City Hall News: Week of October 18, 2021

Meeting this week are council’s Municipal Properties Committee, the Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission, the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission, the Elkins Sanitary Board, and the Elkins Board of Zoning Appeals. Council meets Thursday.

On Tuesday, at it 4 p.m. meeting at the Darden House, the Historic Landmarks Commission will discuss its upcoming report to city council and review a report concerning the Darden House. Old business items include ongoing monitoring of conditions at Maplewood Cemetery.

The Municipal Properties Committee meets Wednesday at 9 a.m. This meeting will open with a hearing on a citizen request that the city abandon unopened sections of Wilmoth Avenue and Main Street, in Second Ward. The committee will also discuss future uses of the city’s parking lot at Seneca Mall and the design of new welcome signs to replace the old iron signs on Randolph Avenue and Harrison Avenue.

Meeting later Wednesday, at 4 p.m., the Board of Zoning Appeals will orient and train new members prior to a zoning appeal planned to be scheduled sometime in November.

Also Wednesday, at 5 p.m., the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission meets at the Phil Gainer Community Center on an agenda that, in addition to recurring reports, includes the item “Riverbend Park sewer project—Elkins Little League.”

The Sanitary Board meets Thursday at 6 p.m. The agenda has not yet been posted.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items include a proposed contract for new time clocks and related software from Tyler Technologies and consideration of a proposed $5,000 capitalization threshold for fixed assets.

Elkins Friends of Trees is hosting a work day at the Kump House on Saturday. Starting at 9:30 a.m., volunteers are needed to plant trees and install fencing to protect heirloom apple trees from deer. Visit the Elkins Friends of Trees Facebook page for more information:

Utility bill and in-city Fire & Rescue Service Fee payments are due by Tuesday. Third quarter business and occupation (B&O) tax returns are due by October 31.

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are at Elkins City Hall (401 Davis Avenue.)

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