City Hall News: Week of March 20, 2023

Meeting next week are the Elkins Sanitary Board, council’s ad hoc Organizational Audit Committee, and the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission.

Utility bills and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fees are due Monday.

The Sanitary Board, which oversees the city’s wastewater system, meets Monday at 10 a.m. Agenda items include updates on wastewater ordinances, a contract with the Region VII Planning and Development Council for GIS services, and sewer issues at the Mountaineer Gymnastics Academy.

Meeting Tuesday at 1 p.m., the ad-hoc Organizational Audit Committee will discuss IT services, GIS services, and the possibility of creating the new position of maintenance department construction worker.

The Historic Landmarks Commission meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Darden House (next door to city hall) to continue work on the Rosie the Riveter program and other old business.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of March 6, 2023

Meeting this week are the Finance, Rules & Ordinances, Municipal Properties and Personnel Committees. Also meeting is the Elkins Tree Board and the Elkins Planning Commission. Council may hold a special call meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Finance Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. to consider revisions to the current fiscal year’s budget and to review draft fiscal year 2024 Sanitation, Landfill, Coal Severance, Fire Department and General Fund budgets.

The Elkins Tree Board meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Darden House (421 Davis Ave.) with planned discussions on several proposed events and activities for this calendar year, including plantings, maintenance, and education.

The Rules & Ordinances Committee will meet on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. for continued discussion of proposed revisions to the animal control ordinance.

A special meeting of the Municipal Properties Committee is also scheduled for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to hear a report from Operations Manager Mike Kesecker.

Thursday at noon the Personnel Committee will meet to  review a request for reappointment of City Attorney Geraldine Roberts of Crim Law Office.

The Elkins Planning Commission meets Thursday at 3:30 p.m. to review a timeline for the statutorily required update of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, plan opportunities for public outreach and to consider contracting with the WVU Law School Land Use and Sustainable Development Clinic for assistance with the plan.

There is a tentative council meeting on the calendar for Thursday at 7:00 p.m. This meeting will not be confirmed until after hearing the recommendations of the Finance Committee earlier in the week.

City Hall News: Week of February 27, 2023

Meeting next week are the Elkins Sanitary Board, which manages the city’s sewer system, the Elkins Water Board, which manages the city’s water system, and the Elkins Common Council.

The Sanitary Board meets Monday at 10 a.m. on an agenda that includes discussions on the removal of the Wastewater Chief Operator position from the classification plan, approval of sewer invoices, the career & work skills training program at the Randolph Tech Center, the Town of Harmon wastewater utilities, the stormwater separation project, the sanitary board secretary position, Randolph Avenue foam filled sewer line, and a wastewater rate increase.

On Monday at 4 p.m., the Water Board meets to discuss approval of sewer invoices, compensation for the chief water operator, salary classification and compensation plan for water system employees, new development construction, the CEC Harman Water project overview, the water board secretary position, and a PSC Order concerning the Whitmer Water Plant.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Known items include the final reading of an ordinance changing the zoning map for parcels along N. Randolph and Spruce Street in response to citizen requests, Davis Health System’s request for an endorsement letter in support of its application for a special ABCA permit, and memoranda of understanding with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office to participate in several opioid-related cases and their eventual settlements as a non-litigating local government. There will also be a presentation by the Elkins Depot Welcome Center CVB.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of February 20, 2023

Meeting next week are council’s ad-hoc Organizational Audit Committee, and the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission.

City hall will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Garbage service will run on regular schedule.

Utility bill and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fee payments are due Tuesday, February 21st.

The ad-hoc Organizational Audit Committee meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. to discuss Safety Officer roles and responsibilities, and various positions within the Operations Department.

The Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission meets at the Darden House Tuesday at 4 p.m. Agenda items include the SHPO Workshop Update, Rosie the Riveter building murals, council report, potential opportunities for EHLC to tie in with the SGA report, and discussion on adding a council member to the commission.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of February 13, 2023

Meeting next week are council’s Public Safety Committee,  and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commissions. Council meets Thursday. 

The Public Safety Committee will hear reports from the city’s public safety officials at 10 a.m. on Monday.

The Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meets at the Phil Gainer Community Center Wednesday at 5 p.m. to discuss the NFC Fitness Court, and the Steward Ave. property as a potential site for a pocket park.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been posted and may be updated through Tuesday. Current items include the first reading of an ordinance changing the zoning map for parcels along N. Randolph and Spruce Street in response to citizen requests, changes to the Municipal Court Judge compensation, and a PSC Order Concerning Whitmer Water Association, Inc. There will also be a presentation by the Randolph County Development Authority.

