State Delegate Daryl Cowles and Mayor Susan Webster don't see eye to eye over the Town of Bath's moratorium on new water taps. The moratorium was approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission in September 2005, retroactive to March 2005.
In a January 4 letter to Mayor Webster and the Bath Town Council, Cowles argued that town officials were exceeding their authority by maintaining the moratorium.
Mayor Susan Webster reported to council that the Town of Bath water system is losing 56% of its water to leaks. She explained that the leaks were occurring outside town beyond the area covered by the recent water line replacement project.
Chief Water Operator Terry Largent reported to the Town of Bath Water Committee that the town's water system is losing 56% of its water to leaks. Largent made his report at the Tuesday, January 8, 9 a.m. meeting.
Largent reported that Water Works had pumped 57,636,100 gallons of water during the three months of September, October and November. However, meter readings and billing totaled only 25,497,310 gallons.
Farmers Market will open again on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings in 2008. Farmers Market President Larry Lower appeared before Bath Town Council, at the Tuesday, December 18 meeting, to request approval for the markets to continue.
Lower asked council to allow the Sunday market, April 27 - October 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (except Apple Butter Festival weekend), to continue on the south side of Fairfax Street between Washington and Mercer streets.
Morgan County volunteers Vernon Franklin, Ken and Ruth Wright answered the call for help from American Red Cross headquarters during the recent California wildfires.
The call came on October 24 and the three flew out of BWI to San Diego the next day. There they stayed with other volunteers from across the country in a high school auditorium and spent the first night sleeping on cots in the school's gymnasium.
The Town of Bath Council welcomed newly appointed Councilwoman Irene Hedrick to council at the Tuesday, December 4 meeting. Hedrick replaces Kenny Easton who resigned from council November 9 because he is moving out of town.
Hedrick served on council in 2003 and is the President of the Town of Bath Cemetery Management and Maintenance Corporation.
The Bath Town Council has decided to draft set new water rates after months of discussion, a study by the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC), the water line replacement project, a two year moratorium on new water taps and recurring problems with pumps at the Berkeley Springs Water Works.
A 22-year-old Pennsylvania woman was arrested on Wednesday, November 28, after allegedly hitting another vehicle and leaving the scene of the accident.
Christina Joy Hayes of Hermitage, Pa. was charged with a felony drug charge of controlled substances delivery and two misdemeanor complaints of an accident causing damage to a vehicle and driving while her license was suspended or revoked.