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 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.

Job Opening:
Paralegal
Hire Date approximately:  December 1, 2016
Salary - $28, 000
Morgan County Prosecutor’s Office
 
Must be familiar with Microsoft Word, have good organizational skills, strong writing skills and communication skills. Prior experience in a legal office is preferred.  This paralegal position will work directly with the Prosecutor on matters before the Circuit Court of Morgan County (felonies, juvenile matters, abuse and neglect).  This paralegal position will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of orders, discovery matters as well as other documents necessary to criminal legal proceedings.  Must be able to work independently.
 
Please send resume to Prosecutor’s Office at 77 Fairfax Street, Room 301, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411.


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




The Emergency Medical Services Board has a vacancy for a Volunteer Board Member.  For an application, click here or visit the County Commission Office. 

The Community Criminal Justice Board currently has 2 vacancies for Volunteer Board Members.  One member needs to be from a Victims Rights Group.  If you are interested, or know anyone who may be, please contact the County Commission Office for a Volunteer Application.  (click here) for application

The City of Martinsburg, Town of Hedgesville, Town of Paw Paw, Town of Bath, as well as Berkeley and Morgan Counties, are in the process of developing an update to their 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan will provide our communities with a clear picture of the risks we face and will outline strategies for reducing those risks and reducing losses in the future.  
This survey is designed to help the region, and your community, to gauge public perceptions of hazard vulnerability. The information you provide will be used to help guide local leaders as they prioritize mitigation projects. This survey is intended for residents of Berkeley and Morgan Counties.
 
Questions about the plan update or this survey may be directed to Region 9 by calling 304-263-1743.
 
Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey and participating in the planning process. 

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The Building Commission will meet Thur. , June 30 @ 9 am for transferring the deed of trust for the Pines Opportunity Center from the Morgan County Commission to the Morgan County Building Commission.  Meeting will be held in the County Commission Meeting Room.


The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2016 in Observance of WV Day

The Morgan County Economic Development Authority will have a special meeting, Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 4 pm.  It will be held in the County Commission Meeting Room.

NOW HIRING 
The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a temporary full time maintenance employee.  Anticipated length of employment is 12-24 months.  Employee will be working 40 hours per week at an hourly rate of $9.00 per hour.  Employee will be assisting current employees with renovations of The Pines (Old War Memorial Hospital) and with the county wide addressing project.  Qualified applicants should have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.  Previous experience in construction is preferred.   Applications are available at the Morgan County Commission office or here.  Completed applications are due in the commission office by 4pm on Friday, June 10, 2016.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Morgan County Commission will meet on June 2, 2016 at 9:30am in the county commission meeting room.  Visit the commission page of this website for a full agenda.  The meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

MANCHIN STAFF TO HOST MOBILE MONDAY
Senator Manchin’s staff will host mobile office hours for constituents on May 16 in Berkeley Springs, WV
MONDAY, MAY 16
When: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Morgan County Courthouse, 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs.
What: Regional Coordinator, Mary Jo Brown, will be on site to assist constituents.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced that a representative from his office will take part in Manchin Mobile Mondays, bringing Senator Manchin’s office to a location near you. Constituents will have an opportunity to discover how we may help you locally and what the senator’s office provides through requests for assistance from government agencies.
* Please note that Senator Manchin will not be in attendance. His staff will be on site to provide assistance.*

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed for business on May 10th for Election Day, however, the County Clerk's office will be open as a voting precinct only.   Precincts are open from 6:30am-7:30pm.

2016 RABIES CLINICS PLEASE SHARE!

Pursuant to Chapter 19, Article 20A, Section 2 of the WV Code: "Whoever owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within ...the boundaries of any county in the State of West Virginia shall have such dog or cat property vaccinated or immunized against rabies." To help contain the spread of rabies, and protect yourself and your pet, the Morgan County Commission and Dr. Jane Doyle D.V.M. will be sponsoring rabies clinics at the following locations:

PLEASANT VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER
Tuesday, June 7 5:30pm-7:00 pm

PAW PAW FIRE HALL
Saturday, June 11 10:30am-12:00 noon

GREAT CACAPON FIRE HALL
Saturday, June 11 1:30pm-3:00pm


A fee of $8.00 will be charged for each animal vaccinated. All dogs must be on a leash and not in heat. Cats and ferrets must be in a secure box or carrier. CASH ONLY! CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Rabies tags must be kept on your animals collars, and you must keep your certificates available. It is not the responsibility of the vet to keep the records.
Failure to provide proof of rabies vaccination could result in a fine!


Morgan County Planning Commission Public Hearing for the proposed Tractor Supply Store located on 522 South.  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 7 pm located in the Morgan County Commission Meeting Room

This message is from Potomac Edison.  On April 20, 2016 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of Bobcat Drive. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 9:00am till 12:00 noon. In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to April 21, 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 County Commission will hold a third public hearing on April 7, 2016 @ 7 pm in the County Commission Meeting Room, on the first floor in the Courthouse to hear public comments regarding the proposed changes to the Morgan County Special Emergency Ambulance Service Fee Ordinance.

The County Commission and the EMS Board will be holding a public hearing on March 17 @ 7 pm at the Warm Springs Middle School to hear public comments regarding the proposed changes to the Morgan County Special Emergency Ambulance Service Fee Ordinance. 

The EMS Board and the County Commission  will hold a public hearing on March 21 @ 7 pm at the Paw Paw Fire Department to hear public comments regarding the proposed changes to the Morgan County Special Emergency Ambulance Service Fee Ordinance.
For copies of the ordinance, you can stop by the County Commission Office or print one off of our website click here for ordinance


Assessor's Office Assessing Properties 2016
In order to maintain a fair market value, the state requires the Assessor's Office to review each of the eight districts in Morgan County on a three year rotation.  This year, the Assessor's Office will be reviewing the following districts: Town of Bath, Town of Paw Paw & Cacapon beginning in March, 2016.
They will also be reviewing new construction in all other districts:  Allen, Bath, Town of Bath, Cacapon, Town of Paw Paw, Rock Gap, Sleepy Creek, and Timber Ridge which will start approximately July 1, 2016

This message is from Potomac Edison.  On March 1, 2016 there will be a planned power outage for maintenance. The outage will affect customers in the vicinity of Sir Johns Run Road. You will experience a service interruption from approximately 9:00 am until 11:00 am.  In the event of inclement weather the planned outage will be rescheduled to March 4, 2016.  If you have any questions please call: 1-800-686-0011. Potomac Edison thanks you for your patience and understanding while we perform this work to improve your electric service reliability.

Morgan County Parks and Rec is accepting proposals for mowing of the county parks.  Click here for the full RFP.  RFPs will be accepted until 4pm on 3/16/16.

Public Notice- The Morgan County Commission and the Morgan County Ambulance Authority will conduct a Public Hearing on March 17, 2016 @ 7 pm at the Warm Springs Middle School Cafeteria, 271 Warm Springs Way, Berkeley Springs, WV for the purpose of receiving public comments regarding proposed changes to the Morgan County Special Emergency Ambulance Service Fee Ordinance.
To view the public notice ad, click here

To view the Proposed Draft of the Morgan County, West Virginia Special Emergency Ambulance Service Fee Ordinance, click here

There is an opening on the Community Criminal Justice Board.  If you are interested in volunteering on this board, please contact the County Commission Office.


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