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Shepherdstown's Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7.  The polling location is Town Hall, 104 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV.  The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  To be eligible to vote in this election, you must be a registered voter residing within the corporate limits of Shepherdstown.   For questions regarding the election, contact Amy Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398.

Sample Ballot

List of Write-In Candidates

To vote for one or both write-in candidates, please write their name and office on the front of the ballot.  For more information on write-in candidate voting on paper ballots see the link below.

Write-in Guide

WV Voter Identification Law


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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.

 

Mayor Auxer


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Municipal Election:

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  

Polling Place/Location:

Shepherdstown Town Hall

104 North King Street

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Precinct #33

Polling Hours:

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Voter Registration:

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 clerk@shepherdstown.us .

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)

Early Voting:

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

 

 


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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.

Resolution

Police Department Guidance

Town Posters


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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 clerk@shepherdstown.us . 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.


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As a reminder, now that summer is in full swing, please be mindful of your neighbors and their right to peace and quiet.  Under Codified Town Ordinance (Title 7), Offenses, Miscellaneous, §7-108 Noise Pollution:

 

“It shall be unlawful for any person within the Town to use or operate any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, television set, or other machine or device for the production or reproduction of sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet, and comfort of neighboring residents or any reasonable person of normal sensitiveness residing in the area. The operation of any such set, instrument, television, phonograph, machine or. device at any time in such a manner as to be plainly audible at either the property line from which the sound emanates or 25 feet from a vehicle on public rights-of-ways is a violation of this section.”

 

Thank you for your cooperation.

 


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Update:  The Town Council met to canvas the votes of the June 7 Municipal Election.  As a result, four provisional ballots were added to the tally.  The declared results are as follows:

Jim Auxer-148 votes, Lori Robertson-150 votes, Jenny Haynes-107 votes, Marty Amerikaner-120 votes, Chris Stroech-109 votes, Cheryl Roberts-126 votes, Leah Rampy-124 votes and James Vigil-61 votes.  The Town Council will reconvene on  June 15 at 10:00 a.m. at which time the results will be certified.

 

 


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The Corporation of Shepherdstown is accepting applications to fill the full-time position of Receptionist at Town Hall. Work hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some extra coverage when required.  Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and submit to a background check. This position requires professional and courteous interaction with the public and staff. General office experience is a must which includes but is not limited to, typing, answering phones, copying, accepting utility payments and posting to the utility billing software, etc. Benefits include paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health insurance, and retirement plan participation.   Town Hall can be fast-paced, and multitasking is a must. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, please contact

Amy L. Boyd, Town Clerk, at 304-876-2398. Applications may be picked up at Town Hall, 104 North King Street, during normal business hours or printed from our website.

 

The Corporation of Shepherdstown is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Job Description and Employment Application

 


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Shepherdstown Police Department Awarded Grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for Critical Lifesaving Equipment

(Shepherdstown, W. Va.)– As first responders continue to serve the Eastern Panhandle, it’s important that the Shepherdstown Police Department remains properly equipped to handle all emergencies. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recognized our need for new lifesaving equipment and recently awarded us a $10,642 grant to purchase six automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

The new AEDs are portable, lifesaving devices which diagnose and treat people experiencing cardiac arrest and will ultimately improve the lifesaving capabilities of our first responders when called into action.

“We are thankful to Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and our local Firehouse Subs in Martinsburg for providing us with this invaluable funding,” said Jim Auxer, Mayor “The added benefit of having the very best equipment on hand means everything because in an emergency, every second counts.”

For the past 16 years, donations have been the driving force behind Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation® supporting first responders and public safety organizations nationwide. During the most recent grant cycle, the Foundation awarded 90 grants totaling more than $2 million to public safety organizations across the country that need critical lifesaving equipment and resources.

 

To learn more about Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation or donate directly, visit FirehouseSubsFoundation.org.

 

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ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION

In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the 501(c)(3), non-profit Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The charity provides lifesaving equipment, prevention education, scholarships, and continued education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations, as well as support for members of the military. Since inception, Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded more than $67.5 million to hometown heroes in 49 states plus Puerto Rico and Canada.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is honored to be listed as a four-star nonprofit organization, the highest designation, by Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors. More than 70% of the funds raised for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation come from the generosity of Firehouse Subs guests and the restaurant brand. Please consider supporting a Firehouse Subs restaurant near you!


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The Shepherdstown Water Department has scheduled its annual fire hydrant flushing program to begin  April 11 - 30, 2022. During this time, customers may experience lower than normal pressures, as well as water that is cloudy in appearance. This should correct itself as we progress throughout the system. This is an important maintenance task that must be completed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our customers. Questions should be directed to Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394.  Thank you.