, and Ungers Store Road. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 9:30 am till 10:00 am. In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to October 23, 2014. If you have any questions please call: 800-686-0011. Potomac Edison thanks you for your patience and understanding while we perform this work to improve your electric service reliability.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting proposals for equipment and services for emergency communications; and erection of communications towers and all related equipment in Morgan County.  Click here for the RFP ad.  Click here for the full RFP.


The Morgan County E911 Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, October 9 at 5:00pm in the County Commission meeting room.  Click here for an agenda.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closing at 1 pm on Friday, October 10 for the Apple Butter Festival and will be closed on Monday, October 13 in Observance of Columbus Day

Power Outage----This message is from Potomac Edison.
On September 29, 2014 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of McCumbee Lane. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 8:30 am till 12:00 pm. In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to September 30, 2014. If you have any questions please call: 800-686-0011.


There will be a job fair at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College on Wednesday, October 1 from 10am-2pm.  Click here to view the flyer!

There will be a meeting of the Community Criminal Justice Board on Tuesday, September 16th at 4pm in the County Commission meeting room.  For an agenda, click here.  The meeting is open to the public.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in Observance of Labor Day


Upcoming Paving Delays on US 522 Near VA Line
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays on US 522 in Morgan County, beginning Sept. 8.
The road will be temporarily reduced to one lane for daytime paving. The project will begin at the Virginia state line and will continue to the intersection with Oakland Road (Morgan County Route 28). Traffic will be under the direction of flaggers and a pilot truck.
Jefferson Asphalt Products will be performing the work at a cost of $1,168,090.87. The project should be completed within four weeks, weather depending.
Following the completion of paving, centerline rumble strips will also be installed along US 522, from the Virginia state line to the Maryland state line.
Please contact the District Five Headquarters in Burlington at 304-289-3521 with any questions regarding this project.
 

The Morgan County Commission is accepting bids for complete roof replacements on two county buildings.  Roof replacements within this project include the Berkeley Springs Internal Medicine building located at 226 Gayle Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 and the Dyche-Kidwell Building located at 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.  There will be a mandatory pre-bid site visit on August 28, 2014 at 10:00 am beginning at the Dyche-Kidwell building on War Memorial Drive.  Bids will be due no later than September 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm in the County Commission office.  For a full scope of work CLICK HERE

There is an  opening on the HOME Consortium & Farmland Protection Board.  For a volunteer application, you can stop by the County Commission office or call 304-258-8540 ext. 1304.

NOW HIRING
Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a part time, 19.5 hours per week, animal control officer. Applicants must be available to work holidays, weekends, evenings, and be available on call for overnights. Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Click here for an application or visit the Morgan County Commission office. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, August 13 at 1pm at the Morgan County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV. The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

NEW!

Public Service Announcement

Due to public safety, the Morgan County Health Department and Morgan County Starting Points administration offices are open to limited access through the South Entrance Only until further notice.
Starting Points Meals are suspended today, July 14 and tomorrow, July 15, 2014.

The Boys and Girls Club will be housed at the Warm Springs Middle School and Summer Camp is continuing.
We will keep you posted on any further updates.                                                                                  



There is an emergency County Commission meeting on Monday July 14 @ 8 am regarding the Community Center. The meeting will be in the Commission Meeting Room.

Mass Emails

We are having technical difficulties with our mass email system, if you have not received an agenda or copies of the County Commission meeting minutes, please be patient, we are aware of the issue and are in the process of getting it corrected and the mass emails working again.  In the meantime, you can view the agendas and meeting minutes on our website at: www.morgancountywv.gov . 


Power Outage Update- Thur.- 7/10/2014
1066 customers still without power
First Energy/Potomac Edison is bringing in 20 additional crews for Morgan County, WV today to help with restoring power to customers.  The goal is to have less than 500 customers without power by midnight tonight and have power restored to all customers by midnight tomorrow night, Friday, July 11, 2014.




Potomac Edison Summer Storm Update
July 9, 2014 – 9:00 a.m.
Williamsport, Md. – Potomac Edison, a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utility, continues an aggressive effort to restore power to customers in Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia following the summer storm that downed trees and wires in the region beginning last night.

As of 9:00 a.m., Potomac Edison has restored more than 51,000 of the approximately 96,000 customers who lost power since the event began. The hardest hit Potomac Edison areas include Cumberland, Williamsport, and Frederick in Maryland and Martinsburg, Augusta, and Berkeley Springs in West Virginia. Based on the severity of the damage, the company expects this to be a multi-day outage event.
All available Potomac Edison personnel are involved in the restoration effort. Additional FirstEnergy resources and contractors are being deployed to Potomac Edison areas impacted by the weather, and efforts are continuing to secure additional support through utility mutual assistance organizations.

Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on www.firstenergycorp.com. Customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity.

For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at www.firstenergycorp.com/outages.

Potomac Edison serves about 250,000 customers in seven Maryland counties and 132,000 customers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com, and follow Potomac Edison on Twitter @PotomacEdison.

News Media Contact:
Scott Surgeoner
(888) 233-3583



NOW HIRING
Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a full time, 40 hours per week, animal control officer.  Applicants must be available to work holidays, weekends, evenings, and be available on call for overnights.  Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  Click
here for an application or visit the Morgan County Commission office.  Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, July 23 at 1pm at the Morgan County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV.  For a job description, clickhere.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, July 4 in Observance of Independence Day
 
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