City Hall News: Week of Feb. 8, 2021
Elkins, W. Va., February 7, 2021: This week will see meetings of council’s Personnel, Finance, and Rules & Ordinances Committees. This month’s meeting of the Public Safety Committee, which normally meets second Mondays at 10 a.m., is cancelled.
The Elkins city attorney, per city code, serves one-year terms commencing each April 1. At its Monday 1 p.m. meeting, the Personnel Committee will consider the proposed reappointment of the current city attorney as well as personnel matters in the Code Enforcement Department and the Police Department.
The agenda for the Finance Committee’s Wednesday 9 a.m. meeting includes consideration of an additional code enforcement position, review of the engineer’s estimate for the city hall parking lot project, and evaluation of funding requests for both a riverfront study and social-media archiving software needed to comply with state public records laws.
Last year, the Rules & Ordinances Committee recommended to council a change to city laws that would have allowed the operation of street-legal special purpose vehicles on city streets, but the ordinance (277) was sent back to the committee for further work. Thursday at noon, the Rules & Ordinances Committee will take this matter up again. The committee will also consider updates to the city’s fire-fee and flood-plain ordinances and hear a proposal for the establishment of a water board for Elkins.
Preparations continue for the March 2 city elections, when voters will elect a council member in each ward, choose a new mayor, and decide whether to adopt a manager-based government structure. Tuesday is the deadline to register or update your registration for this election at the county—not city—clerk’s office. The sample ballot is printed in today’s paper.
All of the above meetings are virtual. You can find agendas and login information here: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.
2023 Election Results
Below are the uncertified results of the 2023 Elkins Municipal Election. The canvass will be Monday, June 19, with certification on Thursday, June 22. FIRST WARD Mayor Jerry Marco: 219 Council • Michael C. Elza: 40 • Cody Kerns: 114 • Phillips […]Read More
Council Certifies Vote Tallies for 2021 Election
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Explainer: What’s a “Canvass”?
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Where to Find Election Results
To publicize election results on the evening of March 2, we have added a new page to the city website: www.cityofelkinswv.com/election-results Preliminary results of the March 2, 2021 election will be posted on that page as results are received from polling places. […]Read More
Downloadable city election calendar
Election day is March 2. Polls will be open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Early in-person voting will be offered February 17- 27. Early voting location: Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Avenue Early voting hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Click […]Read More