Elkins Adding GIS Technician to Operations Department

Elkins, W. Va., November 19, 2020: As city governments across the nation increasingly integrate digital technology into their administration and operations, it is becoming more and more common to find Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists among the ranks of municipal employees. City of Elkins is about to take this step as well. The city is advertising for its first GIS technician and hopes to bring a qualified candidate aboard within the next several months. (more…)

Costs for 2021 Downtown Flowers Program

At its November 5, 2020 meeting, the Elkins council approved a contract for labor and other costs of the 2021 downtown flowers program. The contract covers planting, watering, and related services starting in May 2021 and continuing into the fall.

The contract, for $24,500, covers labor, equipment and some other costs but does not include $8,000 in plants and related supplies. Both categories of costs are explained further below. (more…)

Charter Change Ordinance Available for Download

At Thursday’s 7 p.m. meeting, council takes up the charter-change ordinance for final reading. Council can only approve charter changes against which no objections were entered by the end of the Nov. 9 public hearing. (more…)

Modified Garbage Collection Schedule for Week of Thanksgiving

In observance of Thanksgiving, Elkins City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday (11/26-27).

During the week of Thanksgiving, there will be no garbage collection on Monday (11/23) or Thursday (11/26).

Garbage normally collected Mondays will be collected starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday (11/22).

Garbage normally collected Thursdays will be collected starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday (11/25).

Garbage normally collected Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays will be collected on the regular schedule.

City Hall News: November 14, 2020

Elkins, W. Va., November 14, 2020: Council meets in regular session Thursday. Also meeting this week are council’s Municipal Properties Committee, the Elkins Sanitary Board, the Elkins Tree Board, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. (more…)

Reminder: Masks Required in Municipal Court

As a reminder, anyone appearing in Municipal Court, whether as a defendant or witness, must wear a face covering to reduce the risk of transmitting the COVID-19 virus.

People without face coverings will not be admitted to the courtroom. If you are on trial or under subpoena, this will be considered a failure to appear. These safety precautions are based on an order of the West Virginia Supreme Court.

Learn more here.

Governor Orders Masks at All Times in Public Buildings

Warns noncompliance could result in criminal charges, additional shutdowns

Elkins, W. Va., November 13, 2020: At today’s coronavirus briefing, Governor Jim Justice made mask-wearing mandatary “at all times” in businesses and other public buildings, ordered state public schools to offer remote instruction only Dec. 1-3, and postponed the start of the winter sports season. (His executive order is here.)

Observing that the state has recently set records for daily hospitalizations and use of ICU beds, Justice warned that people who refuse to wear masks and businesses who fail to require masks risk triggering another shutdown of non-essential businesses. He also said that people who fail to comply with his executive orders could be charged with obstruction of justice. (more…)

Elkins to Auction 3 Residential Properties Friday

Elkins, W. Va., November 10, 2020: At 10 a.m. this Friday, the City of Elkins will offer three residential properties for sale by auction, as-is, in the lobby of Elkins City Hall. Winning bidders will need to immediately remit 10 percent of their winning bids in the form of cash or a certified check and must pay the remaining balance within 30 days. (more…)

City Hall News: November 7, 2020

Elkins, W. Va., November 7, 2020: This week will see meetings of council’s Public Safety Committee and Rules & Ordinances Committee. Council meets in special session Monday, after a public hearing concerning proposed changes to the city charter. (more…)

Elkins Residents Object to Certain Charter Changes

Elkins, W. Va., November 6, 2020: The Elkins City Clerk is in receipt of objections to two proposed changes to the city charter. Unless these objections or any others received by the end of Monday’s 5 p.m. hearing are withdrawn by November 19, the objected-to sections cannot be adopted by ordinance and would either have to be abandoned or placed on the ballot of the March 2021 Municipal Election. (more…)

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