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By: Sutton StokesApril 17, 2022

City Hall News: Week of April 18, 2022

Meeting this week are council’s Municipal Properties Committee, the Elkins Sanitary Board, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. Council’s regular third Thursday meeting has been moved to Tuesday at 7 p.m., and volunteers are needed to help with tree planting in City Park on Friday, in observance of Earth Day.

The Sanitary Board meets Monday at 2 p.m. Agenda items include replacement of the 2010 F550 service truck and approval to purchase a spare pump for the Steward Avenue lift station.

Council meets Tuesday at 7 p.m. Business items on the final agenda include personnel actions, a memorandum of understanding with area law enforcement agencies concerning mutual aid, the latest recommendations from council’s ad hoc ARPA Advisory Committee, and the first of two readings of an ordinance that would regulate parking in downtown alleys.

The Historic Landmarks Commission meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Darden House (next door to city hall). Agenda items include CLG report discussion, review of state and city laws establishing the commission, consideration of the possibility of establishing a new meeting place for the commission, and an update on a vacancy on the commission.

On Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Municipal Properties Committee meets to plan an RFP for streetscape design, discuss the disposition of a piece of city-owned floodplain adjacent to a section of the former International Order of Odd Fellows property, and consider a request from Davis Medical Center for possible changes to traffic patterns on Gorman Avenue.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. Agenda items include planning the use of a recent bequest for City Park, paving estimates, the pay rate for seasonal staff, and the Seneca Soccer U10 practice field.

Friday is Earth Day. The Elkins Tree Board, Elkins Friends of Trees, and Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission will offer a volunteer opportunity from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Elkins City Park. Volunteers are needed to assist with the planting of 30 trees, along with other park maintenance and beautification projects. Volunteers should bring their own gardening tools if possible, but some will be provided.

To avoid penalties, utility bills and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fees must be paid by Tuesday. First quarter business and occupation (B&O) tax returns are due by the end of the month.

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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