The Morgan County Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. to consider the adoption of a special emergency ambulance service fee. The fee would benefit both the Morgan County Rescue Service and Paw Paw Fire and Rescue.
The ambulance service fee discussed at the meeting was $85 for each household, but that amount could change. If approved, the annual ambulance fee would be a separate bill that would be added to this year's property tax bills, which will go out in early July.
At their June 1 meeting, the Morgan County Commission unanimously voted to extend its ban on new off-premise billboards along the Washington Heritage Trail for three months. The ban will be in effect from June 1 until August 31.
The county's previous six-month ban on billboards along the trail expired May 31. The original six month ban on new off-premise billboards was enacted in May, 2006 and was extended in November, 2006.
The Town of Paw Paw is planning to build a community wellness and recreation center for youth and adult activities. Plans are in the preliminary stages.
The building will include a multi-purpose room that could be used as both a gymnasium and social room, an exercise room, meeting rooms, a kitchen and restrooms, said Paw Paw Mayor Julie Kidwell. They may start with the gymnasium and locker rooms and build on to it, she said.
At the June 1 Morgan County Commission meeting, the Town of Bath again expressed interest in having office space in the new Morgan County Courthouse. They also indicated that they were looking at other options.
A financial adviser who has done business in Morgan County was arrested on multiple counts of fraud in Hampshire County last week.
Michael Linn Hofe, 49, of Winchester, Va. was charged with 16 felony counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and was taken to the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail on May 20, according to court information.