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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:  1:30 p.m. 12-04-18

The leak has been repaired.


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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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. Tuesday, December 4.  Resumes can be emailed to Amy Boyd, Town Clerk, at, 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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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.

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Shepherdstown’s trick or treating is Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For the safety of our trick or treaters, German Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Church Street to Princess Street between the hours of 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Parking will be prohibited in this area during this time.  Happy Trick or Treating!

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The Recycling Task Force is accepting public comments on the proposed Sustainable Shepherdstown Act.

The next meeting of the Recycling Task Force will be Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall. Anyone wishing to provide comment on the proposed Act will be able to address the Task Force for three (3) minutes at the beginning of this meeting.  Comments can also be hand delivered to Town Hall, Attn: Chris Stroech, Recycling Task Force Chair, or emailed to Chris Stroech .