Morgan County is located in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, less than 100 miles northwest of the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and 150 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is the westernmost of the three counties in the Panhandle, which includes Berkeley and Jefferson counties and which forms a wedge between Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south.

The county has an area of 230 square miles consisting of 148,000 acres, with a population of roughly 17,000 people. There are two incorporated municipalities, the Town of Bath, which is included in the larger area of Berkeley Springs, and the Town of Paw Paw. 






Notices and News

Senior Life Services Morgan County Facility Addition & Renovation Invitation To Bid- Click below for information
Senior Life Services Invitation To Bid


The Morgan County Commission is seeking proposals for a project management company to assist in the selection of an engineering firm and technical advisement during construction of a communications tower.    Applicants must have specific knowledge, recent experience and appropriate credentials in tower design and development.   Applicants must be insured and licensed.   A complete scope of work is available at the County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV.  Proposals must received in the County Commission office no later than Friday, April 25th, 2014  at 5pm for consideration.  The Morgan County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals.


Board Vacancy
There is a vacancy on the Building Commission Board. If you are interested in serving, please contact the County Commission Office for a volunteer application.




NOW SEEKING
MORGAN COUNTY 9-1-1
EMERGENCY TELECOMMUNICATORS
Full Time and Part Time Positions
This announcement is to create an eligibility list, which is a pool of applicants who are eligible to fill these positions. There may be multiple positions filled from this announcement.  Click
here for a summary of duties and responsibilities.
This is an hourly position. Starting wage is $10.00/hr.  Interested persons must complete and submit an application and attach a resume no later than close of business 15APR2014 to the Morgan County Commission located at 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411. Applications received after 15APR2014 will not be considered. Applications received before 30MAR2014 will not be considered.   Click
here for an application.  Applicants must not contact the 9-1-1 center in reference to this position.  Morgan County is an equal opportunity employer



The Morgan County Economic Development Authority is seeking a Full-Time Executive Director. For more info and to apply go to : www.morgancountyeda.com

 

Public Hearing

The Morgan County Commission has scheduled two public hearings for the purposes of receiving public comment on the final drafts of the amendment to the Morgan County Dog Leash Ordinance relating to the control of dangerous and vicious dogs.
 
The public hearings will be held on March 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm and April 3, 2014 at 10:00 am.

The hearings will be held in the Morgan County Commission Meeting Room in the Courthouse.  The document can be obtained for review at the following locations:
 - Morgan County Commission Office
 - Morgan County Website at www.morgancountywv.gov

Comments can be submitted via email to gjohnson@morgancountywv.gov

Comments will also be accepted in writing or by email prior to the public hearing and can be dropped off at the County Commission Office.  Any questions, please call the County Commission office at (304)-258-8540 Ext. 1304.
To view the proposed ordinance- click here-
Ordinance


 

Morgan County Parks and Recreation RFP for Mowing Services to County Parks

Morgan County Parks and Recreation is accepting bids for mowing of county owned parks commencing April 1, 2014 and ending October 31, 2014.  Maintenance is to include mowing and trimming of grassy areas as designated below.
Rt. 522 Ballfield Complex (16 acre) twice weekly April-June, once weekly July-October, mow under the bleachers and spray underneath the fences.
Spruce Pine Hollow (3 acres) once every other week April-October
North Berkeley Park (1.93 acres) once weely April-October, mow outside the fence on both sides of the stream
Biser Street- once weekly-April-October
Harmison Field- (2 acres) once weekly April-October, mow outside the fence and spray down the hill

Sealed bids will be accepted at 77 Fairfax Street, Rm 101, Berkeley Springs, WV-  Attention:  Jody McClintock, County Administrator.
Submissions must be received by 9 am on 3/19/2014.  All Contractors must be licenses and insured.  All questions must be submitted in written form to jmmclintock@morgancountywv.gov
Answers will be posted to the county website by 5 pm on 3/18/2014.  Bids will be opened 3/20/2014 at 10:00 am in the County Commission Meeting Room.
Morgan County Parks and Recreation reserves the right to accept or deny any and all bids.
Questions:
Are we responsible for trash & limb removal and disposal at any or all of these sites?-Debris removal will be minimal.
For proposal purposes, how do you bill and pay? - We would expect to be invoiced.  Checks are generally issued on the first and third Thursday of the month.  Invoices must be received on Monday of those weeks by noon in order for a check to be issued that Thursday.
Is there a scheduled time that the Ballparks need to be completed or days to have that work done-Work at the ballfield would need to be done Monday-Friday before 3pm.
Will bidders be notified of the results of the bids and or pricing and do we have to be present at the bid opening-We do not require bidders to be present at the meeting.  We do respond to each bidder via mail.

