City Hall News: Aug. 1, 2020

Elkins, W. Va., August 1, 2020: Elkins Common Council meets virtually on Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda is not yet finalized but includes an ordinance revising municipal court fees, the second of three readings of an ordinance issuing bonds to finance the sewer/stormwater separation project, and an ordinance adopting the first recodification of city laws since 1991.

At Thursday’s meeting, council will also hear a presentation from the attorney advising members on the charter update process. Council will then begin public deliberations toward specific charter-change proposals. After Thursday’s meeting, next steps in the process will include, at a minimum, informal opportunities for questions and input from the public, a formal public hearing, and at least two additional public council meetings.

Utilities shutoffs, suspended since March, resume Wednesday. If you have not paid your June balance in full, including both new charges for June and any additional amounts listed as past due on your June bill, your account will be subject to shutoff as of Wednesday.  New charges listed on your July bill, which will be mailed July 31, are not due until later in August and will not subject you to the August 5 round of shutoffs. Utility bills may be paid online (www.bit.ly/ElkinsBills), by mail, by phone, via the dropbox behind city hall, or in person.

The Elkins Firefighters Civil Service Commission meets Wednesday to plan for a round of civil service testing in the fall. Although there are currently no vacancies, it is necessary to test and be placed on the fire department’s list of eligible candidates to be considered for any future openings.

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