County officials meet with Tomblin and Rockefeller
Several Morgan County officials attended a special business roundtable in Martinsburg last Thursday afternoon, January 13.
Attending the event in the Berkeley County Council chambers were Morgan Commissioners Stacy Dugan, Brad Close and Brenda Hutchinson; Bath Mayor Susan Webster; County Administrator Jody McClintock; Economic Development Authority president Beth Curtin and EDA Director Bill Clark.
The session gave them a chance to talk with Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, State Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette and other state and regional officials.
Mayor Webster told Tomblin that recent renovations to the bathhouse in Berkeley Springs were appreciated. She urged that renovations and improvements to Cacapon State Park be made a priority.
Commissioner Hutchinson requested a meeting with the acting governor to discuss state forgiveness of all or part of the loan for the new courthouse.
Senator Rockefeller stressed the importance of the Eastern Panhandle as an economic center for the state and the need for Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties to work together as a cohesive unit.