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 Courthouse is open Monday- Friday 9am- 5 pm




 
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The Morgan County Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017 has been CANCELLED

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Observance of Veteran's Day

Morgan County Unsafe Structure & Property Enforcement Ordinance, click here for the DRAFT document

Job Posting- PARALEGAL
The Morgan County Prosector's Office is accepting resumes for a Paralegal.  This position will work directly with the Prosecutor on matters before the Circuit Court of Morgan County.  Please send resume to Prosecutor Office, 77 Fairfax Street, Rm 303, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Public Notice- On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the County Clerks office will close at 1 pm to attend a meeting with the Secretary of State

Message from Morgan County Sheriff, KC Bohrer, Boy Scouts of America First Responders Explorer Post in Morgan County
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COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Morgan County Commission, is now accepting applications for the position of County Administrator. This position is full time, 40 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of progressive management experience OR 5-10 years of relevant management experience. This position reports directly to the three County Commissioners. Responsibilities include oversight of the Commission office staff and other department heads and county owned facilities. Additional responsibilities/duties include but are not limited to: project management, budget preparation, reading and applying the WV Code and County Ordinances, creating and managing spreadsheets, hiring and firing of personnel, and grant management. Knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word is required. Candidates should possess the ability to multi-task and communicate effectively with all levels of the public. Applications can be found at the Commission Office or at the bottom of this page. Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.
Send Application or Resume and Letter of Interest by October 27th to:
President, Morgan County Commission
77 Fairfax Street
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

The County Commission will certify the votes for the Special Road Bond Election at 2:15 pm, Oct. 18, 2017 during the County Commission meeting

The Morgan County Commission will be having a public hearing on Wednesday, October 18th at 1:00pm to hear comments regarding changes to the Hotel Occupancy Tax Ordinance.  The hearing will be in the County Commission meeting room.  All are welcome to attend.

The Morgan County Commission will be having a public hearing on Wednesday, October 18th at 2:30pm to hear comments regarding the Commission's application for Community Development Block Grant funds.  The funds will be used for broadband expansion.  This hearing will be in the County Commission meeting room as well.   This process is to allow for the identification of all local interests and need for receiving assistance as part of the planning process as well as 504 housing and broadband issues.  All are welcome to attend.  
Click here for the link for the HUD Community Development Block Grant 
Click here for the Morgan County Commission Citizen Participation Plan 
WV Community Development Block Grant application booklet click here for part 1
WV Community Development Block Grant application booklet click here for part 2


Prescription Drug Take Back Receptacle Discontinued
4 October 2017
Regrettably we can no longer take unwanted medications etc. at this office.
We have no resource to discard these items.
We do however have packets available where you can mix your unwanted medications with water and discard in the trash safely.
Thank you,
Sheriff K.C. Bohrer

Public Notice- The Morgan County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding proposed changes to the Morgan County Subdivision Ordinance.  For the draft ordinance with highlighted proposed changes, click here or visit our Planning Homepage

Governor Justice and Secretary of Transportation Thomas Smith will be visiting the Eastern Panhandle on October 3 to hold town hall meetings on the Roads to Prosperity Bonds. 
3pm-The Country Inn, Berkeley Springs
5pm-Charles Town VFD, Charles Town
7pm-Holiday Inn, Martinsburg
The meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications for a part time, 19.5 hours per week bailiff.
The rate of pay for this position is $ 11.27 per hour.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, clean criminal record and successfully complete a background investigation. Applicants must have a high school degree or equivalent, professional demeanor and be able to work independently. Applicants should possess prior police or corrections training.
Applications are available at the Morgan County Sheriff’s department at 111 Fairfax St. Berkeley Springs, WV or by email at kcbohrer@morgancountywv.gov.
Completed applications must be submitted by 18 October, 2017 at 5pm. The Morgan County Sheriff’s department is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Sheriff K.C. Bohrer


