City Hall News: Week of Oct. 31, 2022

Meeting this week are the Elkins council, council’s ad hoc Special Hiring Committee, and the Elkins Tree Board. Street-sweeper season is over, and leaf collection has begun.

By longstanding council resolution, Halloween trick-or-treating in Elkins will be observed on Halloween (Monday), 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Third quarter business and occupation (B&O) tax returns are due to the Treasurer’s Department no later than Monday.

The Tree Board meets at the Darden House (next door to city hall) on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. In addition to planning its December meeting, the board will continue work on the Adopt-a-Tree program, planning of seasonal activities, and its grant from the West Virginia Division of Forestry.

On Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Special Hiring Committee continues work on identifying and recruiting a new operations manager. Learn more about this position and apply:

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda, which may be adjusted through Tuesday, includes three presentations (Kump Education Center; an orientation to a tax increment financing proposal for the downtown; and recognition of the Mountain Region Special Response Team from the Parsons police chief); another memorandum of understanding concerning settlement of a state-led lawsuit related to opioids; and contracts for design of a replacement Davis Avenue bridge and installation of an HVAC system at city hall.

The street-sweeper season is over, and no tickets will be issued until after the start of the next season, to be announced in spring 2023. Leaf collection is underway and will continue until either all leaves have been collected or the arrival of winter weather. More information:

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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