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Drive Through Service Window

As of Monday, August 3, 2020, the drive-through service window underneath the walking bridge at the Municipal Building is now in service for customers desiring to make payments without entering the building.

This service is available as an option in addition to the walk-in window on the first floor. Drop box payments remain available; however, the location has changed to just beyond the drive-through window at the south corner of the building.

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM.

Payments that may be made at the drive-through include Police/Fire Protection, Sanitation, Grass & Weeds, Vacant Property, and other miscellaneous charges. Additionally, Business & Occupation tax and User Fee remittances will be accepted.

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Housing Assistance Applications

The City of Parkersburg is accepting applications from low-income homeowners in the corporate limits of the City who need repairs done to their homes. Repairs may include; roofing, windows, siding, electrical, HVAC and plumbing. Certain eligibility restrictions apply. Please call 304-424-8452, email ryan.barber@parkersburgwv.gov or go to our website at parkersburgcity.com/housing for more information or to get an application.

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Employment Opportunity – Temporary Laborers – Sanitation

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Temporary Laborers – Sanitation

Job Description: Temporary_Seasonal_Sanitation

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One-Time Business & Occupation Tax Exemption for 2nd QTR 2020

The City of Parkersburg is offering a one-time Business & Occupation exemption of up to $500 of taxes due for the quarter ending June 30, 2020. This exemption applies to certain Retail/Restaurant, Services, and Rental sales.

For details and the exemption form, click HERE.

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City of Parkersburg Candidates 2020

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

CANDIDATES 2020

Primary election June 9, 2020

MAYOR

Nancy Wilcox, Dem, 4307 16th Avene

Sherry Dugan, Dem, #1 Wharton Drive

Tom Joyce, Rep  (Inc), 2102 Foley Drive

Byron Brent Meeks, Rep, 1507 Lynn Street

Mike Cottrell, Rep, 2700 Emerson Avenue, Apt 209

Mark Meredith, Rep, 2601 Liberty Street

 

CITY COUNCIL

Dave McCrady, District #1, Dem  (Inc), 915 Erie Street

Jessica Irene Cottrille, #1, Rep, 2804 11th Avenue

Andrea “Red” Greer, #1, Dem, 906 Olive Street

Michael Hess, District #2, Rep, 2619 26th Avenue

Sharon A Kuhl, Rep (Inc) 2624 Hugh Street

Robert Mercer, District #3, Rep  (Inc), 903 Camden Avenue

Wendy Rawlins Tuck, District #4, Dem, 1020 14th Street

Brett Bringardner, Rep, 636 Smithfield Street

“Donna Sue” Helmick, Dem, 1038 Lynn Street

Eric Barber, Rep  (Inc), 900 13th Street

J.R. Carpenter, District #5, Dem  (Inc)1329 Market Street

Mike Reynolds, District #6, Rep  (Inc), 2017 Washington Avenue

Charity Wise, District 7, Rep, 2001 Lewis Avenue

Chris Rexroad, District 7, Rep, 2708 Cleveland Avenue

Thomas Rafferty, Dist 7, Dem, 603 Eastlawn Avenue

 Zachary T. Stanley, District #8, Rep  (Inc), 26 Willowbrook Drive

Jeff Fox, District #9, Dem  (Inc), 3315 Clement Avenue

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Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT

We have received several reports today of a law enforcement scam via telephone. The scam consists of a person calling and claiming to be with the Parkersburg Police Department. The scammer is using a VOIP phone that makes the number appear to be that of the Parkersburg Police.

At least one time today, he claimed to be a known officer in our department.

The subject tells callers they missed jury duty and a warrant has been issued for their arrest on charges of failure to appear and contempt of court, both with large fines. The subject also tells the victim that if the fine is not paid they will come and arrest them on the warrants. (FACT: You very seldom get a phone call telling you there is a warrant out for your arrest. You usually get a knock on the door by people with badges who want to give you a ride in a patrol car).

In these type of scams the subject usually instructs the victim to go to the store and get either Green Dot or other gift cards because the court does not accept cash or checks (FACT: It’s just the opposite. The courts gladly accept most types of payments, but gift cards and Greendots are not on the list).

ANYTIME somebody calls you and tells you they want payment in gift cards it is a SCAM. Any time somebody calls you and demands you wire them money, it is a SCAM. In fact, these days, a majority of the time people contact you out of the blue and say you owe them money, it is a SCAM.

If you ever have any doubts about something like this, hang up. If you want peace of mind, look up the agency they say they are calling from and make a call yourself. Then you will at least know you are talking to law enforcement.

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City of Parkersburg Pools and Water Recreation Facilities

Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce announced today that plans to open the two city pools are underway.
The current scheduled opening day is Sunday June 7th,
“After a thorough review of the guidance provided by the Governor’s office and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe that both pools and the splash pad can be safely and properly operated to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for patrons, staff and the community.”
I have coordinated with the Governor’s office, local health department officials, our contracted management company and internally to ensure we comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.”
These guidelines require modifications to existing and previously accepted operational and logistical procedures and processes including:
– Authorized occupancy will be reduced; passes will not be sold to support occupancy limitations;
– Only personal, single person use swim safety devices or PFD’s will be permitted (swim wings, vests etc.);
– Normally provided deck chairs will not be available; patrons will be permitted to bring their own outside use folding furniture for their personal use only;
– Thorough and consistent cleaning of high touch surfaces and items will be performed;
– Dedicated personnel above normal pool staff will be assigned to promote and encourage compliance with established guidelines for social distancing;
“The key to safe and successful operation will hinge upon patrons and parents exercising good judgement and accepting personal responsibility for their actions and behaviors with regards to established guidelines”.

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Memorial Bridge Tolls to Resume

Effective Wednesday, May 20th, the City Of Parkersburg will resume toll collection on the Memorial Bridge. Normal toll collections will resume at 0800 on Wednesday and will continue 24 hours per day until further notice.

Traffic controls will be in place to ensure safety of both patrons and employees. The current plan is to operate the outside lanes both for both east and west bound traffic.

“When the bridge employees were made aware of the other city employees returning to their regular work location and assignments; an overwhelming majority of the bridge personnel contacted their supervisor volunteering to return to work. We have made preparations and verified that we have the necessary and appropriate supplies and Personal Protective Equipment to provide for proper safety of the employees”, said Mayor Tom Joyce.

The City ceased collecting tolls on March 22nd as a measure to protect the bridge employees while also to allow for reconnoitering of required supplies for Police Fire and Sanitation personnel to maintain regular operations.

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City of Parkersburg Upcoming Projects:

Parks resurfacing project:

Work will resume starting May 18th. During this phase of the project the parks will receive a seal coat and parking areas will be re-striped. We request that you observe temporary traffic patterns in the park. We also request that patrons observe delineated work zone areas. The Contractor will start at the City park and move on to Southwood. We thank you for your patience during this project.

Jackson Fountain:

Work will commence the week of May 25th for all the site work and installation of the fountain. As stated above we request that you observe work zone limits and traffic patterns around the construction site. We thank you for your patience during this time.

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2020 Arbor Day Proclamation

Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Parkersburg!

Click HERE  to read the Arbor Day Proclamation.

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