City of Elkins Online Auto Auction

The City of Elkins and its Boards will be selling surplus property thru the online public auction site of J.J. Kane beginning on 11/15/2019.  A list of items to be sold may be obtained at City Hall or by clicking here.  J.J. Kane Auctioneers will conduct and handle all processing of payments and title transfers and coordinate pickup of items.  Terms and conditions of sales are outlined on the auctioneer website.

Auction close date is set for 12/11/2019.

 

 

 

 

Leaf pick up season

Leaf pick up will begin Monday, October 14, 2019. There is no set daily schedule for a ward or area; we go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. However, we are implementing a new system of picking up bagged leaves within 48 hours. Customers will need to place the bagged leaves at the curb and contact the Operations Division at (304)-636-1414 ext. 1437 to report the location of the bagged leaves for pick up. Bags must contain only leaves and no yard waste or trash.

Please remember that this process is weather dependent. For example, we can’t effectively pick up leaves in a pouring rain.

Also, keep in mind that we only have one leaf truck to cover the City. Please be patient and we will get to each property as soon as we can.

Leaf pick up continues through the fall until either we have gotten all the leaves, or snow has started falling.

What to do with your leaves
To make use of this service, rake leaves into piles in the grassy area between the curb and the sidewalk or bag up leaves for pick up.

Please do not place leaves in the street, as this causes problems with storm drains as well as parking and traffic concerns. City employees will not go into yards to collect leaves.

Yard-waste drop-off
Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Fire Fee Notice

First due fire fee billings mailed out last Friday, August 16, 2019 reflected a due date error of June 3, 2019.  The correct due date is September 3, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Elkins City hall at 304-636-1414.

Traffic pattern to change

The traffic pattern at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Martin Street will transition to a four-way stop. Motorists are asked to use caution when approaching this intersection. It is projected that the intersection will become a two-way stop on Gorman Avenue as the completion of the bike route approaches.

Final leaf pick-up

Announcement:

The City will complete a final leaf pick-up starting on Monday, December 17th. The crews will cover each ward in an efficient manner.  All leaves must be placed at the curb by this date in order to be picked up. Please note that this will be the last leaf pick-up of the season.

COMBINED SEWER SMOKE TESTING NOTIFICATION

ATTENTION

COMBINED SEWER SMOKE TESTING NOTIFICATION

The City of Elkins is conducting a sanitary sewer smoke testing evaluation designed to detect ground water and storm water that is entering the sanitary sewer system through defects in the pipe or illicit connections such as catch basins or downspouts.  We will be testing sewer lines in the Teaberry Hills areas.  The smoke testing will be performed during the week of November 26th, 2018.  In the event of inclement weather, the smoke testing will continue into the following week.

Smoke will be blown into the sewer system at manholes, and may be seen coming from roof vents, building foundations, or manhole covers.  The smoke is a non-toxic substance which is clean and harmless to humans, pets, food, and material goods and creates no fire hazard.  The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps.  Ensure that all plumbing traps, including basement floor drains, are not dry and contain water.  If you have any seldom used drains, pour water into the drain to fill the trap.  If smoke enters the home through faulty plumbing, this indicates the possibility that dangerous sewer gases are also entering your home and you should consider contacting a licensed plumber to identify and make repairs.  You can report any presence of smoke within the house to the crews working in the street conducting the tests.

Please avoid unnecessary exposure to the smoke.  Although the smoke is relatively harmless, smoke of any kind can be irritating to the nasal passages for some people.  If you experience smoke irritation, it should be temporary and quickly disappear after exposure has ceased.

If you or any member of your family have respiratory problems, are immobile, or have any other health condition that you feel we need to be aware of, please contact the City of Elkins Operations Division, at 304-635-7021.

 

Leaf pick-up update

Announcement:

Once again fall leaf pick-up has presented us with challenges. The wet weather, late leaf fall, reduced work force and availability of only one leaf truck has slowed our progress.  We continue to work as quickly as we can, however, if you are concerned about letting leaves sit on your grass for too long, please feel free to bag them up. The bagged leaves may be taken to the yard waste roll off container at 31 Jones Drive on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p., or Saturday 9:00 a.m. – noon. The facility is closed on Sundays and holidays.

As long as time allows, our crews may be able to collect the bagged leaves.  Like regular leaf collection this work is weather and manpower dependent and so no pre-determined schedule can be provided. If the crews can tell the bags contain leaves, they will tear them open and collect the contents.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

Public Meeting for Phase II Sewer Project

The City of Elkins will hold a public informational meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. concerning the Phase II Sewer Project as mandated by the Long-Term Control Plan.  All individuals interested in learning more about this project are encouraged to attend. The public meeting will be held in Council Chambers at Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue.

Leaf pick up begins

Leaf pick up will begin Monday, October 22, 2018. There is no set daily schedule for a particular ward or area; we go to where the heaviest concentrations of leaves are in the interests of efficiency. If you are concerned about letting the leaves sit on your grass for too long, please feel free to bag them up. As long as our crews can tell the bags contain leaves, they will tear them open and collect the contents.

Please remember that this process is weather dependent. For example, we can’t effectively pick up leaves in a pouring rain.

Also, keep in mind that we only have one leaf truck to cover the City. Please be patient and we will get to each property as soon as we can.

Leaf pickup continues through the fall until either we have gotten all the leaves, or snow has started falling.

What to do with your leaves

To make use of this service, rake leaves into piles in the grassy area between the curb and the sidewalk.

Please do not place leaves in the street, as this causes problems with storm drains as well as parking and traffic concerns. City employees will not go into yards to collect leaves.

Yard-Waste Drop-off


Residents may drop off yard waste between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, at the City of Elkins Wastewater Collection Plant located at 31 Jones Drive (adjacent to Robert E. Lee Avenue/Flood Control Road).

Street closure

Walnut St. will be closed from Grant St. to Findley St. on 8/29/18. Please choose an alternate route to avoid delays.