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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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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.

01/08/2020


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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 will hold its Municipal General Election on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, to fill two-year terms of Mayor, Recorder and five Council Members.  All candidates must file a notarized certificate of announcement.  Filing will begin on Monday, February 24, 2020, and end on Friday, March 6, 2020.  The certificate of announcement can be printed by clicking on the link below or can be picked up at the Shepherdstown Town Hall, 104 North King Streets. Certificates of announcements must be returned to Town Hall by hand delivery or U. S. Postal Service postmarked no later than midnight of the last day of filing. Candidates are subject to the eligibility requirements of a registered voter which are as follows:  must be a U.S. citizen, be a minimum of 18 years of age, be a resident of the municipality, and not be under conviction of a felony or other disqualification.  For more information, contact the Town Clerk, Amy Boyd, at 304-876-2398.

Certificate of Announcement Document


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Update: January 30, 2020 10:00 a.m.

The Shepherdstown Water Department is pleased to report that the boil water advisory has been lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience. As always, you may contact Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394 or ccoe@shepherdstown.us with any comments or questions.

Update: January 28, 2020 9:00 p.m.

The water leak has been repaired. A boil water advisory is in effect until further notice. If you experience cloudy water, run your water until it clears. Please call the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394 with any questions. Thank you for your patience.

Update: January 28, 2020 5:15 p.m.

As a result of the water main break along Rt. 45, water service will be interrupted for all customers. Personnel are working to repair the leak at this time. It is undetermined how long it will take to make the repair. If you lose water service, a boil water advisory will be in effect once service is restored. Please boil water for three minutes before consuming. For further information, please contact the Shepherdstown Water Plant at 304-876-2394.

Update: January 28 - 12:36 p.m.

The water leak has been uncovered and repairs are being done. As stated previously, water customers may experience a loss of water service. If water loss does occur, once service is restored, a boil water advisory will be in effect. Please boil your water before consuming. Customers in the areas of Rt. 45 and Cardinal Drive, Mecklenburg Heights, and Ledge Lowe Estates will be affected. For further information, please contact Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394.

Updated: January 23, 2020, 3:25 p.m.

The repair work continues and will last throughout next week. Updates will be provided as received. Water service was not interrupted today.

The Shepherdstown Water Department has scheduled a water main break repair for Thursday, January 23, 2020. The work will commence at 9:00 a.m. Water customers may experience a loss of water service. If water loss does occur, once service is restored, a boil water advisory will be in effect. Please boil your water before consuming. Customers in the areas of Rt. 45 and Cardinal Drive, Mecklenburg Heights, and Ledge Lowe Estates will be affected. For further information, please contact Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394.


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Please take notice that the Gull Corporation is performing curb work in various areas throughout the town’s city limits.  Parking and traffic delays may occur.  Please contact Kenny Shipley, Project Manager, at 304-279-1885, with any questions you may have.


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The Corporation of Shepherdstown currently has one (1) vacancy on its Planning Commission. Pursuant to Title 9, §9-104 Members, terms of office, vacancies:
"Members of the Commission shall be residents of the Town of Shepherdstown, and must fairly represent different areas of interest, knowledge, and expertise, including, but not limited to, business, industry, labor, government and other relevant disciplines.  At least three-fifths of all of the members must have been residents of the municipality for at least five years prior to nomination or appointment and confirmation."


The volunteer selected will serve a term of three (3) years without compensation. Click here to complete a volunteer application. Please contact Amy L. Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398 or by e-mail (clerk@shepherdstown.us) with any questions or to submit your application. Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.


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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.

01/08/2020


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Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Commercial recycling will be collected on Tuesday, December 24. Commercial trash and residential recycling will be collected on Thursday, December 26.

Town Hall will close at noon on Tuesday, December 31 and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Commercial recycling and glass recycling will be collected on Tuesday, December 31. Commercial trash and residential recycling will be collected on Thursday, January 2.


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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.