CHARLES TOWN, WV. Rockwool is building its factory without a valid Building Permit, because there is no valid plan for sewer service. The first rule of construction permitting: for work to proceed, a site must have a plan for utility […]
Learn and Preserve: Jefferson County Regional Water Symposium Hosted by the Rural Agricultural Defenders (RAD) September 28, 2019, 9:00 am -3:00 pm at the Clarion Inn in Harpers Ferry, WV. This single day symposium will focus on a natural resource […]
Delegate John Doyle Delegate Sammi Brown Delegate Paul Espinosa Senator Patricia Rucker Senator John Unger Original Letter Attached to Email To Our State and Local Leadership, Public participation is an important and required aspect of the environmental permitting process. […]
CHARLES TOWN, WV. Jefferson County Vision (JCV) cheered yesterday’s Circuit Court ruling which declared the multi-million dollar Rockwool PILOT “is not an enforceable agreement.” Rockwool and its supporters have used the PILOT to threaten local government with lawsuits and […]
JCV PILOT CASE RULING RECEIVED Jefferson County Vision has just received the first of two long awaited rulings – the PILOT case. “The Court agrees with the plaintiff’s contention that the PILOT is defective on its face: The only two […]
Mineral wool is made from stone melted in furnaces. Stone is not a recycled or sustainable material. It is extremely energy-intensive to produce and has high embodied energy. The manufacturing process involves on-site fuel combustion using gas and coal in furnaces, boilers, and dryers. The […]
Jefferson County Vision (JCV) and several residents of Charles Town filed a legal request last week in Circuit Court for an order that the City Council follow state law, accept the “Blue Petition,” and hold a hearing on the citizens’ […]
Dear Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Board of Directors: When the working people of Jefferson County pay our taxes– a basic civic duty– we don’t get to put our name on a sponsorship banner. Our hard-earned tax dollars go towards […]
Two Rockwool-related lawsuits heard in Circuit Court; scrutiny and attention falls on the City of Ranson
Three hours of oral argument before Judge Hammer and a packed gallery in the historic Jefferson County Courthouse on Tuesday brought two of Jefferson County Vision’s cases related to Rockwool—a zoning suit and a taxation suit—closer to a resolution. At […]
PRESS RELEASE Over 1,500 citizens of Charles Town are, again, demanding that the Charles Town City Council and Building Commission hold a hearing to accept a Protest Petition opposing the issuance of the Sewer Bond. The Bond was accepted by […]
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October 20, 2023
JCV has entered its fifth year of serving the community. A...
September 12, 2023
Comprehensive plans for Jefferson County and the locales contained within will shape the future of what our home looks like. The comprehensive plans should NOT include any heavy industry. These plans are reviewed when businesses express an interest in coming to Jefferson County. Most recently, a request was submitted to rezone an area to accommodate heavy industry.
August 23, 2023
Jefferson County Development Authority, often referred to as JCDA, plays a key role in recruiting new businesses to the county. As stated on their website, "the mission of the Jefferson County Development Authority is to provide an increased and diverse tax base for Jefferson County. The JCDA also provides new employment opportunities for our citizens through the attraction of medium sized light manufacturing and other types of business, and through the retention and expansion of existing businesses in Jefferson County."