County Commission Work Session

WORK SESSION AGENDA
Thursday, July 15, 2021
9:00 A.M.


The Harrison County Courthouse will be opened with limited seating at the County Commission meeting due to the COVID – 19 requirements for social distancing. However, you may join and listen via Zoom Conference Call by the following steps. Public participation will be allowed during public comment period and/or scheduled appointments.

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AGENDA

Assessment & Tax Satellite Locations

 

Harrison County Assessor, Rocky Romano, and Harrison County Sheriff, Robert Matheny, will be collaborating to provide assistance with Individual Personal Property and Business Assessments, WV State Farm Census and New Homestead/Disability Exemption Applications.

Payment for Personal Property and/or Real Estate Taxes can be accepted at the sites.

Satellite times: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM(unless otherwise noted)
July 19, 2021 Benedum Civic Center, Bridgeport
July 20, 2021 Meadowbrook Mall, Center Court 10:00 am-8:00 pm
July 21, 2021 Summit Park Fire Department
July 23, 2021 Shinnston American Legion
July 27, 2021 Salem City Building
July 28, 2021 Clarksburg Senior Center
August 4, 2021 Lost Creek Community Building
August 6, 2021 East View Community Building
August 10, 2021 Stonewood Fire Department 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
August 13, 2021 Lumberport United Methodist Church
August 17, 2021 West Milford Community Center
August 19, 2021 Spelter Fire Department

Proposed Subdivision Ordinance

Harrison County Proposed Subdivision Ordinance is available HERE

Under Construction

Due to construction, the Harrison South and North Rail Trail will be closed for the next few months.

How the Stonewall Jackson Statue Came to Clarksburg

BY David Houchin Special Collections | Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library

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From The Beginning

Harrison County was created from Monongalia County, Virginia, in 1784 and was named for Benjamin Harrison, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. It is located in the north central section of the state, 120 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and mid-way between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.

Clarksburg, the county seat, was originally chartered in 1785. It was named for Gen. George Rogers Clark, a renowned explorer and Indian fighter. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was born there on January 21, 1824. General Jackson fought for the Confederacy, although Clarksburg was a Union stronghold.

Authorization for the first county courthouse was made in 1787 at a cost of $550. It was located on the corner of Main and 2nd streets. The frame building was constructed on eight stone piers about ten feet high and citizens tied their horses to the pillars while conducting business inside the courthouse.

The second courthouse was a two-story brick building located at the corner of Main (then Market) and 3rd streets, the same site as the present one. It cost $3,700 and was completed in 1811. A large tree trunk served as a whipping post at the rear of this structure.

The third courthouse, built in 1856, was on the same site as the second. It was a two-story brick with a cupola on top and had a wrought-iron balcony over the front entrance.

A three-story red brick courthouse was erected in 1888 at a bid of $46,000. A bell, as well as a clock, were saved from prior courthouses and placed in the tower. When it was only forty-four years old, the citizens opted to replace it with a $750,000 building - the present courthouse. John W. Davis, a native son and presidential nominee in 1924, gave the principal address at the dedication of this courthouse in 1932.

County Seat: Clarksburg
Area: 417.85 sq. miles
Population: 69,099 – 2010 census

Harrison County Commission Meetings are held every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on the Third Floor Commission Courtroom