City Hall News: Week of Jan. 16, 2023

Meeting this week are council’s ad hoc Organizational Audit Committee and Municipal Properties Committee. Also meeting are the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission (EHLC), Elkins Parks & Recreation Commission (EPRC), and the Elkins Planning Commission.

City hall will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Garbage service will run on regular schedule.

The Organizational Audit Committee meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. to discuss the structure of the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer position, the Operations Assistant and Administrative Assistant position descriptions, and Safety Officer role and responsibilities.

EHLC meets Tuesday at 4 p.m. Agenda items include election of officers, plans for 2023, council report, and potential opportunities for EHLC to tie in with the SGA report.

Meeting Wednesday at 9 a.m., the Municipal Properties Committee takes up the National Fitness Campaign.

EPRC meets Wednesday at 5 p.m., at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Agenda items include next steps for the horseshoe pit at City Park.

Also meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m., the Planning Commission will take up matters related to the All Creatures Great and Small Veterinary Practice and the Hayes parcel on Spruce Street.

Utility bill and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fee payments are due Thursday. Annual and fourth quarter Business and Occupation Tax returns are due by the end of the month.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items include final readings of an ordinance to renew the cable television franchise agreement with Optimum (formerly Suddenlink) and one that updates city election code in light of the new city charter adopted in 2021.

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:

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