Presidents’ Day schedule: City Hall closed; regular trash pickup

The City of Elkins will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents’ Day; however, garbage pick-up will run on its normal schedule.

Tree Board Agenda: Feb. 14, 2013

Elkins Tree Board Agenda

February 14, 2013

4:30 PM

City Hall – Second Floor Conference Room

Minutes

Maryann Durland

Treasurer Report

Heather Biola

Update on Joel Hollen’s Tree Consulting

Maryann Durland

Annual Plan

Maryann Durland

AmeriCorp – Blake Webber

Time & Responsibilities with tree inventory

Heather Biola

Recruitment for Tree Board members Stokes & McClain

Lori DiBacco

Maryann

New in Elkins: Track Your Absentee Ballot Online

For the first time, the city of Elkins is participating in the West Virginia Secretary of State’s online absentee-ballot tracking service. If you have voted absentee in the March 5 Elkins election, please click here to track your ballot.

Absentee Ballot Applications Due Feb. 27

If you were planning to vote absentee for the March 5 election, please note that the clerk’s office cannot accept absentee ballot applications after February 27. Download an absentee ballot application here.

For more information about the March 5 municipal election, please visit the city’s elections web page.

Council Shortens Early Voting Period

At its regular meeting of February 7, 2013, the Elkins Common Council shortened the early-voting period for the 2013 municipal election. The new early-voting period will begin Wednesday, February 20 and end Saturday, March 2. Voters who were planning to vote early are urged to review their travel plans to see if might be necessary to instead apply for a mail-in absentee ballot. (Download an application here.)

The location for early voting is in the municipal courtroom at Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue. This location is wheelchair accessible through the rear of city hall.

During the early voting period, voters may cast ballots from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on two Saturdays, February 23 and March 2.

Any eligible voters may vote during the early-voting period just as on election day; no special reason is necessary and no explanation must be given.

Election day is March 5, 2013; polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Voter registration for this election closes on Tuesday, February 12. For more information about city elections, including the location of the polling places for each ward, click here.

Please direct any questions to the city clerk at 304-636-1414, ext. 1211.

Boil Water Notice Lifted as of 8:34 a.m.

The City of Elkins has lifted the Boil Water Notice.

Boil Water Notice: Update

The Boil Water Notice issued on Wednesday is still in effect; results of testing are expected back early Friday (February 8) afternoon.

Boil Water Notice hotline:  304-637-3582.

Voter Registration Closes on February 12

As per state law, “Voter registration before an election shall close on the twenty-first day before the election.”

The municipal election will be held on March 5, so registration for that election closes on Tuesday, February 12. Please note that it is the Randolph County Clerk who handles voter registration. That office is located in the Randolph County Courthouse; their phone number is (304) 636-0543.

If you are already registered to vote for county and state elections, there is no need to make a special registration for city elections.

City Council Meets Tonight

Elkins Common Council meets tonight at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of city hall. Click here for a copy of the agenda.

City Hall Now Accepts Plastic

From the Treasurer’s Office: “The city of Elkins now accepts debit and credit cards for payment of utility bills. The fee for using debit cards is $2.50 per payment; the fee for using credit cards starts at $2.50 per payment. Please call the Treasurer’s Office with any questions: 304-636-1414, ext. 1318.”