Elkins Seeks Board of Zoning Appeals Members
Elkins, W. Va., December 16, 2020: In Elkins, when someone disagrees with a zoning decision, their first recourse is to request review by the Elkins Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). The BZA has the authority, within certain limitations, to reverse zoning decisions, authorize exceptions, and grant variances. There are currently two vacancies on the city’s five-seat BZA, and applications are now being accepted for these crucial volunteer positions.
The BZA meets infrequently, typically only when an appeal is received. In the last several years, the board has met only a handful of times. However, the Elkins Planning Commission has been working on an updated zoning code for the city that will be presented for council’s consideration in 2021. With expanded zoning rules, it can be expected that the workload of the BZA may expand as well.
BZA members serve three-year terms. To be eligible to serve on the BZA, applicants must have lived inside Elkins city limits for the three years preceding their appointment date. During their terms of office, BZA members are not allowed to serve on the city’s planning commission or hold any other city elected or appointed office.
No special or technical knowledge is required to serve on the BZA. The board is supported by the building inspector and zoning officer, the city attorney, and other city staff as needed.
Elkins Tree Board Invites Public Input for Urban Forest Vision
Elkins W. Va., November 2, 2023: The Elkins Tree Board (ETB) is soliciting community input to inform its Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) 2024. The purpose of this plan is to guide future actions related to the planting, maintenance, and sustainability of […]Read More
Applicants Wanted: Library Board Vacancy
Council will soon fill a vacancy on the Board of Trustees of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library. This is not a City of Elkins board, but the Elkins council has appointment authority for three of the five seats. City residents who wish […]Read More
Elkins Testing for Police Officer Candidates
City of Elkins will test for entry-level police officer candidates on January 8, 2021. On that date, the physical fitness test will be at 9 a.m., and a written test will follow at 12:30 p.m. Candidates passing both the physical and written […]Read More
Elkins Tree Board Presents Plaque to Elkins Parks Commission
Elkins, W. Va., September 24, 2020: The Elkins Tree Board recently presented the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission a commemorative tree and plaque in gratitude for EPRC staff’s efforts in keeping Glendale Park open this past Spring. “For many area residents, walking […]Read More