Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — It’s a four-day week for city hall: the building will be closed Monday for Presidents Day. (Trash will be collected on the regular schedule.)

On Tuesday, the Elkins Sanitary Board (the body in charge of our sewer system) meets at 3:15 p.m. The Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission also meets Tuesday, at 4 p.m. at the Darden House (421 Davis Avenue, next to city hall).

One matter before council’s Municipal Properties Committee, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, is the future of the swinging bridge that once linked the Elkins Railyard to Baxter Street. A 2014 plan to replace the bridge was cancelled because of expense, and the bridge was later closed after an independent engineer determined it was unsafe. The committee is also hearing updates about ongoing Elkins Main Street streetscape work; a request to change traffic patterns on Gorman Avenue; and proposals for use of office space in city hall.

At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission holds its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. at the Phil Gainer Community Center.

The agenda for Thursday’s 7 p.m. council meeting has not yet been posted. One tentative item is a discussion-only presentation concerning the proposed urban landscaper position.

All council, committee, and commission meetings are open to the public and held at city hall (401 Davis Avenue) unless otherwise stated. For more information: www.cityofelkinswv.com.