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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Parking meter enforcement was suspended during the holiday season. Effective, Monday, January 11, enforcement is reinstated. Parking meters are enforced Monday - Friday ( excluding holidays) 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. For further information, please call the Shepherdstown Police Department at 304-876-6036.
This is a reminder to all citizens within the corporate limits regarding the removal of snow and ice. The Town has a number of elderly and young residents and tourists who may be open to injury if the snow removal policy is not followed. It should be noted that the Town Ordinance Section 11-407 “Prohibited accumulation of snow, ice and debris on sidewalks and removal thereof by Town at expense of property owners” will be actively enforced for the benefit of all.
Section 11-407 Prohibited accumulations of snow, ice, and debris on sidewalks and removal thereof by the town at expense of property owners
- “No person shall permit the accumulation of snow or ice upon the sidewalk adjacent to any property owned or occupied by him within the town, but shall remove the same within a reasonable time not later than 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day that snow or ice accumulates thereon.
- No person shall permit the accumulation of trash, debris, or anything unsanitary upon the sidewalk adjacent to any property owned or occupied by him within the town, or within five feet of any such sidewalk.
- Upon the accumulation of any snow, ice, or debris upon any sidewalk or within five feet of any sidewalk in violation of this section the town, if the owner or occupant of the adjacent property fails to do so upon notice, may remove such snow, ice or debris and the expense of such removal shall be charged to the owner of such adjacent property and shall constitute a lien upon such property.”
Arthur J. Auxer III, Mayor
Corporation of Shepherdstown
The Corporation of Shepherdstown is seeking volunteers to serve on the newly created “Grant Committee” The Committee will consist of a maximum of 5 members and will meet on an as-needed basis. The mission of the Grant Committee is to pursue grant funding from government sources and private foundations. Criteria for pursuit will be funding projects that benefit all stakeholders in the Corporation of Shepherdstown as well as support the vision of the Town's Comprehensive Plan as outlined in its "Vision for the Future." http://www.shepherdstown.us/plan/1-introduction-vision-for-the-future.html
Persons interested in serving on the Grant Committee should complete the volunteer application and submit it to the Town Clerk, Amy Boyd, at email@example.com. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, December 18.
Happy Thanksgiving! During the celebration of this holiday, we should be mindful of our blessings. We have the love of family and friends. A wonderful place to call home. The kindness and caring of our community. Positive voices from our neighbors, family and friends that provide hope for now and the future. Please follow the safeguards recommended by our health officials for the safety of us all. As always, the Shepherdstown Community comes together for the common good. Be safe.
The Shepherdstown Town Council and Mayor Auxer have agreed to extend this season’s “free holiday” meter parking from November 26, 2020 until January 11, 2021. This means that Shepherdstown visitors and residents can park at metered spaces without depositing coins or using the Passport parking program during this period. Enforcement of all other parking regulations and ordinances (e.g., residential parking, loading zones, etc.) will remain in effect.
In addition, Shepherd University has generously agreed to allow visitors and residents to park at “A” lot (located at the corners of East High St and North Princess St) during this period.
If one needs additional clarification, please contact the Town Clerk or Mayor’s office at 304 876 2312 or call the Shepherdstown Police Department at 304 876 6036.
Town Hall will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Trash collection will operate on normal schedule. Happy Thanksgiving!