Morgan County is considering submitting an application for HUD Community Development Block Grant through the State of West Virginia.  A public hearing will be held at 1pm on October 4, 2017 at the Morgan County Commission meeting room. This meeting is to obtain comments from citizens concerning the purpose and funding of the application.  This process is to allow for the identification of all local interests and need for receiving assistance as part of the planning process as well as 504 housing and broadband issues.  All are welcome to attend.  
Click here for the link for the HUD Community Development Block Grant 
Click here for the Morgan County Commission Citizen Participation Plan 


Click here for a copy of the proposed changes to the Hotel Occupancy Ordinance.  There will be a public hearing on October 18th at 1pm in the County Commission meeting room.  All are welcome to attend.

Early voting starts September 22 and continues at the courthouse Mon-Sat 9am-5pm until Oct 4. Polls are open on election day, Oct 7, from 6:30am-7:30pm. Voters will be voting on whether or not to authorize the state to issue and sell up to $1.6 billion in state bonds to fund highway, road, and bridge construction and improvements.





NOW HIRING
Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a part time, 19.5 hours per week custodian. Candidates must be available to work overnight shifts. The rate of pay for this position is $9.00 per hour. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to lift 50 lbs. Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies and familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets is required. Candidate should have a high school degree, a professional demeanor and be able to work independently. Applications are available at the Morgan County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Rm. 101, Berkeley Springs, WV or click on the link at the bottom of this page. Completed applications must be submitted at the commission office by Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4pm. Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.




 

The Morgan County Commission will be holding a special meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 9:30am in the County Commission meeting room to appoint a Prosecuting Attorney.

The Morgan County Commission will be holding a special meeting at 9am on Thursday, September 7, 2017 to conduct interviews for a Prosecuting Attorney.  The meeting will possibly be in executive session in the County Commission meeting room.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Sept. 4 in Observance of Labor Day. 

PROSECUTING ATTORNEY OPENING
Morgan County Commission is accepting resumes for the position of Prosecuting Attorney. Applicants must be an attorney licensed to practice in WV, must be a resident of WV, and must be a member of the Republican party. Resumes should be submitted to the Morgan County Commissioners at 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Resumes will be accepted until Tuesday, September 5 at 4pm. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, September 7th. County Commission anticipates making a decision and appointment on September 11th. This is a different posting than the one for Assistant Prosecutor posted earlier in August.  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR OPENING

Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office has an immediate opening for an Assistant Prosecutor. Primary responsibilities will be in Magistrate Court. Desire to gain jury trial experience is required. Annual salary is $57,000.00 with benefits. If interested, please send resume to:
Debra MH McLaughlin, Esq.
Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office
77 Fairfax Street, Room 301
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Or
DMcLaughlin@morgancountywv.gov  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project- Questions & Answers 8.8.2017
click here for the latest questions & answers from Mountaineer Gas Company


This meeting is cancelled:  The Morgan County Building Commission will meet on Friday, August 4th at 2:30 pm in the County Commission meeting room. The purpose of the meeting is to sign the lease agreement between the Building Commission and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.


Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project
Please see below letters regarding the Mountaineer Gas Company Eastern Panhandle Expansion Project. (click below to view each letter)
Letter from County Commission President, Joel Tuttle to Mountaineer Gas writing to explain and express his constituents concerns.  

Letter of response received from Mountaineer Gas.



The Community Criminal Justice Board will meet on Friday, July 28th in the County Commission meeting room.  The meeting is open to the public.  Click here for an agenda.

Click here for a copy of the draft Unsafe Structure and Property Enforcement Ordinance.

TO VIEW NOTICES FROM PREVIOUS MONTHS PLEASE VISIT OUR ARCHIVES PAGE 
Click here for a copy of the County Commission's towing policy and the form requesting approval to provide next in line towing services to Morgan County.
Click here for policies regarding communication towers in Morgan County.
Click
here for a co-locator application package.
Frequently Used Forms:
Employment Application
Resource Guide
Volunteer Form
Funds Request Form & Procedures

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