Skip to Content

Blog

FIVE YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, AND ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE

The City of Parkersburg and the Parkersburg/Wood County HOME Consortium is currently seeking information for the City’s 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The Consolidated Plan is designed to assess affordable housing and community development needs and to inform data-driven, place-based investment decisions. This planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.

The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (A.I.) is designed to improve community planning in order to overcome fair housing issues. The process begins with community participation and will result in the setting of fair housing goals to increase fair housing choice and provide equal access to opportunity for all community members. When completed, the A.I and Consolidated Plan will be used as a policy guide for making investments and other decisions in the local planning processes.

As part of the planning process, the City is conducting a survey to identify residents’ needs in the community, ideas on how residents would like to see funds utilized under the CDBG and HOME Programs and fair housing concerns. Please take a few minutes and complete this confidential survey to the best of your ability.  The link to the resident survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CityofParkersburg.

Also, all interested residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., at the Parkersburg Municipal Building, Executive Conference Room 2nd Floor, One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV. Attendees will be given the opportunity to present oral or written testimony concerning the needs of the City of Parkersburg and the use of CDBG and HOME funds to address those needs over the next five (5) years.  Written comments may be addressed to Mr. Ryan Barber, Development Projects Administrator, City of Parkersburg, One Government Square, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

A special thanks to Urban Design Ventures (Homestead, PA) which is a private consulting firm working with the City to facilitate this planning process.

 

Contact:

Ryan Barber

Development Projects Administrator

P: 304.424.8542

E: ryan.barber@parkersburgwv.gov

READ MORE

Greater Parkersburg Visitor’s Guide

You can now download a digital copy of the Greater Parkersburg Visitor’s Guide. Just CLICK here!

READ MORE

Employment Opportunity: Medium Equipment Operator – Sanitation

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Medium Equipment Operator.

Job Description:  Medium Equipment Operator – Sanitation

READ MORE

NEW Extended Friday Hours

Starting this Friday, the rink will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. for open skating.

READ MORE

Parkersburg Election 2020

CITY OF PARKERSBURG
CANDIDATES 2020
As of January 25, 2020, 12:00 PM

MAYOR
Nancy Wilcox, Dem
Sherry Dugan, Dem
Tom Joyce, Rep (Inc)
Byron Brent Meeks, Rep
Mike Cottrell, Rep
Mark Meredith, Rep

CITY COUNCIL
Dave McCrady, District #1, Dem (Inc)
Jessica Irene Cottrille, #1, Rep
Andrea “Red” Greer, #1, Dem
Michael Hess, District #2, Rep
David Lee Joy #2, Rep
Sharon A Kuhl, Rep (Inc)
Robert Mercer, District #3, Rep (Inc)
Wendy Rawlins Tuck, District #4, Dem
David Atkinson, District #4, Dem
Brett Bringardner, Rep
Donna Sue Helmick, Dem
Eric Barber, Rep (Inc)
J.R. Carpenter, District #5, Dem (Inc)
Mike Reynolds, District #6, Rep (Inc)
Charity Lynn Wise, District 7, Rep
Christopher Rexroad, District 7, Rep
Zachary T. Stanley, District #8, Rep (Inc)
Jeff Fox, District #9, Dem (Inc)

READ MORE

RESIDENT ALERT SIGN-UP

Get information when you need it and how you want it, visit www.woodcounty911.com to register for Wood County Emergency Alert Program, an Emergency Alert & Notification System which allows subscribers to receive alerts and information pertaining to police, fire, severe weather, health and safety. Registration is simple and you pick the delivery method: text, email or phone call. Register today to receive alerts & notifications.  You can Click HERE for detailed instructions.

READ MORE

POINT PARK MARKETPLACE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) NOW AVAILABLE

The City of Parkersburg is soliciting proposals from qualified for profit or not-for-profit organizations to lease the City-owned property locate at 113 Ann Street.

Click  HERE for Full details.

Click HERE for a copy of RFP.

READ MORE

Christmas Parade Application

Please see the attached application to participate in the Parkersburg Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 7.
Christmas parade application_revised

READ MORE

Construction to Start on JULEPS Accessible Playground Expansion Project

Construction on the expansion of the JULEPS Playground is slated to begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019.  Improvements include the installation of 3,600 square feet of synthetic turf and accessible playground designed for children of all abilities between the ages of 5 and 12.  Once completed, this playground will provide playground access to over 100 children. Work will start each day no earlier than 7:00AM and finish by 6:00PM in accordance with City Ordinance 0-621. Work is anticipated to be completed by November 30, 2019 (pending weather-related delays).

Funding for this project is made possible in part by The National Park Service, Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the City of Parkersburg.

A special thanks to the Junior League of Parkersburg for initiating the JULEPS Playground Phase 1. The Junior League was responsible for the first inclusive playground in Parkersburg and the City is proud to advance its original vision.

For questions regarding the construction schedule, please contact the Development Department at 304-424-8452. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation during the construction project.

Contact:

Ryan Barber

Development Projects Administrator

City of Parkersburg

P: 304.424.8542

E: ryan.barber@parkersburgwv.gov

READ MORE