City Hall News: Week of Oct. 4, 2021

Meeting this week are council’s Finance Committee and the Elkins Tree Board. Council also meets Thursday. 

The Finance Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. Agenda items include analyzing current accounting for city-owned vehicles and heavy equipment; consideration of a proposal to outsource utility-bill mailing; and hearing a request from the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce for funds to support this year’s Christmas-display contest.  

The Tree Board meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Darden House (next door to city hall). The board will discuss a potential new source of trees for city use. Old business items include planning a tree planting at the Kump House, approving proposed new members, and reviewing the recent garden cleanup at city hall. The committee will also review any applications received for the 2021 Adopt-a-Tree program, which runs through October 15. More about Adopt-a-Tree: www.bit.ly/Elkins-Adopt-a-Tree. 

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items include the promotions of various fire and police department personnel, proposed changes to the organizational structure of Elkins Municipal Court, and a proposal to shift from enumerated expenses to a standard per diem for city employees traveling on business. Council will also plan an approval process for and consider additional proposed expenditures of ARPA funds. 

Third-quarter Business & Occupation (B&O) tax returns are due October 31. Delinquent utility accounts must be settled before Wednesday, October 6 to avoid disconnection. 

All meetings are at Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue) unless otherwise stated.  

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