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The Corporation of Shepherdstown is accepting resumes for a Shepherdstown representative to fill an unexpired term on the Jefferson County Development Authority Board of Directors.  The term expires April 5, 2020.  To be eligible for appointment, candidates must reside within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown.  Resumes will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2.  Resumes can be emailed to Amy Boyd, Town Clerk, at clerk@shepherdstown.us, sent via USPS or hand delivered to Shepherdstown Town Hall, 104 North King Street.    For further information, please call Amy Boyd at 304-876-2398.

The By-Laws of the Jefferson County Development Authority, Section 2. Appointment of Members, provide that the Jefferson County Commission shall appoint one member to represent the County Commission on the Authority board and, for each municipality located within the county, the
County Commission shall appoint one member to represent the municipality. The city and town Council of each municipality located within the county shall submit to the County Commission the  names of three persons, one of whom the County Commission shall appoint to be the municipality’s representative on the board. Other members of the board shall be appointed by the County Commission and shall include representatives of business, education, industry and labor. Other persons, firms, unincorporated associations, and corporations, who reside, maintain offices, or have economic interests, as the case may be, in Jefferson County, shall be eligible to participate in and to request the County Commission to appoint members to the Authority. Members can also be drawn from citizens of a county contiguous to Jefferson
County regardless of their state of residence. (W.Va. Code § 7-12-3 and § 7-12-4)


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Notice of Public Forum:

Please be advised that the Shepherdstown Recycling Task Force will host a public forum on December 4, at 6:30pm, at the Shepherdstown Town Hall.

The purpose of this public forum will be to gather information from businesses and residents on the possible prohibition of the commercial use of styrofoam, plastic bags and straws.

Attendees who wish to speak will need to sign in before the forum begins and will have three (3) minutes to share their comments.


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Update: 2:52 p.m. 01/17/19

The leak has been repaired. Please notify the Water Department at

304-876-2394 if you need to run your water due to cloudiness.

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A water leak has been discovered on Perth Way in the Heatherfield Subdivision. The Public Works Department is working to repair the leak. Customers in this area may experience reduced water pressure and/or cloudy water. If you experience cloudy water, please run your tap until it clears. For more information or for questions, please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.


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Town Hall will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the holiday season.  Trash collection will operate on Monday, December 24.  All other services will resume on Wednesday, December 26.  Happy Holidays!


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Update:  1:30 p.m. 12-04-18

The leak has been repaired.

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A water leak has been discovered in the Chaplin's Choice Subdivision.  The leak is currently being repaired and requires temporary interruption of water service to Chaplin's Choice.  This will affect customers within the Chaplin's Choice Subdivision only.  For questions or concerns, please contact the Water Plant at 304-876-2394.  Thank you for your patience.


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Snow Removal Policy

The Corporation of Shepherdstown would like to remind property owners and renters of its policy regarding snow removal on sidewalks.

Section 11-407 Prohibited accumulation of snow, ice and debris on sidewalks and removal thereof by town at expense of property owners provides that…..

No person shall permit the accumulation of snow or ice upon the sidewalk adjacent to any property owned or occupied by him/her 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.


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On November 11th, 1918 at 11:00 a.m., bells around the world tolled the end of World War One. Shepherdstown's bells will ring out this Sunday at 11:00, signaling a moment of silence.

Please join the Shepherdstown Visitors Center and its many partners at 1:00 p.m. upstairs in the War Memorial Building for a special event of honor and healing to commemorate Veterans Day. Music will greet us and distinguished speakers will share unique and historical perspectives on the impact of conflict and service in the US Armed Forces.