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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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Residents of Shepherdstown

 The recent weather has made it difficult to keep up with mowing of grass and trimming shrubs.  The Town is requesting that lawns and grass between sidewalks and curbs be mowed if necessary.  Shepherdstown makes every effort to put its best foot forward.  Please remember yard waste collection is on Wednesdays, at no charge.  Please take advantage of the service.  Also, thank you for your patience and kind comments during the construction projects in the Town.

Happy 4th of July,

Mayor Jim Auxer

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Update 06-27-18 2:40 p.m.

German and Duke Street Four-Way Stop Milling/Paving Schedule Change:

Nighttime milling will begin at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Paving will begin at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1.


06-26-18 Notice:

On Thursday, June 28 and Monday, July 2, the WV DOH will be performing nighttime milling of the German and Duke Street four-way stop. For further information, please contact Frank Welch, Public Works Director, at 304-876-3322.

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June 11, 2018

To:  All Water Customers

The Shepherdstown Public Works Department has scheduled a water service interruption for Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 12:15 a.m.  The purpose of the interruption is to allow for removal of an out of serve fire hydrant.  Customers may experience a loss of water service.  Customers may also experience cloudy water.  Please run your water until it clears.  For any questions concerning your water, please contact Charles Coe, Chief Water Plant Operator, at 304-876-2394.


Thank you.

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New Street Utilities Improvements Project

Update 06/01/18


The construction that was to commence on Tuesday, May 29 has been postponed until Monday, June 24, 2018.


Update:  05/22/18

The New Street Utilities Improvements Project will begin on or around Tuesday, May 29 in the 100 block of East New Street.  Parking will not be allowed on this block (East New Street between South King Street and Princess Street).

Residents of the block of 100 East New Street will be issued a “construction parking permit” and will be allowed to park in the following areas:

  • any parking meter (at no cost) or the 15-minute parking area located on East Washington Street ( from the Town Run to Princess Street, north side)


  • on South King Street between New Street and Washington Street


  • the north side of W. New Street between Church Street and King Street

Note:  Your construction parking permit number must match your residential parking permit number when displayed in your vehicle.

For further information, contact Kenny Shipley, Project Manager, at 304-279-1885.



On or around, Monday, May 21, Corporation of Shepherdstown will begin the New Street Utilities Improvements Project.  This project will consist of replacement of water and sewer lines and milling and paving of East New Street from King to Princess Street. Snyder Environmental will be the contractor for the project and will begin test drilling on Monday, May 21.  For further information, contact Kenny Shipley, Project Manager, at 304-279-1885.

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MAY 7-11, 2018



One pick-up truck load per residence.  All items are to be placed at the regular pick up site.

Please separate metal materials.


ACCEPTABLE FREE ITEMS:  furniture, mattresses, household items, metal and yard waste.


FULL OR PARTIALLY FULL PAINT CANS:  in order to be able to put paint cans out for Spring Clean Up, you must add a product call Krud Kutter Paint Hardener which is sold at Lowes and Home Depot.  A container of 3.5 ounces cost about $5.85 and will harden 2/3 gallon of paint.  Please leave lids off.


  • Items with Freon, such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers will be collected at a cost of $50.00 per item.


  • Passenger tires (under 15”) will be collected at a cost of $4.00 per tire (note:  this is a discounted price as the Town pays $10.00 per tire).


  • The above-mentioned items must be reported and paid to the Billing Clerk at Town Hall, at 104 N. King Street prior to pick up.


PROHIBITED MATERIALS:  propane/oil/gas tanks, compressed gas tanks, or any closed cylinders.  Building materials, concrete, dirt/rock/sod, batteries, hazardous or dangerous materials, paint cans (see note above), medical/commercial waste and electronics (televisions, computers, etc.)


If you have any questions, please call Town Hall at (304) 876-2574 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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The Corporation of Shepherdstown will be replacing water and sewer lines in the parking lot area behind the Entler Hotel and the

Mt. Nebo Lodge on Thursday, May 3rd and Friday,  May 4th.  The lot will be blocked off and parking will be unavailable.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.  Please contact Frank Welch at 304-876-3322 with questions.

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Message from the Shepherdstown Water Department:

The Shepherdstown Water Department is undergoing the annual program of exercising fire hydrants throughout the water system. The purpose of this program is to remove sediment and tuberculation from the water mains. This also allows the Water District to do the necessary maintenance and repairs to ensure that the Fire Hydrants are working properly.

You may experience cloudy water or low water pressure for a short period of time during this flushing program. The program should be completed in roughly one month. Should you have any questions, please call the Shepherdstown Water Department at 304-876-2394.