By: Sutton StokesJuly 11, 2020

City Hall News: July 13-17, 2020

Elkins, W. Va., July 11, 2020: Elkins City Hall closed Thursday because an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Reopening could occur as soon as Monday, July 13, but we cannot announce a firm reopening date until test results are received by employees who were in contact with that original employee.

Council’s Personnel Committee meets virtually on Monday, at 2 p.m., on an agenda that includes “consideration of Human Resources services” and a personnel issue in the municipal court department.

At Wednesday’s 5 p.m. meeting of the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission, the commission will review its ongoing pandemic response. Commissioners will also hear reports on the Phil Gainer Community Center, parks and recreation, and its overall budget. The commission meets at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

The Elkins Planning Commission continues work on its update to the city’s zoning laws in a virtual meeting on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. Commissioners will continue work on the language of the new ordinance, review a draft zoning map, and consider proposed updates to the comprehensive plan’s future land use map. The agenda also includes consideration of the zoning ordinance’s enactment process and schedule.

Council meets virtually in regular session Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been finalized but, so far, includes the first reading of the ordinance issuing bonds to fund the Phase 2 Sewer Project, the second reading of the municipal court fee ordinance approved on first reading at the previous council meeting, and budget revisions recommended by council’s Finance Committee. For information about the Phase 2 Sewer Project, please see:

The above meetings are open to the public. Login information and agendas for virtual meetings can be found at: www.


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