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Zoning change expected for West Run

County will give up to $6,000 for baseball tourney

The Monongalia County Commission approved on first reading a text amendment to the West Run Planning District, the county’s only zoned area.

The change pertains to portions of the district zoned R-1, or low density, and pertains to lot requirements for lots served by on-site wells and wastewater systems.

 It will change the required width of the lot from a minimum of 175 to a minimum of 125 feet.

“This was an oversight … that we are correcting. The board was completely in favor of it,” Planning Director Andrew Gast-Bray explained, referencing the West Run Board of Zoning Appeals. 

Speaking of zoning, the commission approved a certification letter stating there are no zoning restrictions in the county outside the West Run Planning District that would prohibit the operation of a medical cannabis facility.

County Administrator Rennetta McClure said the county has issued four such letters to various companies.

According to the data provided by McClure, the property in question is just under 1.7 acres located off Bull Run Road.

The amendment will undergo a second reading and public hearing Feb. 26.

In other county news, the commission approved up to $6,000 for the Monongalia County Classic, an annual high school baseball tournament played at the Monongalia County Ballpark.

The Classic will be held March 20-21 and feature the following matchups: Moorfield vs. Preston; Hampshire vs. University; Huntington vs. Morgantown; Hurricane vs. Wheeling Park and Notre Dame vs. Trinity.