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Winter Wonderland Teen Dance Slated

Parkersburg City Council will host a Teen Dance this Saturday, December 16th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the City Park Pavilion.  In addition to holiday music and light refreshments, there will be a selfie station and hot chocolate bar.  Admission to the Winter Wonderland Teen Dance is free and open to all High School Students in the area.

To download a promotional flyer, please click here.

 

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Down Payment Assistance Offered to First-Time Homebuyer

The City of Parkersburg Development Department is excited to announce its first applicant to complete the Down Payment Assistance Program. Miranda received her keys and will be moving in to her new home this week.

In partnership with local banking institutions, the City of Parkersburg Development Department will continue accepting loan applications for down payment assistance up to $10,000. The loan will be forgiven if the applicant lives in the home for at least five years. Because purchasing your first home can be very expensive, this program was established to help qualified, first-time homebuyers offset some of those upfront costs.

Under the HOME Program’s regulations applicants must be considered low-and-moderate income,  as defined under HUD’s Section 8 Income Guidelines. For example, a one person household’s annual income must be at or below $30,450 annually. A household of four must earn at or below $43,500 annually in order to income qualify.

Funding for the Downpayment Assistance Program is made possible by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME).

If you have any questions about the program, please  contact the City of Parkersburg Development Department:

One Government Square

P.O. Box 1627

Parkersburg WV 26102

Phone (304) 424-8595

Fax (304) 424-8464

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Emergency Home Repair Program Accepting Applications

The City of Parkersburg is pleased to offer the Emergency Home Repair program. This program is made possible by the federal Community Development Block Grant Program. Grants are available to homeowners with specific home repairs that eliminate immediate health and safety concerns to its occupants.

Eligible repairs include;

  • Faulty roofs: Serious roof problems due to wind, tree damage, fire, that threatens the safety or health of the residents.
  • Heating system in winter: (October 1st to May 15th) A homeowners heating system breaks down and requires repair
  • Air conditioning in summer: (May 16th to September 30th) with a written letter from a licensed physician
  • Electrical problem: An inadequate electrical problem that creates either a fire or safety hazard
  • Plumbing problems: The plumbing system in the home needs immediate repair to avoid serious water damage to the structure, or a water utility must be replaced on the home in order to maintain a clean, safe source of water

The unit must be a single-family home located within the city limits of Parkersburg, and be owner occupied. Eligible participants must be at or below 60% of the area median income ($32,640 for a household of 4). Income must be verified before a project is started. During the time the Development Department is determining income eligibility, the Housing Inspector will assess damages, determine if repairs are eligible and start addressing the repair procedures according to the situation. All determinations of eligibility are left to the discretion of the Housing Inspector.

Participants will not be required to repay any portion of the grant.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact the City of Parkersburg Development Department:

One Government Square

P.O. Box 1627

Parkersburg WV 26102

Phone (304) 424-8452

Fax (304) 424-8464

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Point Park Bench Swings

Two bench swings were installed at Point Park in 2016. Two more were recently constructed by Phoenix Associates, Inc.  A matching redwood stain will be applied in the Spring of 2018.  These improvements were paid for through the City’s Park and Recreation General Fund budget.

By providing a diverse blend of recreational and natural opportunities The City of Parkersburg Parks and Recreation Division actively seeks to promote and sustain a healthy and enjoyable parks environment for all residents and visitors of Parkersburg. Enjoy!

 

 

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Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Festivities Slated

Happening this weekend (Dec. 1-3) in Downtown Parkersburg:

 

Festival of Trees by Easter Seals

November 15th through December 7th

The Blennerhassett Hotel

For more information, please click here.

 

Hometown Christmas

Friday, December 1 | 8:00 PM

Smoot Theatre

For more information, please click here.

 

Parkersburg Christmas Parade:

Saturday, December 2 I 2:00 PM

Market Street, Downtown Parkersburg

 

Downtown PKB’s Winterfest: 

Saturday, December 2 | 4:00 PM 7:00 PM

Bicentennial Park, Downtown Parkersburg

For more information, please click here.

 

Parkersburg Tree Lighting Ceremony and Fireworks Display

Saturday, December 2 | 6:25 PM

Bicentennial Park, Downtown Parkersburg

A special thanks to Downtown PKB and all the event sponsors/volunteers for making this possible.

 

18th Annual Victorian Christmas Homes Tours:

Saturday and Sunday, December 2nd and 3rd

Juila-Ann Square Historic District

For more information on times and locations, please click here.

 

For more information on all the holiday festivities going on downtown and throughout the community, please visit Downtown PKB and the Greater Parkersburg CVB.

 

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Informational Meeting Slated for ADA Accessible Splash Park

The City’s Development Department will hold an informational meeting on Monday, November 20th to discuss and get input on the ADA accessible splash park for City Park.  Conceptual drawings will be presented at the meeting.  The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room of the Municipal Building (2nd FL).   For more information, please contact the Development Department at 304.424.8519.

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2017 Leaf Pickup Program

Please click here to learn more about the City’s 2017 Leaf Pickup Program.

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Christmas Parade Applications Now Available

With the holiday season quickly approaching, please mark your calendars for this year’s Christmas Parade.   It will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. in downtown Parkersburg.  This year’s theme is There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays.  To learn how you can participate in the parade, please click here to download an application and parade guidelines.

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Stream Restoration Projects Underway

The Public Works Department is currently overseeing multiple stream restoration projects within the City. Selected streams are being excavated to restore proper water flow, as well as removing trees and vegetation from the banks.

Locations include:

  • 1,795′ between Division St. Ext and Neal St.
  • 370′ between Princeton St. and Division St. ext.
  • 105′ on 21st Ave.
  • 915′ along Little Pond Run off Murdoch Ave. (picture included)
  • 390′ along 20th St.
  • 355′ between 8th Ave, and Mary St.

 

 

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Christmas Tree Donation

The City of Parkersburg is currently seeking a donation of (1) one 20-25 ft. evergreen tree to serve as the Christmas tree for the City of Parkersburg. If your tree is selected, the City will be responsible for the cutting, removal, and transportation of the tree to Government Square.  Please contact the Public Works Department at 304-424-8568 if you are interested. All considerations must be submitted by Wednesday, November 15th.

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