Tag: Town of Bath

Morgan County tourism industry continues to grow

by Trish Rudder Travel Berkeley Springs president Stephanie Rebant told the Bath Town Council that tourism grew 9 % this year in Morgan County. At the September 19 council meeting, Rebant said the total hotel/motel tax revenue collected by the town and county in FY23 (July 1, 2022 to June[Read More…]

North Berkeley Rail Trail plans move to bid phase

by Trish Rudder Progress has been slow to build the North Berkeley Rail Trail (NBRT), but the contractor bidding process has finally begun. The West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) is looking for contractors to design and build the trail by using the 30% design produced by HDR, Inc., said[Read More…]

Will the Bath Community Garden be restored?

by Trish Rudder A decision by the Bath Town Council will be made at the September 5 meeting to allow the community garden to be restored and used again. At the August 22 council meeting, Morgan County Master Gardener Donna Coates told the council members that she wants to revitalize[Read More…]

Greenway Cemetery is in trouble

Management group says new funds, ideas needed to maintain historic resting place by Kate Shunney The resting place for generations of Morgan County’s families is getting to be too much to maintain for the Town of Bath Cemetery Corporation, the group’s head has told county officials. According to Elizabeth Skinner,[Read More…]

Wilkes Street gets prepped for paving

by Trish Rudder Prep work on North Wilkes Street was being done last week to get ready for the street paving on Friday, May 19. The area to be paved from curb to curb on Wilkes is from Union to Legion streets. Paving will be done by the DOH contractor,[Read More…]

Bath town budget increased 4.4% for next fiscal year

by Trish Rudder The Town of Bath budget of $913,731 was increased by $38,557 or 4.4% for fiscal year 2023-24. The budget goes into effect July 1 and ends June 30, 2024. The bulk of the town’s revenue comes from a projected property tax collection of $184,926 and an unassigned[Read More…]