The Elkins Tree Board will be sponsoring a Winter Walk on Saturday, February 18th at 10 a.m. at Glendale Park. The public will learn how to identify trees by bark, twigs, shape, and fruit during this free workshop led by tree board forester Linda Burke. Participants should meet at the first pavilion at the entrance of Glendale Park. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. Check Elkins Friends of Trees Facebook page for any weather-related updates.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of February 6, 2023

Meeting this week are council’s Finance Committee, Rules & Ordinances Committee, Municipal Properties Committee, and Personnel Committee. Also meeting are the Elkins Tree Board and the Elkins Planning Commission.

The Finance Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. to review proposed budget revisions and discuss the fleet fuel card.

Overdue utility accounts must be brought up to date before Tuesday to avoid shutoff.

Meeting Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., the Tree Board will discuss responsibilities of board members and officers, make plans for Arbor Day and other upcoming events, prepare its request to City of Elkins for inclusion in the FY 2024 budget, and brainstorm ideas for next year’s Division of Forestry Demonstration City grant application.

On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Rules & Ordinances Committee continues discussion of regulation of animals inside city limits.

The Municipal Properties Committee meets Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. On the agenda are the proposed auction of equipment belonging to the Sanitation Department and a proposal from a contractor to provide services at the landfill.

On Thursday at 12 p.m., the Personnel Committee will discuss the compensation of the city’s municipal judge.

Meeting Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the Planning Commission will begin work on its decennial update of the city’s comprehensive plan, which must be completed by 2025.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of January 27, 2023

The only governing bodies meeting this week are the Elkins Sanitary Board, which oversees the city’s sewer system, and the Elkins Common Council.

Business & Occupation annual and quarterly tax returns are due Tuesday. If you file quarterly tax returns, you do not need to file an annual return.

The Sanitary Board meets Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. to continue discussion of compensation for the chief wastewater operator and to review invoices.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items include proposed acceptance of a grant awarded to the Elkins Tree Board, and presentation of the Elkins Police Department’s annual report. There will also be presentations by Elkins Main Street and the Elkins Tree Board.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of Jan. 23, 2023

Meeting next week are the Elkins Sanitary Board, which manages the city’s sewer system, and the Elkins Water Board, which manages the city’s water system.

The Sanitary Board meets Monday at 10 a.m. The meeting will begin with a public presentation concerning the Long Term Control Plan, which concerns the reduction of stormwater volume in the wastewater system to avoid sewage overflows to the Tygart River during heavy rain events. Also on the agenda are stormwater access to the Tygart Hotel, compensation for the chief wastewater operator, and discussion of the position of Sanitary Board secretary.

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., the Water Board meets on an agenda that includes discussion of the position of Sanitary Board secretary and salary classification and compensation plan for water system employees.

B&O annual and quarterly tax returns are due January 31.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of Jan. 16, 2023

Meeting this week are council’s ad hoc Organizational Audit Committee and Municipal Properties Committee. Also meeting are the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission (EHLC), Elkins Parks & Recreation Commission (EPRC), and the Elkins Planning Commission.

City hall will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Garbage service will run on regular schedule.

The Organizational Audit Committee meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. to discuss the structure of the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer position, the Operations Assistant and Administrative Assistant position descriptions, and Safety Officer role and responsibilities.

EHLC meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. Agenda items include election of officers, plans for 2023, council report, and potential opportunities for EHLC to tie in with the SGA report.

Meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Municipal Properties Committee takes up the National Fitness Campaign.

EPRC meets Wednesday at 5 p.m., at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Agenda items include next steps for the horseshoe pit at City Park.

Also meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m., the Planning Commission will take up matters related to the All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Practice and the Hayes parcel on Spruce Street.

Utility bill and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fee payments are due Thursday. Annual and fourth quarter Business and Occupation Tax returns are due by the end of the month.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items include final readings of an ordinance to renew the cable television franchise agreement with Optimum (formerly Suddenlink) and one that updates city election code in light of the new city charter adopted in 2021.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

City Hall News: Week of January 9, 2023

Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, Rules & Ordinances Committee, Finance Committee, and Personnel Committee.

The Public Safety Committee will hear reports from the city’s public safety officials at 10 a.m. on Monday.

Meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Rules & Ordinances Committee continues work on an ordinance regulating various kinds of animals inside city limits.

Closed interviews for applicants to fill the Third Ward councilor vacancy will occur Wednesday afternoon.

On Thursday at 12 p.m., the Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee will meet in joint session to consider various matters concerning employee health insurance premiums and related matters.

All meetings are open to the public and, unless otherwise stated, held at Elkins City Call (401 Davis Avenue). Find agendas and other meeting information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

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