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Elkins City Council

The Elkins Planning Commission has recently increased their meeting frequency with the intention of wrapping up final adjustments to the proposed zoning ordinance, and ultimately recommending the document to council for approval.

In 2015, city council adopted the City of Elkins Comprehensive Plan, which had been prepared by the Commission with the assistance of the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic. The Plan was developed to serve as a guide to policymakers and administers in all facets of the community including land use, transportation, housing, economic development, recreation, and community service.

Immediately following the adoption of the plan, the Commission went to work on revising the City’s decade’s old zoning laws to come into compliance with this vision. Again, working with the WVU LUSD Law Clinic, this dedicated set of volunteers have spent years crafting zoning regulations that both maintain the historic character of our city and also encourage responsible growth.

There is an incredible amount of minutia that has to be considered to achieve this balance. If you have an interest in participating or witnessing the process, join us this Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. in Room 212 of City Hall.

Additional meetings next week include the Municipal Properties Committee at 9 a.m. on Wednesday; the Personnel Committee at 1 p.m. on Wednesday; and City Council at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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