Leaf Collection Ends 11/23

The final day of leaf collection will be Wednesday, November 23.

Please have all leaves to the curb by Monday morning to ensure your leaves will be picked up.

More information: https://cityofelkinswv.com/2022-leaf-pickups-begin-oct-17/

Thanksgiving Week 2022: Schedule Changes

If your trash is usually picked up on MONDAYS or THURSDAYS, this schedule will change during Thanksgiving week.
 
Trash normally picked up MONDAYS will be picked up Sunday (11/20), starting at 6 a.m.
 
Trash normally picked up THURSDAYS will be picked up Wednesday (11/23), starting at 6 a.m.
 
There are no changes for customers whose trash is picked up Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
 
City hall will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/24-25).

Election Changes Due to Charter Adoption

You’re not imagining things. In the past, by this point in November, we would have been gearing up for the municipal election season. As a result of the new city charter adopted in 2020-2021, however, Elkins elections–which were previously held on the first Tuesday in March of odd-numbered years–are now held on the second Tuesday in June, also in odd-numbered years.

As a result, candidate filing and related activities won’t start until February. We are fine-tuning city law to comport with the new charter and will provide precise timetables as soon as that process is complete.

Read more about city elections here.

Illegal Parking Near Railroad and Third

Statement from EPD Chief Travis Bennett:

EPD personnel have observed illegal, unsafe parking patterns near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Third Street.

Drivers are reminded that, in this area, the only allowed street parking is either (1) parallel to the curb in front of the Station Square Office Complex, (2) in the angled parking spaces along the side of the Delmonte Market, or (3) parallel to the curb adjacent to the city parking lot near the Davis Trust Company. Aside from two spots reserved for tour buses on the other side of the street, parking is not allowed anywhere else on Railroad Avenue, including in the wide area of the street adjacent to the Delmonte and Station Square. Cars parked anywhere other than the designated spots cause confusion and hazards and may be ticketed and towed.

Free parking is available in the city hall parking lot, located at the intersection of Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue.

Nominees Wanted for Extra Mile Day

November 1 is Extra Mile Day, and Mayor Jerry Marco wants to hear nominations from the public.

According to Extra Mile America, the organization coordinating this program, the purpose of Extra Mile Day is to celebrate the capacity everyone has to create positive change in their families, organizations, and communities by “going the extra mile. On Extra Mile Day, mayors of more than 500 cities across the nation will recognize three individuals or organizations in their local areas that “go the extra mile” in volunteerism and service.

On this November 1, Elkins will be one of those cities. Please submit nominations for this recognition to Mayor Marco by email. Your email should include:

  • The nominee’s name (can be a person or an organization from the Elkins area)
  • Two-to-four sentences describing why this person/organization was selected as an extra-mile change maker

Please submit nominations no later than October 14. Email nominations to the mayor’s office by clicking here or get in touch using the contact information below.

Mayor’s Executive Secretary
Rachel Wickham
rwickham@cityofelkinswv.com
Phone: (304) 636-1414, ext. 1110
401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, WV, 26241

 

9/1: S. Davis Closure

Starting at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday (9/1), South Davis Avenue will be closed between Ward Avenue and Blaine Avenue. The Wastewater Collection Department is performing an emergency sewer-tap repair. Please choose an alternate route.

8/31: Parking Restrictions on Lavalette

On Wednesday (8/31), Bear Contracting will begin patch paving on Lavalette Ave. Work will begin at 7:00 a.m. and is scheduled for completion by noon, weather dependent.

There will be no parking on Lavelette between 14th Street and 15th Street during this time.

Utility E-Bills Now Being Sent From Gmail Address

Those receiving electronic utility bills from City of Elkins may have noticed a change.

When you sign up for electronic utility bills, you receive your bill as a PDF attachment to an email.

Previously, these emails had a return address of “IncodeTOP@cityofelkinswv.com.” Now, these emails have a return address of “elkinsutilities@gmail.com.” These are legitimate emails from the City of Elkins Utility Billing department.

The change was made because of a security update at Google, which prevented messages from the IncodeTOP address from being delivered to some Gmail accounts.

You can sign up for electronic bills and/or auto-payments here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/government/treasurer/online-utility-bill-payment.

UPDATE: Boil Water Near Lavallette LIFTED

Last modified on August 24th, 2022 at 08:22 am

Update as of 8/24, 8:19 a.m.: Boil Water Notice near Livingston, Lavallette, Taylor, 13th has been LIFTED.
Lab testing found no contamination.

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Water system personnel are responding to a water leak in a service line in the 1400 block of Lavallette Avenue. Water had to be secured as quickly as possible to minimize flooding.

While repairs are underway, water will be off or low pressure for customers on Lavalette Avenue, Taylor Avenue, and their adjacent alleys, as well parts of 13th Street and Livingston Avenue. (The approximate area is shown in red on the below map.) South Davis Avenue customers are not served by the affected lines.

After repairs are complete and service has been restored, a Boil Water Notice will be in effect for these customers (not including South Davis Avenue customers). The earliest that laboratory testing can be completed and the notice lifted is Wednesday, August 24.

Boil Water Notices are issued out of an abundance of caution because positive pressure has been lost and the possibility of contamination exists, not because contamination has been detected. The presence or absence of contamination must be confirmed by an independent lab through a testing process that requires at least 24 hours after delivery of a sample. Samples cannot be taken until the leak has been repaired and service has been restored. Samples can only be submitted during business hours. For more information about what to do under a Boil Water Notice, click here.

Notification will be sent out when the Boil Water Notice is lifted. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience during this time.

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Traffic Disruptions Near Tygart Hotel

Traffic patterns around the Tygart Hotel will be temporarily disrupted this week as part of the ongoing construction work on that building.
Monday-Friday, there will be a large vacuum truck stationed behind the Tygart Hotel, and large deliveries are scheduled to arrive on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The delivery process may block the northbound lane of Davis Avenue (as shown in the photo); watch for flaggers. Neither operation will prevent use of the Seneca Mall Parking Lot.
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