City Hall News: Week of June 6, 2022

Meeting this week are the Elkins Sanitary Board and the Elkins Tree Board. Also meeting are council’s Rules & Ordinances Committee and Personnel Committee. Free bulk trash pickups start Monday. The Addiction and Homelessness Task Force holds a public forum Tuesday. Overdue utility accounts must be brought up to date before Tuesday to avoid shutoff.

The new bulk pickup service for residential customers starts this week. The Sanitation Department’s grapple truck will visit a different part of the city throughout each month, starting with customers whose household trash is normally collected on Mondays. These customers may place one large bulk item (e.g., appliance, furniture, etc.) curbside by 6 a.m. Monday, although it may not be picked up until later in the week. Find the schedule for the rest of the month and other information here:

The Sanitary Board meets Monday at 1 p.m. Agenda items include a discussion about the Teaberry Hills and Sylvester Drive sewer issue and the matter of extending sewer lines up North Randolph Avenue. Burgess & Niple will present the results of its wastewater system needs assessment.

On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., in the Darden House (next door to city hall), the Tree Board meets to decide whether to continue its Adopt-A-Tree program this fall, plan a workday at the Kump Education Center nursery, and discuss an August gathering.

Also on Tuesday, at 6 p.m., the Addiction and Homelessness Task Force will hold a public forum at the Phil Gainer Center to provide an update on its work and take questions and suggestions.

The Rules & Ordinances Committee meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. In addition to continuing work on a framework enabling restaurants to legally provide sidewalk seating in the public right-of-way, the committee will discuss the possibility of creating a rule imposing confidentiality on participants in council executive sessions.

The Personnel Committee meets Thursday at 12 p.m. to consider the reappointment of the city treasurer.

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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