Berkeley County, West Virginia

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Budget P
Meetings P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials N
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Permits, zoning P
Contracts P
Lobbying N
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Public records N
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Local taxes
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Berkeley County is a county in West Virginia.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of West Virginia county websites

This website was most recently evaluated on an unknown date.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are archived for 3 years.[1]
  • Elected Officials
    • Elected officials are listed.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting minutes are archived for 14 years.[3]
    • Current meeting agenda is posted.[4]
    • A meeting calendar is available and names the times and locations of public meetings.[5]
    • Meeting podcasts are available for meetings 2009 and earlier.[6]
  • Audits
    • The most recent audit is posted.
    • Audits dating back to 2004 are available.[7]
  • Contracts
    • Bids and RFPs are posted online.[8]
  • Taxes
    • Tax revenues are broken down by federal, state, and local funding in the budget.
    • Local taxes, like property taxes, are available online.[9]
  • Permits and zoning
    • Permit applications can be downloaded on the site, along with information on how to apply for the permits.[10]

The bad

  • Budget
    • The most current budget is not listed.
  • Meetings
    • Agendas are not archived
  • Elected Officials
    • There is no contact information, such as addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses, listed for council members
  • Administrative Officials
    • There is no information on administrative officials available.
  • Contracts
    • No contracts are available
  • Lobbying
    • No lobbying information is available
  • Public Records
  • Permits and zoning
    • No information on zoning.


Berkeley County, West Virginia appears to have a balanced budget in which they spend the same as or less than their projected revenues.

Berkeley County Budget 2010-2011[11]
Expenditure 2009-10 2010-11
Total General Government $14,765,134.00 $14,660,123.00
Total Public Safety $7,924,512.00 $7,051,235.00
Total Health and Sanitation $191,017.00 $191,017.00
Total Culture and Recreation $1,265,453.00 $1,236,047.00
Total Social Services $98,188.00 $98,188.00
Total Capital Outlay $336,829.00 $139,499.00
Total Expenditures $24,581,133.00 $23,430,109.00
2009-10 2010-11
General Fund Revenues $24,581,133.00 $23,430,109.00

Public Employees

Elected Officials

The following is a listing of the current elected officials in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Information on political parties (if applicable), and election years is not available.

County Council members serve six-year terms.[12]

2012 Berkeley, West Virginia County Council[13]
William L. Stubblefield Council Person
Tony Petrucci Council Person
Doug Copenhaver Council Person
James "Jim" Whitacre Council Person
Elaine C. Mauck Council Person
Other elected officials for Berkeley County, West Virginia, 2012[14]
Name Position
Kenneth Lemaster Sheriff
Virginia Sine Circuit Clerk
Patsy Kilmer Assessor
John W. Small, Jr. County Clerk
Pamela Jean Games-Neely Prosecuting Attorney
Hon. Christopher Wilkes Circuit Court Judge
Hon John Yoder Circuit Court Judge
Hon. Gray Silver Circuit Court Judge
Hon. Gina Groh Circuit Court Judge


See also: West Virginia government salary

County Council members make $36,960 per year.[12]


See also: West Virginia public pensions

No information is directly available for Berkeley County pension programs


See also: West Virginia government sector lobbying

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