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Employment Opportunity – School Crossing Guards

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of School Crossing Guard.

Job Details:  School Crossing Guards

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Street Painting Party – Plum and 12th St.

Street Painting Party Details Click Here: Details

 

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Construction to Start on Avery St. Enhancement Project

Construction on new ADA sidewalks along Avery Street, from 7th street to 13th Street, is slated to begin on Monday September 10, 2018. Improvements include the installation of new sidewalks, curb cuts, truncated domes, LED street lights and a new curb extension (bulb-out) feature at 10th and Avery. The bulb-out is designed to encourage slower turning speeds in the bend of the road and buffer pedestrians that use Quincy Hill steps for exercise or outdoor recreation. Work will start each day no earlier than 7:00AM and finish by 6:00PM in accordance with City Ordinance 0-621.

Funding for this project is made possible by the a MAP 21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) Enhancement Grant, which is administered by the West Virginia Department of Transportation – Division of Highways.

For questions regarding the construction schedule, please contact the Engineering Division at 304.424.8568. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation during the construction project.

Contacts:

Adam Stout
City Engineer
City of Parkersburg
P: 304.424.8578
E: adam.stout@parkersburgwv.gov

Ryan Barber
Development Projects Administrator
City of Parkersburg
P: 304.424.8542
E: ryan.barber@parkersburgwv.gov

Rickie Yeager, AICP
Development Director
City of Parkersburg
P: 304.424.8415
E: rickie.yeager@parkersburgwv.gov

 

 

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Street Repairs

The City of Parkersburg will be conducting Street Repairs in the following locations: Sept Street Repairs

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ADA Splash Park in City Park

Construction to Begin on ADA Splash Park

The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce that Hunt Valley Contractors has been given a

notice to proceed to construct a new 10,000 sq. ft. handicap accessible splash park at the City

Park Pool.  Construction is slated to begin in September with a project completion date of May

2019.  The new facility will replace an underutilized basketball court next to the pool and

significantly enhance the amount of social and play offerings available at the City Park Pool.

To mark the occasion, this City will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 4

at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pool.  Officials will also be announcing planned improvements for the

pool area.  Light refreshments will be available immediately following remarks and local

residents are encouraged to attend.

To ensure the new facility appeals to a variety of users, three different play zones will be

constructed.  They include a Tot Zone, Family Zone and Dynamic Zone.  The Tot Zone will have

several low to the ground, but colorful water features that create soft water formations.  This

zone will be located in the northwest corner of the splash pad.  The next largest zone is

the Family Zone.  The family zone is suitable for all age groups, including those adults still young at

heart.  Water features will include two palm trees, water way and an AquaGather Station.  The

AquaGather Station is particularly unique in that it will allows users of all abilities to have

complete control over the water flow—where it goes and how fast or slow it flows.  The main

attraction, will be a new, ultra-modern playground in the Dynamic Zone called the HydroHub2.

The HydroHub2 combines raised platforms with interactive experiences to deliver a unique

water play experience. Linked by a bridge and tunnel, kids can navigate the structure while

dodging or being doused with overhead water effects. Equally fun will be two nearby towering

water features, one of which is called the FlashFlood.  The FlashFlood is a 17-foot tall structure

that unleashes a torrent of water on people gathered below.

Hunt Valley is a family owned and operated business located in Owing Mills, Maryland.  The

company employs 49 people and has a general contractor’s license in West Virginia.  Hunt

Valley has more than 37 years of construction experience and 10 years of experience installing

Landscape Structures equipment across Maryland, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, and is proud

to bring the City’s new splash park to fruition.

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Memorial Bridge Inspection – Aug 27th -30th

There will Bridge Inspections conducted on the Memorial Bridge between Aug 27th – 30th:

Memorial Bridge Inspection Schedule

 

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Street Repair – Starting 08-23-18

The following City streets are scheduled for paving:

Paving Schedule

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Employment Opportunity – Substitute School Crossing Guard

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Substitute School Crossing Guard.

Job Description: Sub_School_Crossing_Guard

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Street Repair – Starting 08-13-18

The City of Parkersburg will begin a Street Paving Project on 08-13-18.  Here is a list of the areas of repair:

8.9.18 Paving Press Release

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Attention First-Time Homebuyers!

The City of Parkersburg, on behalf of the Wood County HOME Consortium administers the Single-Family Housing Opportunity Program (SHOP).

The Program assists households that are interested in purchasing a home in Wood County by reducing and delaying mortgage costs. Instead of financing the total cost of a home through a conventional bank for 30 years, the Consortium defers a portion of the debt until the lender is paid back in full or in 20 years, whichever comes first. After the first loan is paid back, the Consortium’s loan is due and must be repaid in 10 years.

The SHOP Program will provide up to $25,000 as a second mortgage on a house up to a maximum loan term of ten (10) years at a 3% rate of interest.

Basic Eligibility Requirements include:

  • Be a “first time” homebuyer [must not have previously owned a home in the last three (3) years].
  • The must be located within the corporate limits of Wood County, WV.
  • Meet the income requirements based on family size [per HUD Section 8 Income Guidelines].

 

For more information about the SHOP and other Housing Programs check out our website here.

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