City Hall News: Week of November 11, 2022

Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, ad hoc Organizational Audit Committee, and Municipal Properties Committee. Also meeting are the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission and the Elkins Parks & Recreation Commission. Council meets Thursday.

The Public Safety Committee meets Monday at 10 a.m. to prioritize properties for demolition using the recently awarded $300,000 in West Virginia DEP RADPP funding and to discuss a housing study recently completed by Woodlands Development & Lending.

On Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Organizational Audit Committee continues its consideration of the building inspector, operations assistant, and operations administrative assistant positions.

Meeting later Tuesday, at 4 p.m., the Historic Landmarks Commission continues work on historic plaques, SHIPO grants for Davis & Elkins College and Maplewood Cemetery, and its lease with the city.

On Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a public forum to provide input for the development of a master streetscape plan for downtown. The public is welcome to attend the event, which will be held at the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

On Wednesday at  9 a.m., the Municipal Properties Committee will continue work on next steps regarding leases for Darden House office-space tenants.

Meeting Wednesday at 4:15 p.m., the Elkins Water Board will work on fees for taps for new water service and review job descriptions for new water plant positions.

Also on Wednesday, at 5 p.m., the Parks & Recreation Commission meets at the Phil Gainer Community Center to discuss Canada-goose control and memorial benches.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda, which may be adjusted through Tuesday, currently includes the contract for next year’s downtown flowers program, the contract for next year’s maintenance of landscaping in the city hall parking lot, promotions and changes to rank structure in the Elkins Fire Department, appointments to the Elkins Tree Board and Elkins Planning Commission, and approval to proceed with development of an application for tax increment financing in downtown Elkins.

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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