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Elkins City Hall News

ELKINS — Election day is Tuesday. The Finance Committee meets Monday, and Council meets Thursday. The regularly scheduled meeting of council’s Economic Growth and Development Committee is canceled.

On Monday at 10 a.m., the Finance Committee meets in special session to work on the fiscal year 2022 budget. At this meeting, the committee will consider requests for contributions to outside organizations, including the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission, the Elkins-Randolph County Airport Authority, the Randolph County Animal Control Office, the Randolph-Elkins Health Department, and others.

The Elkins Historic Landmarks Commission has been working since 2013 to obtain Historic District National Register certification for the city’s Graham District neighborhood. On Monday at 1 p.m., there will be a virtual presentation concerning this effort. Please contact EHLC chair Maryann Durland for attendance information: (304) 636-3896.

Tuesday is election day. Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday is the last day to hand-deliver absentee ballots to the city clerk’s office (Elkins City Hall, 401 Davis Ave.) Absentee ballots postmarked by March 2 and received by mail before the start of the canvass on March 8 will be counted. More: www.bit.ly/Elkins2021Election.

The Elkins Tree Board meets virtually on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. For login information, email: nbrossfregonara@gmail.com.

Council holds its regular meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. The agenda may be adjusted through Tuesday. Current items are consideration of a nominee to the Elkins Tree Board, a contract for integration of new water meter software with the city’s accounting system, the second and final reading of an amended floodplain ordinance, and the first reading of an ordinance establishing a board to manage the city’s water system.

Fire-protection service fees for property owners outside Elkins city limits are due by March 8.

Fire season starts Monday. From March 1 through May 31, there is to be no outdoor burning between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. inside city limits, per city code.

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