City Hall News: Week of July 19, 2021

Elkins, W. Va., July 17, 2021: Next week will see meetings of council’s Public Safety Committee and Personnel Committee. Also meeting are the Elkins Sanitary Board, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. The Elkins Planning Commission presents its proposed zoning ordinance to council on Wednesday.

The Public Safety Committee, meeting Monday at 10 a.m., will continue its discussion of body-worn and dashboard cameras for the police department and take up questions about the interpretation of the city’s vacant structures ordinance.

The Sanitary Board meets Monday at 3:15 p.m. to hear an update about the sewer/stormwater separation project and review invoices and financial statements.

On Monday at 3:45 p.m., there will be a special meeting of the Personnel Committee to review staffing in the Operations Department and consider a new software tool offered by AlignHR, the city’s human resources contractor.

Tuesday’s 4 p.m. meeting of the Historic Landmarks Commission has an agenda that includes discussion of the possible expansion of the downtown historic district and an update about Maplewood Cemetery.

On Wednesday at 5 p.m., the Planning Commission will present its proposed zoning ordinance to council. The commission has since 2015 been working on updating the city’s zoning laws, which have not been significantly updated since adoption in the 1950s. This is an informational presentation; the proposed ordinance cannot be adopted until after two additional public hearings, which have yet to be scheduled. This meeting will be live streamed on the Elkins City Hall Facebook and YouTube pages.

Also at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation Commission will select a bid for the replacement of the gym floor and hear reports.

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