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M-burg Council to Set Up Civil Service Commission


Rick Boston

Martinsburg Borough employees discovered a water leak on the main service line at 312 S. Market St. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Richard Brantner Jr., borough manager, said the leak, which was discovered a day before, was corrected with no issues.

Martinsburg Borough Council took a huge step forward on Monday, March 4, toward hiring a future third full-time police officer.

During its regular scheduled meeting, council unanimously voted to assemble a Police Civil Service Commission.

Council hopes to hire another full-time police officer for the department; therefore a Police Civil Service Commission must be established. Chief of Police Kerry L. Hoover and Sgt. Justin Davis are Martinsburg's two full-time officers.

According to Pennsylvania state law, any borough employing three or more members in its police department must establish a...

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