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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Attention: Sewer Customers
From November 1,  2016 until December 15, 2016, Thrasher Engineering and the Warm Springs Public Service District will commence smoke testing of the sanitary and storm water system in your area.  Click here for the information flyer.

PUBLIC NOTICE:
The Morgan County Planning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for the purposes of receiving public comment on the final draft of the Morgan County Comprehensive Plan Update.   To view the complete ad, click the Planning Commission tab on left side bar or click here

Early voting begins tomorrow at the County Clerk's office on the first floor of the courthouse. Early voting is 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday October 26th-November 5th.

Sheriff's Land Sale for Delinquent Taxes for FY 2015- November 7, 2016 @ 10 am. Location:  Morgan County Courthouse front steps.  For a list of the properties for sale, click here

The Morgan County Economic Development Authority will be meeting Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 4 pm.  The meeting is held in the Morgan County Commission Meeting Room, located on the 1st floor in the Courthouse.

This message is from Potomac Edison:
On September 27, 2016 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of South Laurel Avenue. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 8:30am till 10:30am. In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to September 29, 2016. 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.
 


This message is from Potomac Edison:
On September 22, 2016 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of Avalon Lane, Sandmine Road, Key Acres, and Fairview Oaks Drive. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 1:00pm till 3:00pm.  In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to September 26, 2016. 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 FOLLOWING IS A PLANNED SERVICE OUTAGE NOTIFICATION FROM POTOMAC EDISON:
"Potomac Edison has scheduled a planned service interruption to perform maintenance ...on September 14th.
The outage will impact 102 customers in the vicinity of Longview Drive, Rabbit Trail, Harmison Lane, Millhaven Lane, and Country Ridge Lane.
Customers will experience a service interruption from approximately 8:00 AM until 10 AM. In the event of inclement weather, the planned outage will be rescheduled to Thursday, September 15, 2016.
If customers have any questions, they may call Potomac Edison Customer Service at 800-686-0011. All affected customers should receive a notification phone message from Potomac Edison."
Sincerely,
Allen Staggers
Manager, External Affairs
FirstEnergy Corp.


NOTICE:  CLOSING OF FAIRFAX STREET
Due to construction underway on Fairfax Street for roadway reconstruction, both travel lanes on Fairfax Street between Mercer Street and Washington Street will be closed effective September 7, 2016 for several weeks.  To insure public safety and operation of emergency operations during that time, Mercer Street will become one way southward from Fairfax Street to Route 9 with no parking allowed on the east side.  Similarly, Green Street will become one way northward from Route 9 to Fairfax Street  with no parking on the west side of the street.

This operation mimics much of what is done during Apple Butter Festival, but will be in place for the next several weeks, at least through the Apple Butter Festival.

We regret any inconvenience during this period.  Please exercise caution during this period to insure everyone's safety.

In event of emergency, you may contact the Town of Bath at 304-258-1102


The Morgan County courthouse will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


The final meeting of the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee will be held on September 26, 2016 from 9-11 AM at the Morgan County Commission Room, 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. This meeting is open to the public.   
At this meeting, we will go over the draft of the plan update, as well as the results of the public survey. The plan update will then be made available for public comment for one month before being submitted to WV DHSEM and FEMA for approval. 


The Morgan County Economic Development Authority will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 30 @ 4 pm in the County Commission Meeting Room.

There will be a meeting of the Community Criminal Justice Board on Thursday, August 25th at 9am in the County Commission meeting room.  All are welcome to attend.  Click here for an agenda.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a part-time, per diem Animal Control Officer.  The position is an as-needed basis for days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.  Applicants must have a good driving record, basic computer skills, and exhibit the ability to comprehend the WV Code as it pertains to animal control.   Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with the public.  A job description and employment application is available at the County Commission office or at www.morgancountywv.gov.  Interested applicants should submit their applications to the Morgan County Commission office by 4pm on August 26, 2016.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.


EDA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
 
The Morgan County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) seeks qualified full-time Executive Director. Responsible for planning and conducting economic development activity in Morgan County, W.Va., marketing business development projects and exploring new business opportunities under the  supervision of  the  MCEDA Board of Directors. The successful applicant will demonstrate:
 • Leadership and communication skills
 • Experience in working with businesses and government agencies
 • Basic business planning
 • Ability to seek government and foundation grants
 • Computer skills, including maintaining and upgrading EDA website
 • Self-directed, highly motivated, community builder Starts @ $35,000 Job description available at www.morgancountyeda.com

SEND ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY
Email:
gjohnson@morgancountywv.gov
Due by 12:01 p.m. EDT August 26, 2016
No Phone Calls or Drop-Ins






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