City Hall News: Week of July 4, 2022

Meeting this week are council’s Finance Committee and the Elkins Tree Board. Council meets Thursday. City hall is closed Monday, and trash normally collected Mondays will be collected Tuesday starting at 6 a.m. Overdue utility accounts must be brought up to date before Wednesday to avoid shutoff.

The Finance Committee meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. Agenda items include funding for council’s next strategic planning exercise and a request for waiver of the downtown sound system fee.

Later on Tuesday, the Tree Board meets at the Darden House (next door to city hall) at 5:30 p.m. Agenda items include discussion of a vacancy arising from a resignation and planning for the FY 2023 fiscal year, which started July 1.

Council meets Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current new business items include first reading of an ordinance adopting an updated version of the International Building Code; first reading of an ordinance enabling restaurants to offer dining on the public sidewalk; appointments to the Mon Forest Towns Partnership Board of Directors and the Elkins Tree Board; and a request from Smoker Friendly for a letter supporting its application to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration for a special event license. Council will also appoint a new member to fill the Second Ward seat left vacant by the resignation of Charles Friddle, III.

The Governor Kump House, located on Randolph Avenue across from Kroger, will be open to the public for tours this summer on Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 3-5:30 p.m., beginning Thursday, July 7. The last public tour will be Sunday, August 7. The tours include the recently opened Something Old, Something New exhibits.

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: www.cityofelkinswv.com/council-and-committee-meetings.

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