NOW HIRING
The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a full time, 34 hours per week, maintenance employee at $10.00 per hour.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and ability to lift 50 lbs.  Applications are available at the Morgan County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Rm. 101, Berkeley Springs, WV or click
here.  Completed applications must be submitted at the commission office by 1pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

The Morgan County Sheriff Tax Office now accepts major credit cards and debit cards for payments of taxes, fire fees, ambulance fees and DMV renewals.  Visit the Tax Office page for more info.

The Morgan County Recycling Center is closed today, Monday, March 3, 2014 due to the weather

Because of the frigid temperatures, The Morgan County Recycling Center will open today, Friday, Feb. 28 @ 2 pm and will close at 5 pm

The Morgan County offices in the Courthouse will open at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 14, 2014.

The Morgan County Offices in the Courthouse will be closed today, Thursday, February 13 due to inclement weather.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, February 17 in Observance of President's Day


The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a part-time, on call Animal Control  Officer.  The position is on an as-needed basis on evenings, nights, holidays and weekends.  Applications are available at the County Commission office or at www.morgancountywv.gov.  Interested applicants should submit their applications to the Morgan County Commission office by 1pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Johnson Mill Bridge Closed
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announces the temporary closure of Johnsons Mill Bridge on Johnsons Mill Road (Morgan County Route 26).
It will remain closed until repairs can be completed by WVDOH bridge forces and it’s deemed safe for traffic.
The main detour route around Johnsons Mill Bridge would be Highland Ridge Road (CR 8).
Questions concerning this closure should be directed to the District Five Bridge Engineer at 304-289-2220.

The Morgan County Courthouse is having problems with the telephone system, some of the phone lines and fax lines are down.  The repair tech is scheduled to be here on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.

The Morgan County Offices at the Courthouse are closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 due to inclement weather.

The Morgan County Recycling Center is closed today, February 3, 2014 due to inclement weather.

The Morgan County Courthouse will open at noon on Monday, February 3, 2014 due to inclement weather.  The Morgan County Commission Board of Equalization meeting originally scheduled for 9:30 will be rescheduled until noon.  For updates regarding delays and closings, our delay and closing line is 304-258-8555 or follow us on Facebook - Morgan County West Virginia, or Twitter - @MorganCountyWV.

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will host an open house on Jan. 25 in Berkeley County. The goal of the open house is to talk with citizens about any issues, concerns, or problems they see in the region. The open house will begin at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the West Virginia Attorney General's Martinsburg office, which is at 269 Aikens Center in Martinsburg. The Open House will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Light refreshements will be served.For information or to RSVP, e-mail communications@wvago.gov or call the Attorney General's Office at 304-558-2021. Reservations are not required to attend the open house.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
 
Highland Ridge Road to be Closed for Bridge Repairs
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists that Highland Ridge Road (Morgan County Route 8) will be closed to through traffic on Monday, Jan. 20, to allow for bridge repairs to the existing Duckwall Truss Bridge.
The closure, which will only be in place for one day, is located just east of the intersection with Earl Weber Road (CR 26/1) and Spohrs Road (CR 8). A flagger will be in place to direct traffic.
Local motorists can use Johnson’s Mill Road (CR 26) during the road closure to get around the project; however, this route is not advisable for large trucks.
Questions concerning this closure should be directed to the office of the District Bridge Engineer at 304-289-2220.


