City Hall News: Week of October 11, 2021

Meeting this week are council’s Public Safety Committee, Rules & Ordinances Committee, and Personnel Committee. Adopt-a-Tree applications will be accepted through Friday. The city does not close for Columbus Day; the street sweeper will run as usual.

The Public Safety Committee meets Monday at 9 a.m. The committee will hear an update on plans for procuring body-worn and dashboard cameras for the police department, costs for proposed demolition projects, and planned steps to address misuse of shopping carts. The city’s public safety officials will also make reports.

The Rules & Ordinances Committee meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. Agenda items include consideration of changes to city laws regarding the use of “street legal” UTVs on city streets, sidewalk ownership and responsibility downtown, and parking in alleys.

Meeting Thursday at 9 a.m., the Personnel Committee will take up agenda items including a personnel matter in the Operations Department, proposed hours for the executive secretary, staffing in the water distribution department, and the reappointment of the city treasurer.

Applications will be accepted through Friday for the Elkins Tree Board Adopt-a-Tree Program, through which residents can obtain a free tree for planting in front of their homes if they agree to water and maintain it. Read more here:

All of these meetings will be held in person at Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue).


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