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Shepherdstown Parking Permit Renewal Notice

 

Shepherdstown’s parking permits (residential, guest, employee) will expire on June 30, 2017.

A grace period of the entire month of July will be given to renew permits. You may renew your

permit(s) at the Shepherdstown Police Department located at 104 North King Street, first floor,

during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday) with the office being closed

from 12 -1 p.m. for lunch. Renewals will not be accepted before July 1. The Police Department will

also be open on Saturdays July 15 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to accommodate renewal requests.

Please bring your expired guest and employee hangers with you for recycling by the Shepherdstown

Police Department.

 

The Shepherdstown Police Department request that you bring your vehicle(s) to the Police Department

to have the expired permit removed and the new permit affixed to your windshield. Residents must

present their vehicle registration and driver’s license displaying their physical address.

 

You may review the Parking Handbook on-line here or at the Shepherdstown Police Department. Please contact the Shepherdstown Police Department with any questions you may have.

 

Shepherdstown Police Department


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 Municipal Sales and Use Tax Effective July 1, 2017

 

Effective July 1, 2017 the Corporation of Shepherdstown will begin imposing a local Municipal Sales and Use tax at the rate of 1%. The new effective rate is the State sales tax rate of 6% plus the municipality’s tax rate of 1% for a total tax rate of 7%. This local tax is one of the ordinance changes coming out of our Home Rule initiative, the readings for which were on June 14 and 28, 2016. Martinsburg, Ranson and Charles Town have already implemented a similar tax. The Town will be holding an informational meeting at the Shepherdstown Community Club on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with a representative from the WV State Tax Department present to answer questions. The Municipal Sales and Use Tax will be imposed on all taxable sales of tangible personal property and services within the corporate limits of the Corporation of Shepherdstown for which your business currently pays a States sales tax of 6%. Businesses will be required to report and remit the Municipal sale and use tax on the same form in which they use to report their Sales tax. • If filing electronically, your business will need to complete Schedule M of the West Virginia Sales and Use Tax Return Form. • If filing hardcopy using Form WV/CST-200CU, your business will need to complete either Part III (Municipal Sales Tax) for Part IV (Municipal Use Tax). In both instances the Municipal taxes is added to the State taxes for a single amount due by your business. The State collects Municipal taxes on behalf of the Corporation of Shepherdstown.

Exemptions

Do not charge local sales tax on sales of taxable items when:

• Your customer gives you a fully completed Certificate of Exemption for state sales tax

• You ship or deliver the items to your customer outside the local area

• You sell direct-to-home satellite (DBS) services.

These services are subject to state sales taxes, but not local sales taxes. (This is a federal preemption from the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) Federal government, state and local agencies often are exempt from State and Municipal sales and use taxes, but in situations where they are exempt, they must claim the exemption by presenting a properly-executed exemption certificate. (See TSD-300 Sales and Use Tax Exemptions). Additional information concerning the West Virginia State Tax Department's Municipal Sales and Use Tax is available on their website at www.wva.state.wv.us/wvtax/. Or by calling their office (Mon – Fri from 8:00am – 5:00pm) at (304) 558-3333 or 1-800-982-8297.

For general questions, you may contact the Shepherdstown Town Clerk, Amy Boyd, at (304) 876-2398.


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Parking Permit Renewal Notice

 

Shepherdstown’s parking permits (residential, guest, employee) will expire on June 30, 2017.

A grace period of the entire month of July will be given to renew permits. You may renew your

permit(s) at the Shepherdstown Police Department located at 104 North King Street, first floor,

during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday) with the office being closed

from 12 -1 p.m. for lunch. Renewals will not be accepted before July 1. The Police Department will

also be open on Saturdays July 15 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to accommodate renewal requests.

Please bring your expired guest and employee hangers with you for recycling by the Shepherdstown

Police Department.

The Shepherdstown Police Department request that you bring your vehicle(s) to the Police Department

to have the expired permit removed and the new permit affixed to your windshield. Residents must

present their vehicle registration and driver’s license displaying their physical address.

