Meeting of the
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
February 13, 2003
Agenda Item No. 11
ANNEXATION REQUEST BY CORPORATION OF SHEPHERDSTOWN
Mayor James Auxer of Shepherdstown has written to the College requesting that the entirety of the East Campus and West Campus become included in the corporate limits. At the current time, the entire East Campus is inside the corporate limits, but most of the West Campus is not.
Because the College is a State agency, it is exempt from most of the municipal regulatory provisions that would be associated with annexation into the Town. No impact on policing or other emergency services would be associated with this change.
The attached map shows the current town limits as a thick solid line, while the proposed new annexation is depicted with dotted lines.
The Town's interest is primarily to include all resident students in the Town's population census. This would enhance the Corporation's ability to gain federal grants and State Lottery distributions.
As the Town enhances its financial outlook, the College benefits from the services which the Town provides, including water and sewer.
The following resolution is recommended for adoption by the Board:
RESOLVED, That the Shepherd College Board of Governors authorizes the College President to take such actions and to sign such documents as he determines appropriate to seek and obtain the annexation of the West Campus into the corporate limits of Shepherdstown.