City Hall News: Week of December 12, 2022

Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, ad hoc Organizational Audit Committee, Rules & Ordinances Committee, and Municipal Properties Committee. Council meets Thursday.

The Public Safety Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. to continue prioritization of demolitions to be performed using DEP RADPP grant funding. The committee will also consider conditions of appointment for police and fire chiefs.

The Treasurer’s Department, including Utility Billing, will be closed Tuesday 12-1:30 p.m. Bills may be paid online here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/online-payments.

On Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Organizational Audit Committee continues work on the structure of the new building inspector/code enforcement/zoning officer position, as well as the position descriptions for the operations assistant and the operations administrative assistant.

Meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Rules & Ordinances Committee will consider changes to city election code necessitated by the new charter adopted in 2021. The committee will also continue its analysis of city code regulating animals.

On Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Municipal Properties Committee continues its work on various matters related to the Darden House, including leases for offices and guidelines for use of the property by outside parties for events and other purposes.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda has not yet been posted and may be updated through Tuesday. Current items include the final reading of an ordinance adopting a new cable-television franchise agreement, consideration of a contract with Invoice Cloud for online payments, and appointments to various boards and commissions. There will be a presentation from a representative of Tygart Valley United Way.

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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