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Welcome to Hardy County!

From Lost River to Mathias and Moorefield to Wardensville, we’re sure you will find that Hardy County is a wonderful place to live and work. The Hardy County Chamber of Commerce has created this resource to help you. For more information about Hardy County businesses, please visit the directory link on our website. For more information on this Potomac Highlands county in our wild and wonderful West Virginia, click visithardywv.com.

Hardy County and countywide info
Moorefield
Wardensville
Statewide
Federal Government
Industry Specific

 

Hardy County and countywide info

Hardy County Courthouse
Location: 204 Washington Street, Moorefield, WV 26836
Courthouse Phone: 304-530-0250
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday
Website: www.hardycounty.com

Hardy County Commission

• William E. Keplinger (aka “JR”), President
Address: PO Box 337,
Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-434-2779
email: hdycommi@court.state.wv.us
• Harold K. Michael, Commissioner
Address: PO Box 220,
Old Fields, WV 26845
Phone: 304-530-2121
email: Harold@hardynet.com
• J. Michael Teets, Commissioner
Address: 985 Kimseys Run Rd,
Lost River, WV 26810
Phone: 304-897-5415
email: teetsfarms@hardynet.com
• Rose Helmick, County Coordinator
Public meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon and on the 3rd Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. Call County Coordinator’s Office 304-530-0284 to have an item placed on the agenda.
Address: 204 Washington Street Room 111, Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: 304-530-0284
Fax: 304-530-0283
E-mail: hdycommi@court.state.wv.us
Website: www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-commission

Hardy County Assessor: Jimmy Wratchford
Commercial and Residential Appraisals
Courthouse, Room 119
Phone: 304-530-0202 or 304-530-0203
email: jratchfor@assess.state.wv.us
website: http://www.hardycounty.com/assessor

Hardy Circuit Clerk: Kimberly A. Hartman
Court Documents
Courthouse, Room 237
Phone: 304-530-0230 Fax: 304-530-0231
website: http://hardywvcircuitcourt.com/

Hardy County Clerk: Gregory L. Ely
Property Deeds
Courthouse, Room 111
Phone: 304-530-0250 Fax: 304-530-0251
email: hdyclerk@court.state.wv.us
website: http://www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-clerk

Hardy County Planning Commission: Melissa Scott, Planner
Commercial Zoning and Planning
Public meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
Courthouse, Basement Level
Phone: 304-530-0257 Fax: 304-530-0258
email: mscott.hardyplanner@gmail.com
website: http://www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-planning-commission

Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney: Lucas J. See
Courthouse, Room 104
Phone: 304-530-0200 Fax: 304-530-0201
email: hdypro@court.state.wv.us
website: http://www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-prosecuting-attorney

Hardy County Sheriff: Bryan C. Ward
Law Enforcement and Courthouse Security
Address: 204 Washington St Moorefield, WV 26836
Phone: Non-emergency number: 304-530-0222
Websites: Law Enforcement: http://www.hardycounty.com/law-enforcement
Security: http://www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-sheriff-security-office

Tax Office Phone: 304-530-0220
Courthouse, at rear of building
Website: http://www.hardycounty.com/sheriff

Hardy County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director: Alice Shank
Address: 122 N Main St, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Phone: 304-530-1786
email: chamber@hardynet.com
website: http://hardycountychamber.org/
website: https://www.facebook.com/HardyCountyChamber/

Hardy County Rural Development Agency
Executive Director: Mallie L. Combs-Snider,
Address: PO Box 209, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 223 North Main Street, Suite 102, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-530-3047 Fax: 304-530-6695
email: hardyrda@hardynet.com
website: http://www.hardycountywv.com/index.html

Hardy County Public Service District
Executive Director: Logan Moyers
Address: PO Box 900, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 2094 US 220 South, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Meetings: First Wednesdays, 10:00 am in the Conference Room
Phone: 304-530-3048 Fax: 304-530-3046
email: hardypsd@hardynet.com
website: http://www.hardycounty.com/hardy-county-public-service-district

Hardy County Board of Education
Superintendent: Barbara Whitecotton,
Public Board of Education meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
Address: 510 Ashby St., Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-530-2348 Fax: 304-530-2340
email: bwhiteco@access.k12.wv.us
website: www.hardycountyschools.com

Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
President: Charles “Chuck” Terrell,
Location: 316 Eastern Drive, Moorefield, WV 26836
Address: PO Box 59, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday – Friday
Phone: 304-434-8000, 877-982-2322 Fax: 304-434-7000
email: askeast@eastern.wvnet.edu
website: http://easternwv.edu/Home.aspx

Town of Moorefield (Hardy County Seat)

If your home or business is located in Moorefield, contact:

Town Office
Address: 206 Winchester Avenue. Moorefield, WV 26836
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 304-530-6142
Fax: 304-530-6933
E-mail: townofmfld@hardynet.com

Town Contacts

  • Mayor: Gary Stalnaker
  • Recorder: Debra Hefner
  • Police Chief: Steve Reckart

Moorefield Town Council
Public meetings are held monthly on the 1st Tuesday. Contact the Town Office to get an item on the agenda.

Moorefield Planning Commission
Moorefield Planning Commission meetings are held as requested. To request a meeting, contact the Town Office

Moorefield Historic Landmark Commission
President: John Elmore
Address: 206 Winchester Ave, Moorefield, WV 26836 Phone: 304-530-6992

Moorefield Zoning Board of Appeals
The Moorefield Zoning Board of Appeals Board meets as needed. Contact Town Office for dates and information.
Police phone, non emergency: 304-530-1777

 

Town of Wardensville

If your home or business is located in Wardensville, contact:

Town Office
Location: 25 Warrior Way, Wardensville, WV 26851
Office Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Address: PO Box 6, Wardensville, WV 26851
Phone: 304-874-3950
Fax: 304-874-4044
E-mail: info@wardensville.com

Town Contacts

  • Mayor: Barbara.Ratcliff@wardensville.com
  • Town Manager: currently vacant
  • Recorder: John.Crowe@wardensville.com
  • Police Chief: Patricia.Haley@wardensville.com

Wardensville Town Council
Public meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday. Contact the Town Office one week in advance to get an item on the agenda.

Wardensville Planning Commission
Public meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Friday. To get an item on the agenda contact Town Office on week in advance.

Wardensville Zoning Board of Appeals
Meets quarterly, contact Town Office for dates and information.
Police phone, non emergency: 304-874-3950

 

Statewide

Small Business Development Center
WV Development Office, Planning, Structure, Grant/Loan Applications, State Registration, etc.

  • Beth Ludewick

Address: PO Box 209, Moorefield, WV 26836
Location: 233 North Main Street Suite 102, Moorefield, WV 26836
Office hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Friday
Phone: 304-530-4964
E-mail: Beth.M.Ludewig@wv.gov

 

State Delegate: Isaac Sponaugle  (D – Hardy & Pendleton)
District 55
Capitol Address:
Room 233E, Building 1
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 340-3340
Business Phone: (304) 538-6881
E-mail: Harold@hardynet.com
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources, Minority Vice-chair
  • Enrolled Bills
  • Government Organization
  • Roads and Transportation

INTERIM COMMITTEES:

  • Government Operations
  • Government Organization

 

State Senate:
Dave Sypolt R – Pendleton District 14

Capitol Office
Room 417M, Bldg. 1 1900 Kanawha Blvd.
E. Charleston, WV 25305

Home
P.O. Box 5
Kingwood, WV, 26537
Home Phone: (304) 698-5299
Business Phone: (304) 698-5299

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Education, CHAIR
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy, Industry and Mining
  • Finance
  • Military Rules

INTERIM COMMITTEES:

  • CHAIR: Education
  • CHAIR: Education Accountability
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Forest Management Review Commission
  • Rule-Making Review Committee
  • Veterans’ Affairs

 

Bob Williams (D Pendleton District 14)
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy, Industry and Mining
  • Government Organization
  • Judiciary
  • Labor
  • Natural Resources
  • Rules

INTERIM COMMITTEES:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Energy
  • Equal Pay Commission
  • Forest Management Review Commission
  • Government Organization
  • Judiciary
  • Labor and Worker Safety Issues
  • Tax Reform

Capitol Office:
Room 223W, Building 1 State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7995

Home Office:
P.O. Box 562
Grafton, WV, 26354
Home Phone: (304) 842-7161
Business Phone: NA