 

You may review the Parking Handbook on-line at www.shepherdstown.us or at the Shepherdstown Police Department. Please contact the Shepherdstown Police Department with any questions you may have.

Shepherdstown Police Department


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Pre-Blast Survey Opt-In Deadline Extension

 

As it pertains to site development activity for the Shepherd Village senior co-housing development across from the Shepherdstown Daycare Center on E. German Street, pre-blast surveys will be conducted (upon request) for those homes located 500’ to 1,000’ (feet) of the  site (See Map).  Letters (from Panhandle Builders & Excavating, Inc.) were sent via U.S. Mail to all homeowners within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown which included a map of the site with 500’ & 1,000’ demarcation lines.  If you own property within the 500’ to 1,000’ area, are within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown and wish to have a pre-blast survey conducted, contact Panhandle Builders & Excavating Inc. at (304) 274-1920 no later than Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to opt in.


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Starting on or around Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the Corporation of Shepherdstown will begin replacing the entire water metering system.  This program is being done due to the age of the existing system and RLDWA (Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act). This process may take approximately 60 business days to complete. As a customer, you will experience a brief loss of service during your meter installation. If there is an issue with your meter replacement the loss of service may be longer. For most customers, your water meter is outside, and all work can be done outside and therefore you will not need to be present. If your meter is inside, you will be contacted so an appointment can be made to gain access to your water meter. All certified water meter installers will be uniformed and carry photo identification. Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions, please call the Shepherdstown Water Department at 304-876-2394.

Thank you.

Charles "Woody" Coe

Chief Operator


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Please be advised that there will be a Norfolk Southern railroad rail gang that will be laying new rail in or near Shepherdstown beginning on or around Thursday, May 4.  Below are milepost locations and dates (dates subject to change).

  • HIGH STREET – SHEPHERDSTOWN – JEFFERSON COUNTY WV – MILEPOST 16.50 (5/1-5/3 and 5/8-5/9) NOTE:  to start 5/3
  • GERMAN STREET – SHEPHERDSTOWN – JEFFERSON COUNTY WV – MILEPOST 16.60 (5/1-5/3 and 5/8-5/9) NOTE: to start 5/3
  • WASHINGTON STREET – SHEPHERDSTOWN – JEFFERSON COUNTY WV – MILEPOST 16.80 (5/1-5/3 and 5/8-5/9) NOTE: to start 5/3
  • MORGAN DRIVE ROAD – JEFFERSON COUNTY WV – MILEPOST 17.80 (5/1-5/3 and 5/8-5/9) NOTE: to start 5/3

It is reported from the Norfolk Southern Railroad, that these roads will be closed twice.  The first time will be by the rail gang who is responsible for laying new rail through the crossing.  The second time will be when the surfacing gang comes through to pave the crossings.

The crossings in town will not all be closed at the same time.   Normal hours of operation for the gang is between 7AM to 5PM.  The railroad will attempt to have crossings open for traffic during the overnight hours unless it is impossible, again depending on the work involved with each specific crossing.  Please keep in mind the schedule is subject to change.


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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

 

NEW POLICY FOR GLASS RECYCLING

 

Due to a national trend that is now affecting Shepherdstown, the state of West Virginia along with Apple Valley Recycling Center, Shepherdstown’s recycling vendor, can no longer accept glass of any color.  According to a source at Apple Valley Recycling Center, recycled glass is no longer in demand.  Unfortunately, this trend has been moving toward a reduction or elimination of glass the last several years, according to Frank Welch, Public Works Director.

 

West Virginia is not the only state that has lost its market for recycling glass.  Our closest neighbors, Maryland and Virginia, have also lost their market.

What does this mean for Shepherdstown?

Effective immediately, the Corporation of Shepherdstown and Apple Valley Waste Recycling Center require that glass no longer be placed in the recycling bins.  They now must be included with the regular trash pick up.

 

We apologize and are disheartened by this change.  The Corporation is exploring alternatives for the town’s glass products.  Thank you for your compliance.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please call:

 

The Corporation of Shepherdstown

Frank Welch, Supervisor

Public Works Department

(304)  876-3322