MORGANTOWN — Two public hearings on proposed subdivision regulations for Monongalia County — one shortly after 10 a.m., the other at 6 p.m. — will be held on Nov. 29, in the county commission chambers, despite a request from the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce to provide more time.

The Monongalia County Planning Commission submitted the draft law during the commission’s Oct. 19 meeting, at which time the public hearings were set.

During the commission’s most recent meeting, a letter from Chamber Vice President Eldon Callen asked the county to slow the process, extending it by at least 120 days.

Callen, a former county commissioner who serves as the governmental affairs and economic development liaison for the chamber, said the body’s governmental affairs committee has not had time to complete an economic impact report on the prospective law.

“They regulations are both voluminous and complex, but also drastic in the ultimate effects on all commercial, industrial and residential development in the County,” Callen wrote, adding that the chamber leadership voted unanimously on Nov. 15 to request the delay.

While Callen’s letter was read into the public record during the commission’s most recent session, the meeting moved forward without any action or discussion from the commission.

Physical copies of the draft law are available in the commission, planning and clerk’s offices in the courthouse. Additionally, the document is available for download, at It can also be accessed through the planning commission’s Facebook page.