City Hall News: Week of Jan. 17, 2021

Meeting next week are the Elkins Sanitary Board and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. Also meeting are council’s ad hoc Special Hiring Committee and Municipal Properties Committee. Council meets Thursday.

City hall will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash will be picked up on the usual schedule.

On Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Special Hiring Committee—formed to find a new operations manager—will plan its first round of candidate interviews. Applications for this position are still being accepted. Learn more and apply here:

At its 2 p.m. Tuesday meeting, the Sanitary Board will review requested equipment purchases and a proposal to add a new position at the wastewater treatment plant laboratory. The board will also discuss department wages, the WVRWA apprenticeship program, and adapting and adopting the City of Elkins Personnel Manual for its own employees.

The Municipal Properties Committee meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. On the agenda is consideration of the requested abandonment of the alley behind the property formerly known as Allegheny Apartments, near South Davis Avenue. Other agenda items include urban deer, a report on the condition of the Darden House, downtown parking, auction of surplus equipment, and a storage building on Baxter Street.

On Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., staff will present the city’s application for additional home-rule authorities to the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board in Charleston. Learn more:

The Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meets Wednesday at 5 p.m., in the Phil Gainer Community Center. Agenda items include a new logo for the commission.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. The only current action item is the topic of holiday pay for civil-service employees. Mike Bell, the executive director of the Davis Health System Foundation, will give a presentation.

Fourth quarter business and occupation (B&O) tax returns, as well as annual returns (for those businesses that file annually instead of quarterly), are due January 31.

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