Federal Government

Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (2nd District)
172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6472
Website: http://capito.house.gov/
Committee Assignments:

  • Appropriations Committee
  • Energy and Natural Resources Committee
  • Environment and Public Works Committee
  • Rules and Administration Committee

Martinsburg Office
300 Foxcraft Avenue Suite 202A
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-262-9285

Charleston Office
500 Virginia Street East Suite 950
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-347-5372

 

Senator Joe Manchin, III D-WV

email: Sen.Manchin@opencongress.org
Website: http://www.manchin.senate.gov
Address: 306 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3954
Fax: 202-228-0002
Committee Assignments

  • Committee on Armed Services
  • Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Fairmont Office
230 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Main Line: 304-368-0567
Fax: 304-368-0198

Eastern Panhandle
261 Aikens Center Suite 305
Martinsburg, WV 25404-6203
Phone: 304-264-4626
Fax: 304-262-3039

Charleston
900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 629
Charleston, WV 25302
Phone: 304-342-5855
Toll-Free: 855-275-5737 (To use with 304 or 681 area code)
Fax: 304-343-7144

US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Alex Mooney R- from WV 2nd Congressional District
https://mooney.house.gov/

  • Committee Assignments House
  • Committee on Natural Resources House Committee on the Budget

Washington, DC
1232 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2711 Fax: (202) 225-7856

Charleston
405 Capitol Street
Suite 514
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 925-5964
Office Hours: 9AM – 5PM Mon-Fri

Martinsburg
300 Foxcroft Avenue
Suite 102
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: (304) 264-8810
Office Hours: 9AM – 5PM Mon-Fri

Industry Specific – Noteworthy Tidbits

Agriculture

US Dept. of Agriculture http://www.business.gov/business-law/contacts/federal/usda/

Farms – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has laws and regulations http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/agmatrix.pdf pertaining to farm operations.

Most of these apply to effluent releases from animal waste and fertilizer run-off and minerals leaching.

A current program is in place for voluntary installation of buffers to reduce flow of nitrogen and phosphorus into water sheds, creeks and streams, and water ways that spill into the Chesapeake Bay. (Congressional efforts to make mandatory regulations have been attempted. Failure of a robust voluntary program may ultimately result in enactment of Federal regulations.)

Farms with over 700 cows are required to comply with EPA rules regarding agriculture runoff.

Poultry farms are required to obtain a federal pollution discharge permit (also known as a wastewater discharge permit) from the U.S. EPA. if manure from their operations runs into a drainage ditch and/or stream.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) also sets guidelines to protect poultry workers from respiratory and infectious diseases. (www.osha.gov)

Import/Export laws (via Dept of Agriculture) apply to trade of livestock across international borders. Related laws also apply to plants and produce traded across international borders.

Farmers Markets – if not a federally sponsored farmer’s market, the association or “owner” may establish its own rules. State food and agriculture regulations apply. If prepared foods are offered, federal food handling regulations apply. Vendors and Market “owner” should cover themselves with liability insurance.

Energy

Retail sales of wind, solar and other alternative energy sources are regulated by the West Virginia Public Service Commission. (www.psc.state.wv.us)

Wholesale sales of electricity from any power source, including renewable, across state lines is regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. (www.ferc.gov)

Local power sources such as a windmills or biomass projects erected to power on site operations such as a home, farm or factory may be subject to approval from fish and wildlife.

Telecommunications

Establishment of a telecommunications company that accesses broadband spectrum is under the oversight and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.

Establishment of a wireless telephone store only requires local and state retail licenses.

Industrial/Factory

Federal regulations impacting an industrial business corresponds to the type of business and whether any hazardous materials and/or regulated effluents (gasses, wastes, etc.) are associated with the operation.

In most cases, any industrial wastes or effluents would be regulated by the U.S. EPA. Check with their website www.epa.gov to determine whether your operations fall under EPA oversight.

Medical Service

Any medical facility that generates biomedical waste (blood, needles, body fluids) must comply with disposal regulations under the U.S. EPA.

Radioactive materials and waste (usually from X-ray machines and chemotherapy radiation devices) are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Transportation of EPA and NRC regulated materials (e.g., biomedical waste and radioactive waste) must be tracked and documented via federally acceptable tracking manifests..