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.”

Boil Water Notice: 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wards

The City of Elkins has issued a Boil Water Notice for the following areas in the City:  2nd Ward, 3rd Ward, and 4th Ward starting on Sycamore Street and including the area north of Sycamore Street, Crystal Springs, and Highland Park.  This is also in effect for customers of the Huttonsville Public Service District and the Leadsville Public Service District.  Customers in other areas of the City may experience cloudy water, but the Boil Water Notice does not include them.

Click here to download a PDF file of our “Boil Water FAQs” brochure.

Water Line Break: Gorman Avenue

There is a 12” water line break on Gorman Ave.; no further details are available at this moment, but updates will be posted as soon as possible.


Street Committee Agenda


401 Davis Avenue
Room 315, 3rd Floor
February 06, 2013
1:00 p.m.

1. Call to order and roll call

2. Agenda adjustments

3. Public comment

4. Informational presentation

5. Consent calendar

a. Minutes proposed for the meeting of January 02, 2013.

6. Unfinished business

a. Wilson Street Swinging Bridge
b. List of alleys to be considered for abandonment
c. Letter from City resident Bob Cowgill

7. New business

a. Request from Davis Health System Foundation
b. Spring Clean-up
c. TV river Clean-up
d. Wees Historic District TE Grant FY 2011
e. Elkins Crosswalk Safety Project TE Grant FY 2012

8. Announcements

a. Street Department – Meth Lab Recognition Training Course

9. Adjournment

Water Leak Repair/Service Interruptions: Marro Drive, Goff Street

The COE Water Distribution department is repairing a water leak on Marro Drive and water may be off in this area for a short period of time.  There is also a water leak on Goff Street that the Water Distribution department will be repairing as soon as possible.

City of Elkins Water Bulletin Board: 304-637-3582.

Pending Early-Voting Change

Last night, in a special-called meeting, council approved an ordinance that would change the city’s early voting period. This ordinance must be read and approved a second time; the second reading is docketed for the meeting of February 7.

If council approves this ordinance on second reading at that meeting, the new early voting period will be as follows:

February 20-March 2 (includes two Saturdays: Feb. 23 and March 2)


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact the city clerk: 304-636-1414, ext. 1211.

Water Committee Agenda: Feb. 4, 2:30 p.m.

Water Committee Agenda


401 Davis Avenue
Room 315, 3rd Floor
Monday, February 4, 2013
2:30 p.m.


1.      Call to order and roll call

2.      Agenda adjustments

3.      Public comment

4.      Informational presentation

5.      Consent calendar: Minutes proposed for the meeting of January 14, 2013.

6.      Unfinished business

    • Phone system for the Water Distribution/Utility Billing departments
    • Water Plant and Distribution Project
    • Water Rate Increase

7.      New business

    • Annual TV River Clean-up
    • Town of Beverly Water usage

8.      Announcements

9.      Adjournment

Police Civil Service Commission: Agility Tests and Oral Interviews

Police candidates who pass the written exam on Feb. 9 will next take the strength and agility test, which will be administered as follows:

Date: Saturday, February 23

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Elkins High School (100 Kennedy Drive – Elkins, WV  26241)

In case of inclement weather, we have reserved the following backup dates (you will be notified), all at 2-4 p.m.:

Backup dates: Sunday, February 24; Saturday, March 2; Sunday, March 3.

For those who pass both (1) today’s written exam and (2) the strength and agility test, the next step is an oral interview with the Elkins Police Civil Service Commission members.

Interviews will start:

Date: Tuesday, February 26

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV  26241)

 Interviews take 20-30 minutes; candidates will be notified of their time slots.

Elkins PD Hiring: Test on Feb. 9

Ever thought of becoming a police officer?

Entry-level Elkins officers receive:

  • $27,082 base pay (plus holiday and overtime pay)
  • Generous benefits package

After one year, officers receive:

  • $31,200 salary (plus holiday, overtime, and longevity pay)
  • Take-home police cruiser

All applicants will undergo extensive background investigations and drug, psychological, medical, polygraph, and physical fitness tests. Applicants with criminal convictions, chronic credit delinquency, histories of drug use, or other indications of poor judgment will be rejected. Applicants must be prepared to serve all members of the public with respect and professionalism.

The application process begins with a written examination:

  • Test date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
  • Test time: 8:30 a.m.
  • Test location: Elkins

Age requirement: 18-40 years old as of February 9, 2013.

Request application packets from the Elkins city clerk: 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, Room 211. Phone: 304-636-1414, x1211.

Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2013.