Council will soon fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. This is not a City of Elkins board, but the Elkins council has appointment authority for three of the five seats. City residents who wish to be considered for appointment to this important volunteer position are encouraged to submit an application to the city clerk no later than Friday, May 13.
What the Board Does
The Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library sets policy for the library, oversees the library’s finances, and supervises the library’s executive director. The Elkins-Randolph County Public Library is in a period of dynamic change, opening a new branch in Beverly even as it works to recover from catastrophic flooding at the Elkins branch.
There are five seats on the board, three of which must be Elkins residents appointed by city council. Members are appointed to five-year terms; membership is unpaid.
The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library are second Wednesdays of every other month. During the months when an official meeting is not scheduled, members convene convene for planning purposes and the board may also hold other meetings from time to time as needed.
While the Elkins branch is being renovated, meetings are held at 209 Randolph Avenue (the former T.R. Ross Law Office).
Visit the library’s website for more information.
Apply by downloading and completing this PDF application form. The form may be submitted to the city clerk’s office by email, mail, or hand delivery. Please ensure your application arrives no later than Friday, May 13.
Elkins, W. Va., December 16, 2020: In Elkins, when someone disagrees with a zoning decision, their first recourse is to request review by the Elkins Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). The BZA has the authority, within certain limitations, to reverse zoning decisions, authorize exceptions, and grant variances. There are currently two vacancies on the city’s five-seat BZA, and applications are now being accepted for these crucial volunteer positions.
The BZA meets infrequently, typically only when an appeal is received. In the last several years, the board has met only a handful of times. However, the Elkins Planning Commission has been working on an updated zoning code for the city that will be presented for council’s consideration in 2021. With expanded zoning rules, it can be expected that the workload of the BZA may expand as well.
BZA members serve three-year terms. To be eligible to serve on the BZA, applicants must have lived inside Elkins city limits for the three years preceding their appointment date. During their terms of office, BZA members are not allowed to serve on the city’s planning commission or hold any other city elected or appointed office.
No special or technical knowledge is required to serve on the BZA. The board is supported by the building inspector and zoning officer, the city attorney, and other city staff as needed.
Last modified on December 16th, 2020 at 01:43 pm
City of Elkins will test for entry-level police officer candidates on January 8, 2021. On that date, the physical fitness test will be at 9 a.m., and a written test will follow at 12:30 p.m. Candidates passing both the physical and written tests will sit for interviews on January 26, 2021, starting at 4 p.m.
After interviews are complete, successful applicants will be ranked by overall score on a list of candidates eligible for entry-level appointment to the department. There are currently two entry-level openings that could be filled from this list.
Applicants currently certified as West Virginia law enforcement officers are eligible for a $7,500 signing bonus, although they would join EPD as entry-level officers regardless of current rank. (more…)
Elkins, W. Va., September 24, 2020: The Elkins Tree Board recently presented the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission a commemorative tree and plaque in gratitude for EPRC staff’s efforts in keeping Glendale Park open this past Spring.
“For many area residents, walking at Glendale Park was one of the few places available to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment,” said Nanci Bross-Fregonara, Tree Board member. Dog-walkers, runners, and families on bikes were all able to be outside and have a chance to enjoy nature and exercise.”
The plaque, which will be installed by the planted bald cypress tree near the park’s entrance, expresses the Tree Board’s appreciation for the EPRC “providing a place of beauty and inspiration during the national pandemic.”
“I am sure there are many people in the community who are grateful for all the work the EPRC does to keep our city parks in great condition, especially during these challenging times,” said Bross-Fregonara. “This was just one small way we could honor them and commemorate what affected our area in 2020.”
For information on supporting the EPRC and its efforts, please contact the Elkins Parks and Recreation office, 304-636-3960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Tom Tesar, Director of the Elkins Parks and Recreation Department accepts the cast plaque from Nanci Bross-Fregonara, Elkins Tree Board member, right and Marilynn Cuonzo, Chair of the Elkins Tree Board and Fourth Ward Council member.