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City Streets Paving Project

Paving of City streets will resume tomorrow Tuesday, June 20, weather permitting. The following streets will be resurfaced in no particular order, drivers should expect delays or avoid these areas, for the remainder of the week.

WV Avenue, west of Murdoch
Walnut Street, from 29th to WV Ave
24th Street, from Murdoch to Avery
Avery Street, from 24th to Stadium Dr
19th Street, from Murdoch to Dudley
Dudley Avenue, from 19th St to 30th St
Liberty Street, from 38th St to Emerson

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City trash service will run on schedule.

Even though there is a State holiday tomorrow (June 20th), sanitation will run on schedule this week.

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The city building will be closed Tuesday 6/20/17

The city building will be closed Tuesday 6/20/17 in observance of West Virginia Day

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National Homeownership Month

Did you know June is declared National Homeownership Month?

During National Homeownership Month the City of Parkersburg recognizes the many benefits of homeownership to our families and community. For many, owning a home is the core value in achieving the American Dream. Furthermore, homeownership is the foundation of security and prosperity for families and an enduring symbol of American Freedom. The City of Parkersburg is committed to creating long-term neighborhood stability and household wealth which, in part is being provided through the U.S Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program.

The City of Parkersburg and the Wood County HOME Consortium provides targeted programming to make homeownership more affordable to first-time homebuyers as well as providing financial assistance for individuals that already own their homes. If you would like to learn more about these exciting opportunities please visit our website here.

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Friendship Park Dedication and Block Party Postponed

Due to inclement weather, the dedication and block party scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 at Friendship Park, has been postponed.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  A new date and time will be scheduled as we look forward to celebrating with the community soon.

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Neighborhood Block Party Slated for Friendship Park

Major renovations are now complete at Friendship Park.  To celebrate, the City will hold a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, June 13 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Park.  Officials will highlight how the park came about, why improvements were necessary and how the park is part of a larger effort to revitalize the neighborhood immediately adjacent to downtown Parkersburg.

The dedication ceremony will be immediately followed by a neighborhood block party.  While fostering community engagement among local residents, officials hope the event encourages residents to take care of the facility and report any issues going forward.  “A lot of time and effort has went into renovating this facility,” said Rickie Yeager, Development Director for the City of Parkersburg.  “It’s a community asset we want to preserve for local residents.”

In addition to light refreshments, families will have an opportunity to climb on board a fire truck and check out the City’s D.A.R.E Car.  Volunteers will also be on hand to paint faces and help with a hand painting art project.   All activities are free and open to the public.

Improvements to be completed include putting in new benches, LED light fixtures and a concrete path.  “These improvements will improve safety and residents overall experience,” said Ryan Barber, Development Projects Administrator for the City of Parkersburg.  “We’re working with Mon Power to abandon the existing light poles before purchasing the new fixtures.”  All work should be completed this summer.

A special thanks to the following sponsors for donating their time or supplies to the event:  Mister Bee’s Potato Chips, Crystal Café, Chick-fil-A, 7-11 Convenience Stores, Foodland, Kroger, Wood County Solid Waste Authority, Grants Rental, McGuffy Tents, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Lisa and Geoff Cullum, Actors Guild of Parkersburg, Parkersburg Art Center and the Public Works Department, Parkersburg Fire Department and the Parkersburg Police Department.

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POSITION AVAILABLE ANNOUNCEMENT CITY OF PARKERSBURG – CONCRETE FINISHERS / LABORERS

Concrete Finishers / Laborers

(Temporary)

CITY OF PARKERSBURG

Remove existing concrete.  Set forms.  Spread, level, smooth & finish concrete.  Mold expansion joints & edges.

Minimum 2 years concrete experience.

Will normally work 40 hrs/wk.  This is a time-limited position.

Positions pay $14.00/hr & are not eligible for benefits.

Application at www.ParkersburgCity.com.

Please submit application to:

Personnel Director

City of Parkersburg

PO Box 1627

Pkb WV  26102

EOE Employer

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Great Catch and Release Fishing Opportunities at Southwood and City Parks

Each park was stocked last Friday with 200 lbs. of catfish and 150 hybrid bluegill by Rainbowhead Farms near Clarksburg, WV.  Check out these recent catches below.

There is something for everyone at Parkersburg’s city parks. So, get out there and enjoy!  For more information, please click here.

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Parkersburg Schools to Pools Program Announced

The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce that it will continue the Schools to Pools Program this summer. The program is intended to help students stay active during their summer break.The program will provide free admission to both pool facilities in City Park and Southwood Park to all elementary school age children (ages 6 to 11) who currently reside in the City of Parkersburg AND are receiving free or reduced lunch and are income eligible.

Every eligible child, will receive a 2017 pool pass with their name on it. They must present this pass each time they come to the City Pools for admission. Additionally, the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority has agreed to provide free bus transportation to students with a pass, free of charge.

A general admission pool pass for the 2017 season to City Park or Southwood Park is $35. Daily admission to either facility is $4 for adults and $3.50 for children (age 4-12). A pass for the waterslide in Southwood Park is $45 for the season (also good for pools). Daily admission is $1 per slide of $3.00 for 5 slides. Family passes are $115 for pools and $135 for the waterslide. Passes are now available Monday through Friday at the City Park Pavilion Building, and operates between the hours of 7:00am to 3:00pm.

The City Pool season begins May 27, 2017 and runs through August 13, 2017.

The City’s Schools to Pools Program is made possible through the US Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitlement communities (like Parkersburg) to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq. Because of this, funding for programs like this are limited to individuals that reside within the corporate limits of Parkersburg.

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