City of Elkins Comprehensive Plan

People plan in their everyday lives.

We plan for the day, what we are going to wear, and what we are going to eat for dinner.

We also plan for the future, whether it be vacation or retirement.

So why not also plan for the future of your community? The City of Elkins is doing just that with the development of a comprehensive plan.

The comprehensive planning process will determine the community’s vision and what it aspires to be in the future. The comprehensive plan will be a policy document that can help illuminate what investments should be a priority. The comprehensive plan will prioritize infrastructure, identify opportunities for new development and re-development, and provide land use guidance.

Without planning, many communities fail to take advantage of their opportunities or capitalize upon their strengths. Therefore the plan will include a thorough analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats within Elkins. Often a comprehensive plan serves as a reality check on issues within a community.

In order to complete this analysis, the involvement of the entire community is essential. Throughout the next year, the public will be asked for input. The first opportunity for input will be on Thursday, September 26th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Old Brick Playhouse. More information will be made available closer to the date.

To keep updated on the planning process, please continue to visit the City of Elkins website, Facebook page and blog.

Water off

Water will be off on the right side of Harpertown Road, from McQuain Rd to Gilman Rd, beginning immediately. The City of Elkins Water Distribution department is repairing a water leak. We are unsure at this time as to how long the water will be off.

Water line flushing

The City of Elkins Water Distribution department will begin its semi-annual line flushing program on Sunday, July 28th at 8:30 p.m. Hydrants and blow-offs will be flushed during evening and night-time hours. We expect this project to take approximately one week. During the course of this project, customers may experience low water pressure and cloudy water. To clear cloudy water, simply allow it to run until it is clear; if it doesn’t clear up, wait for about an hour and try it again. The Water Treatment Plant (304-636-2250) and the Water Distribution department (304-636-6566) has a product that is available to customers, free-of-charge, to help treat laundry stained by water. We regret any inconvenience caused by this process, but flushing on a regular basis is necessary to help us maintain a safe and clean supply of drinking water.

Tree-trimming on Eleventh Street

Mon Power contractors will be trimming trees along Eleventh Street on Thursday, July 25th and Monday, July 29, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The affected area is between South Davis Avenue and Cole Avenue. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers, and drivers could encounter significant delays. Please use alternate routes if possible.

Water off near Days Inn

While the city repairs a water-main leak near the Days Inn, water will be off to the following streets: Orchard, Dairy, Grant, and Woodland. We will restore water to those streets as soon as possible.

Hydrant Flushing

The City of Elkins Water Distribution department will begin its annual hydrant flushing project on Sunday, July 28th at 8:30 p.m. During the course of this project, customers throughout the City may experience low water pressure and cloudy water at various times. To clear cloudy water, simply allow it to run until it is clear; if it doesn’t clear up, wait for about an hour and try it again. There are no Boil Water Notices anticipated at this time. The Water Treatment Plant (304-636-2250) and the Water Distribution department (304-636-6566) has a product that is available to customers, free-of-charge, to help treat laundry stained by water.

Street closed

Wilson Street, from Lincoln Av to Worth Av, will be closed through early afternoon today, Friday, July 12th. The City of Elkins Street Department is repairing pot holes.

Water off

Water will be off on Stuart Ave and one block of Gilmore St (starting at Pleasant Av going towards the DMV, but not including the DMV) starting around 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3rd and ending around 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon. The City of Elkins Water Distribution department is replacing a section on water line in that area.

Holiday

The City of Elkins will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Trash that would normally be picked up on Thursday, July 4th will be picked up on Wednesday, July 3.

Water off

The City of Elkins Water Distribution department is working on a water leak in the area of Robinson Square on Davis Ave. today, Tuesday, June 25th; water will be off at businesses in that area including Hair Graphics, D&D Lighting, and Reckart Logistics. Customers in the South Kerens Avenue area may experience some disruption in water services as well as discolored water.