Elkins Recreation and Event Center Open House

Exciting developments are underway at the Elkins Recreation and Event Center.  Formerly the Elkins National Guard Armory, the building has undergone significant renovations and is primed to be used for a variety of functions – including, but not limited to, concerts, fundraisers, dinners and sporting events.

We are opening our doors to the public on May 18 for a grand opening.  An open meeting of the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a ribbon cutting with the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce.  Guests will be invited to tour the facility – either with a guide or at their own discretion. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The Elkins Recreation and Event Center, Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission and City of Elkins, would like to cordially invite you to attend this exciting event. We encourage you to come and see for yourself the progress we’ve made at the facility and find out more about our plans for the future.

Get Involved in Source Water Protection


The City of Elkins has developed a Source Water Protection Plan and would like to invite all customers to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m. at Elkins City Hall located at 401 Davis Avenue. Please join us to review and comment on the plan.

Please contact the Operations Division for additional information at 304-635-7021. You may also review the SWPP flyer for additional information.


Hydrant flow test

A hydrant flow test will take place on Friday, October 2nd at the old National Guard Armory between 9:00 a.m-9:30 a.m. Customers in this area may experience cloudy water as a result.

Online Utility Bill Payment Now Available

Great news! You may now pay your utility bill online. Click here to do so.

Online Comp Plan Survey–In case you missed Monday’s event

If you missed Monday’s Comprehensive Plan Workshop, you can add your input by taking the one-page survey at the following link, which works best if you copy and paste it into your browser:


Here is some more information about the workshop/survey, and where we are in the process.

City of Elkins Open House Workshop

The City of Elkins has been developing a comprehensive plan for the past year that will direct future development and detail high priority projects. The comprehensive plan recommendations and future growth plan will be available for the public to view at an Open House Workshop on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Old Brick Playhouse. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting and can drop in anytime from 5 PM to 7 PM for a few minutes or stay the full two hours.
The priority projects recommended in the plan have been developed to address a variety of issues and concerns raised by residents and municipal officials throughout the planning process. The plan will allow for community leaders to focus on the implementation of these priority projects that will enhance the quality of life for Elkins residents. Meeting attendees will be asked to help prioritize projects that they feel are the most important in the future success of Elkins.

Council meeting cancelled: July 3

The Elkins Common Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 3 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be July 17 at 7 p.m.

Location change: Elkins Offering Firefighter Test

Please note that the location for the Elkins firefighter written examination has been changed. The test will still be given on August 9, at 9 a.m., but the new location is:

Elkins Fire Department, 2nd Floor 216 4th StreetElkins, WV 26241

The downloadable application packet has been updated to reflect the change. (http://cityofelkinswv.com/images/PDFs/ElkinsFDapp2014.pdf)

Water off: North Randolph between Heavner and Hanley

Contractors are working on a water-line relocation at the Cravens Run bridge on North Randolph Avenue. Water will be off on North Randolph from Heavner Avenue to Hanley Street starting this afternoon and lasting several hours.

Elkins Offering Firefighter Test

The City of Elkins, W. Va. is testing for new firefighters:

  • Practice fitness test (optional): Jul 19, 12 p.m.
  • Fitness test: Jul 26, 9 a.m.
  • Written test: Aug 9, 9 a.m.

Entry-level pay: $10 per hour + benefits.

Must be 18-35 years old on date of application.

Drug/medical/psychological/background checks will be performed.

Apply in advance to: City Clerk, 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV. Phone: 304-636-1414, x1211.

App. fee: $15.

Download application and information packet here:http://cityofelkinswv.com/images/PDFs/ElkinsFDapp2014.pdf

Applications will not be accepted after 3 p.m. on Friday, July 11.

Please note that the Elkins Fire Department does not currently have any openings. The purpose of this testing process is to generate the civil service list from which appointments will be made in the event that any openings arise or new positions are created. Lists remain valid for three years.

To apply:

  • Download packet (http://cityofelkinswv.com/images/PDFs/ElkinsFDapp2014.pdf).
  • Review all information.
  • Complete application.
  • Bring completed application to Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue) by above date/time.
  • Report to first-floor counter to pay $15 firefighter application fee. Get a receipt.
  • Submit receipt and completed application to the Mayor’s Executive Secretary on the second floor.

The packet contains the following materials. Please double check to make sure you have all of these documents, as they will help you prepare for and understand the testing process.

  • Firefighter Civil Service Application
  • 2014 Civil Service Testing Schedule (with test locations)
  • Advisory to Firefighter Applicants (with attachment: Compensation and Fringe Benefits)
  • Physical Agility Test Information
  • Civil Service Exam Preparation


Water off: Pleasant Ave., N. Randolph, & Highland Park

The City’s Water Distribution department will be working on a water main near Heavner Avenue today. The work will require water to be shut off on Pleasant Avenue, North Randolph, and all of Highland Park. The shutoff will begin later this morning and should last 3 to 4 hours. We will advise if the shutoff becomes more extended than expected.