Due to electrical issues and power outages, the Morgan County Sheriff's Tax Office is closed today, Tuesday, Jan 7
Due to electrical issues, the Morgan County County Clerks Office closed at 3 pm, today, Jan. 7

Due to frigid weather, the Grand Jury has been cancelled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7 and is rescheduled for January 16.  If you have any questions, you can call 304-258-8554

Due to inclement weather, the Morgan County Courthouse county offices will close today at 4:30.
The Morgan County Courthouse County Offices will close at 1 pm on Christmas Eve and be closed on Christmas Day.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for a part-time, Animal Control  Officer.  The position will work Monday through Friday and average 19.5 hours per week.   The hourly rate is $10.00 per hour.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.  Applications are available at the County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV or online at www.morgancountywv.gov.  Completed applications must be submitted to the Morgan County Commission office by 1pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.  Click here for an application.  Click here for a job description.

The Morgan County Commission is accepting applications for the position of Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security.   Applicants must be available to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as well as call-backs as needed.   Occasional travel outside the county will be required.   Applicants must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and Power Point and must pass a criminal background check.  Applicants must be certified (or willing to immediately acquire certification) in NIMS and FEMA Professional Development Series.   Salary range is $30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience.   Applications are available at the County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Room 101, Berkeley Springs, WV, or click here to download and print an application.   Applications will be accepted at the County Commission office through Wednesday, January 8th at 1pm.  The Morgan County Commission is an equal opportunity employer.  Click here for a job description.  Click here for a list of daily, weekly and monthly duties.

The Morgan County Commission Office will be closing at 4:00 pm on Friday, December 13, 2013.  The Courthouse will remain open until 5:00 pm.

REMINDER:  There will be a meeting of the Recreational Task Force on Thursday, December 12th at 5pm in the County Commission meeting room.   An update on the progress of the EPA grant for the "soccer field" property will be provided.  All are welcome to attend.

If you have a housing project that you would like to have considered in the Eastern Panhandle Home Consortium, click here for a funding application for FY 2014-2015.   A public hearing on the allocation of funds will be held at 10:45am on Thursday, December 19th, 2013.

Due to inclement weather, the Morgan County Courthouse will be opening at noon on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

The Morgan County Commission is now accepting applications for a full time Animal Control Officer at $10.00 per hour.  Qualified candidates must be available to work holidays, weekends and evenings and have a valid driver's license.  To download an application, click here or visit the County Commission office at 77 Fairfax St., Berkeley Springs, WV.  Applications will be accepted until 1pm on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey cordially invites you to attend a TOWN HALL MEETING on Monday, December 9, 2013 @ 7:30 pm in the Morgan County Commission Meeting Room located on the first floor in the Morgan County Courthouse

There will be a meeting of the Recreational Task Force on Thursday, December 12th at 5pm in the County Commission meeting room.   An update on the progress of the EPA grant for the "soccer field" property will be provided.  All are welcome to attend.

There will be a meeting of the Community Criminal Corrections Board on Tuesday, October 29th at 11am in the County Commission meeting room.  The meeting is open to the public.  Click here for the agenda.

The Morgan County Courthouse will be closing at 1pm on Friday, October 11th.
The courthouse will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Columbus Day.


Donald H. Cookman, WV State Senator, 15th Senatorial District will be at the courthouse on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

On Monday, October 7th, Mr. Ora Ash, with the WV State Auditor's Office will be making a presentation to assist volunteer board members in identifying fraud. The presentation will be approximately 1 hour and will be held at 4pm in the County Commission meeting room at the courthouse. All volunteer board members are encouraged to attend, however, the meeting is open to the public. See you there!

Notice to Taxpayers: The Morgan County Sheriff's Tax Office is now collecting 2013 taxes, fire fees and ambulance fees at the Tax Office located at the first floor in the Courthouse.

Volunteer Board  Are you interested in serving on a Volunteer Board?   - If you are, you can start by filling out this form. Contact us at 304-258-8540 ext. 1304 for more information.

Board Vacancies:  There is currently an opening on the Building Commission & the Economic Development Authority Board.  Please fill out a volunteer application if your interested in serving on one of these boards. 
Volunteer Application

First Energy To report a power outage, you can call- 1-888-544-4877

Read about the change in Vehicle Registration Process on our News Page.

To receive updates on weather related closings and other information relating to Morgan County government, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@MorganCountyWV) or call the closing and delay line at 304-258-8555.

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