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Doddridge County Commission Discusses Floodplain Ordinance

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Last Friday, Judge Tim Sweeney ruled that Doddridge County's floodplain ordinance was unconstitutional because it doesn't give fair notice to the landowners.

County commissioners met with the public to discuss the old ordinance and its replacement.

They also discussed a moratorium that will freeze current and future permits for drilling on floodplains.

"It will freeze the permits for drilling in the floodplain until we adopt a new ordinance. We are going to rewrite the ordinance, totally new, and hopefully soon, after the holidays" said County Commissioner Ralph Sandora.

Floodplain Manager Dan Wellings said that he has been working with lawyers to write the new ordinance, and that they hope to have it completed by the end of January.