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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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.

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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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