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Update:

August 27, 2019

Message from Mayor Auxer : The East New Street Infrastructure Project has been successfully completed. The project included replacement of decades of old cast iron water lines and broken sewer lines. Service was restored to a nearby fire hydrant. A concrete culvert over Town Run was constructed to replace the collapsed loose stone structure that existed. Thanks to the neighbors on New Street for their patience and to all who may have been inconvenienced. These infrastructure projects are important to our goal of coming together for the common good.

Monday, July 1 - 11:14 a.m. - Beginning on Tuesday, July 2 at 8:00 a.m. to noon, residents on the 100 block of East New Street will experience a water service interruption. Residents in and around this area may experience cloudy water. Please run your water until it clears. For further information, please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.

Friday, May 31 - 10:55 a.m. - The water line has been repaired.

Friday, May 31, 8:15 a.m. - Due to the construction on East New Street, a small water service line was hit causing a water service interruption for the following areas:  New Street between King and Princess Streets and Princess Street between German and New Streets.  The Public Works Department is currently working to fix the break and expect to have it repaired by 10:00 a.m. today. 

Notice of East New Street Improvement Project (100 Block)


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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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 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, which could include regular lifting of 30lbs. High school diploma or equivalent is required. CDL license is required. Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. A physical examination and other 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. The deadline to apply is November 4, 2019. The Corporation of Shepherdstown is an equal opportunity employer.


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Update:

The water main break has been repaired. If you experience cloudy water, please run your water until it clears. For further information, please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.

This is a public service message from the Town of Shepherdstown. A water main break has been discovered on German Street. As a result, customers in this area may experience an interruption in water service. The Public Works Department is currently working to repair the leak. Updates will be provided on our website at www.shepherdstown.us and on our Facebook page or by calling the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394. We apologize for any inconvenience and want to thank you for your patience while we diligently work to repair the leak.


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Update 5:14 p.m. The water main break has been repaired. Water service has been restored. If you experience cloudy water, run your water until it clears. South Princess Street will be closed, for clean up, until further notice.

A water main break has been detected in the area of Princess and German Street. Customers west of Princess Street may have an interruption in service. The break is currently being repaired. The time to repair the break is undetermined. Please check back for updates. For further information, please call the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.


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On Friday, June 28, 2019, the Corporation of Shepherdstown was notified that the Handicap Ramp Installation Project would commence on or around Monday, July 1, 2019. This work will be taking place throughout town at major intersections. For further information, please contact Frank Welch, Public Works Director, at 304-876-3322.


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As we celebrate Independence Day, the Mayor would like to remind everyone that, fireworks are prohibited within the city limits of Shepherdstown per Section 6-304 “Unlawful sale, possession or use of fireworks; permit for public display”. Have a safe and festive Independence Day! 


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The Corporation of Shepherdstown has the following volunteer vacancies. Interested persons must complete and return a volunteer application to Amy L. Boyd, Town Clerk, via email at clerk@shepherdstown.us , mail P.O. Box 248 or fax 304-876-1473. 

Historic Landmarks Commission Vacancy

The Corporation of Shepherdstown has a vacancy on its Historic Landmarks Commission.  This is a volunteer position.  Qualified candidates must reside within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown and demonstrate experience or education in history, architecture, planning, real estate or law.    

Water Board Vacancy

The Corporation of Shepherdstown has a vacancy on the Water Board.  This is a volunteer position. Qualified candidates must reside outside the corporate limits but within the water service area.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  prepares and implements annual budget, establish and approves operating and maintenance procedures, recommends revisions to water rate schedule, recommends additions or expansions to the water facility.