Nearly a dozen county residents urged planners to exercise caution when considering Coolfont redevelopment plans and cluster housing rules during the September 25 meeting of the Morgan County Planning Commission.
The board took a second look at rules for mixed-type residential subdivisions at the Tuesday meeting.
The coverage area of a high-speed broadband wireless Internet access system being deployed in Morgan County is expanding. The system is being installed by World Airwaves of Winchester, which is a subsidiary of Visual Link of Winchester. The broadband system will operate primarily on the 2.4 gigahertz frequency.
The Morgan County Commission had contracted with World Airwaves more than a year ago to put in the broadband wireless system. The county will receive a 10% fee of the revenues to compensate for the use of public lands and equipment.
The Town of Bath Streetscape Committee is sending out a request this week to potential bidders for the design of a comprehensive streetscape plan and specifications for work on Wilkes, Congress and Independence streets as the first part of the project.
Committee members received approval to begin the process from West Virginia Division of Highways last week. A legal advertisement for consultant services is also being placed in local newspapers.
Maryland highway engineers are taking a closer look this week at what appear to be patched cracks in the support structure of the U.S. 522 Bridge over the Potomac River at Hancock.
The inspection was sparked by a photo taken by Pete Denzer, former reporter for The Hancock News and Morgan Messenger. Denzer snapped pictures of the bridge supports from the Western Maryland Rail Trail in Hancock on Monday, September 17.