Persons wishing to comment can do so at the January 12, 2021 Town Council Meeting via the Zoom link provided above. Written comments can be sent to Mayor Jim Auxer at email@example.com and must be received by 6:15 p.m. January 12, 2021.
To the Shepherdstown Community:
At the September 8 Town Council meeting, the Shepherdstown Town Council unanimously adopted the following motion relating to Halloween/Trick or Treating related activities:
"The Town Council does not endorse any Halloween events and discourages any Halloween related activities including town-wide Trick or Treating and BooFest based upon Covid-19 safety concerns. "
This decision applies within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown.
The Shepherdstown Town Council made the decision to discourage and not endorse Halloween activities very thoughtfully. This decision regarding one of Shepherdstown’s premier events was difficult but health and safety must be our #1 priority.
As a result of Governor Justice's executive order, Shepherdstown's June 2 Municipal Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 21, 2020.
The election is for the positions of Mayor, Recorder and five Town Council Members. Sample Ballot
Shepherdstown Town Hall
104 North King Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
June 30 is the deadline to register to vote in the municipal election. For more information about registering to vote, contact the Jefferson County Voter Registration Office at 304-728-3246 or go online to http://www.jeffersoncountywv.org/find-it-fast/voter-registration-elections . To be eligible to vote in the municipal election, you must a registered voter residing within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown. To verify if you reside within the corporate limits, call the Town Clerk at 304-876-2398.
Voting by Absentee Ballot:
July 15 is the deadline for Town Hall to receive all Absentee Ballot Applications The application must be completed in the applicant's own handwriting (not typed). See application for complete details. The application can be mailed to P.O. Box 248, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443, faxed to 304-876-1473, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 5 - July 16 - Absentee ballots are mailed to voters who submitted an application.
An absentee ballot is considered received in a timely manner:
- If it is received by mail no later than the close of polls on election day.
- If postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service with a date on or before the date of the election;
- If it is received before the beginning of the canvass;
- If it is not postmarked and received by mail no later than the day after the election; or
- If it is received by hand delivery to the recorder no later than the day before the election (note: no person may hand-deliver more than two ballots)
July 8 - 18 - Early Voting takes place at the Shepherdstown Town Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the last two Saturday's (July 11 and 18) before the election from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A voter does not have to provide a reason for voting during this time. The voter does not complete an application for early voting in person.
The Voter ID requirements can be found online here: https://sos.wv.gov/elections/Pages/BeReg.aspx
With the Governor's announcements of allowing the rollout of the reopening of businesses in West Virginia, the Town and a task force of stakeholders initiated a campaign to set the tone of Respect, Protect and Appreciation for our visitors to wear masks and do social distancing to make our community a safer one. This campaign includes a Town Resolution, a series of posters to be placed prominently around town and a social media marketing campaign to be implemented by the Shepherdstown Visitors Center.
As a result of Governor Justice's executive order, Shepherdstown's June 2 Municipal Election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Applications for absentee ballots will be mailed to all registered voters or you can click here to get your application now. The application must be completed in the applicant's own handwriting (not typed). See application for complete details. The application can be mailed to P.O. Box 248, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443, faxed to 304-876-1473, or emailed to email@example.com . The deadline to return the application is July 15, 2020. Voters who request an absentee ballot will have them mailed to them beginning June 5. Contact Amy L. Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398 for further information.
Get vaccinated without leaving your car. Eastern Panhandle Drive-Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.
When: Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15
Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
For more information click on this link COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Thru Information.
The Shepherdstown Water Department has scheduled its annual fire hydrant flushing program to begin on April 19, 2021 through May 10, 2021. During this time, customers may experience lower than normal pressures, as well as water that is cloudy in appearance. This should correct itself as we progress throughout the system. This is an important maintenance task that must be completed, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers. Questions should be directed to Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394.
The Jefferson County Health Department, with assistance from WVU Medicine East, is offering online COVID-19 vaccination scheduling for residents of Jefferson County. For further information, click here COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Scheduling Information .
Happy Easter to the Community of Shepherdstown from the Mayor, Town Council and all our dedicated employees.
The Corporation of Shepherdstown is accepting applications for the position of Laborer I. Duties include, but are not limited to, general labor duties, such as garbage collection, mowing, street cleanup, assisting Water and Sanitary Departments as assigned. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. A physical examination and pre-employment screenings, including a background check, are required. Applications may be picked up at Town Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday or printed by clicking here. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Corporation of Shepherdstown is an equal opportunity employer. For questions, contact Frank Welch, Public Works Director, at 304-876-3322.
CORPORATION OF SHEPHERDSTOWN
SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK
MAY 3-7, 2021
PICK UP APPLIES TO TOWN RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ONLY!!!
One pick-up truck load per residence. All items are to be placed at the regular pick-up site.
Please separate metal materials.
ACCEPTABLE FREE ITEMS: furniture, mattresses, household items, metal, and yard waste.
FULL OR PARTIALLY FULL PAINT CANS: in order to be able to put paint cans out for Spring Clean Up, you must add a product call Krud Kutter Paint Hardener which is sold at Lowes and Home Depot. A container of 3.5 ounces cost about $5.85 and will harden 2/3 gallon of paint. Please leave lids off.
• Items with Freon, such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers will be collected at a cost of $50.00 per item.
• Passenger tires (under 15”) will be collected at a cost of $5.00 per tire. Passenger tires (over 15”) will be collected at a cost of $12.00 per tire.
• Televisions will be collected at a cost of $40.00 each.
• The above-mentioned items must be reported and paid to the Billing Clerk at Town Hall, at 104 N. King Street prior to pick up.
PROHIBITED MATERIALS: propane/oil/gas tanks, compressed gas tanks, or any closed cylinders. Building materials, concrete, dirt/rock/sod, batteries, hazardous or dangerous materials, paint cans (see note above), medical/commercial waste, and electronics.
If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at (304) 876-2574 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Corporation of Shepherdstown would like to remind its' residents of the prohibition of open fires within the corporate limits per Section 7-117 Burning Ordinance as provided below:
CHAPTER 1, SECTION 7-117 BURNING ORDINANCE
It shall be unlawful for any person to burn or to permit any other person to burn on his property, any fires or combustible material within the Town limits of the Corporation of Shepherdstown, except as may be provided for and allowed by other provisions of the Code of the Corporation of Shepherdstown.
- Open fires
No persons shall cause, suffer, allow or permit an open fire except under the following conditions:
- When such fire is set or permission for such fire is given by the Fire Chief of the Corporation of Shepherdstown with the concurrence of the Jefferson County Health Officer:
- For the purpose of the elimination of a fire or health hazard which cannot be abated by any other
- For instruction in methods of fighting
- For the purpose of removing any hazardous
- When oil or gas fired salamanders or other devices are used for heating by construction or other workers, provided no nuisance or air pollution is
- When fires are used for outdoor cooking or other recreational purposes and no nuisance or air pollution is
This violation falls under the Section 7-116 “Penalties” of the Town Code.
Section 7-116 Penalties
A violation of any of the foregoing prohibitions set forth in this title shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $100.00. Any violation continuing from day to day shall constitute separate individual violations and may be prosecuted as such. Revised October 2000 to include the following paragraph. Upon the final hearing of any proceeding to punish for an offense, if judgement is given against the accused such judgement shall include
the costs incurred by the Town, or due to any officer in that behalf, in addition to court costs of forty ($40.00) dollars and any fees required by law.
Shepherdstown Shares will be distributing USDA sponsored- Farmers to Families free food boxes on Saturday, March 13, 2:00 -5:00 p.m. and on March 20 th, time to be determined.
The City of Hope Church, 115 Royal Crest Drive; Martinsburg (near ERJ) will be distributing USDA sponsored- Farmers to Families free food boxes on Saturday, March 27 th, starting at 9:00 a.m.