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2019 Great American Home Show

Winter blues got you feeling down? Start planning your home renovation projects now! All area homeowners and potential home-buyers will have the opportunity to examine a wide range of products and services during the show, which runs from Friday February, 8th through Sunday February, 10th. This years event will be located at the former Sears building in the Grand Central Mall.

The City of Parkersburg Development Department will be set-up at booth #90 so make sure to stop by and say hi! Staff will be sharing information about several of the City’s safe and affordable housing programs including the Down Payment Assistance Assistance Program and Minor Home Repair Program.

 

 

 

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Severe Weather Announcement

Due to the severe weather forecast, Parkersburg Sanitation will not make collections on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Collection routes scheduled for Thursday will be collected on Friday, February 1, 2019, and Friday routes collected on Saturday, February 2, 2019.
This decision was made to protect sanitation employees and equipment from harm that may occur due to the expected extreme cold and wind chill.
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Employment Opportunity – Parking Enforcement Assistant

The City of Parkersburg is currently hiring for the position of Parking Enforcement Assistant.

Job Description: Parking_Enforcement_Assistant

Applications available at http://www.ParkersburgCity.com

Send applications & resumes to: Personnel Director
City of Parkersburg
PO Box 1627
Parkersburg, WV 26102

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Public Safety Announcement from the Parkersburg Police Department

We at the Parkersburg Police Department would like to alert the public that we are currently investigating numerous bomb threats being delivered via email to area businesses. Though we must investigate each as though they are a credible threat, we believe this to be part of a larger incident that is happening across the nation today where bomb threats have been delivered via email to businesses and local government offices in Colorado, New Jersey, Ohio and various other states across the United States. Our investigators have analyzed the email and believe it to be a phishing scam often originating outside the United States in which the sender is attempting to induce panic and obtain funds from the threatened business. We will coordinate with our Federal Law Enforcement partners to expand the investigation until it is determined who the person or person(s) involved are.

December 13, 2018

Parkersburg Police Website Link for reporting anonymous tips:

http://pkbpolice.com/public-safety-announcement/

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City Leaf Disposal

See attached flyer for information on proper leaf disposal:

Leaf flyer

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Parkersburg Christmas Parade

This year’s Christmas Parade will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Organizers are now accepting applications to participate in the parade. Please see attached application for more information. And when the parade concludes, be sure to stay downtown for Winterfest 2018. For more information about this holiday event, please visit www.downtownpkb.com.

Application: Parkersburg_Christmas_Parade_App_2018_Final

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Street Repair – Neal St.

Starting Monday November 5th, Neal St., at the intersection of Neal and Rt. 95 near Speedway, will be closed due to street repair/rebuild.  The repairs are expected to be completed by November 12th and Neal St. will be re-opened.

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Emergency Home Repair Program – Accepting Applications

As colder weather begins to set in around the MOV, grants are still available to homeowners with specific home repairs that eliminate immediate health and safety concerns to its occupants. 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 (CDBG) program.

Eligible repairs include;

  • Faulty roof: Serious roof problems due to wind, tree damage, fire, that threatens the intimidate 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 single-family home must located within the corporate limits of Parkersburg, and be owner-occupied (no rentals or land contracts). Eligible homeowners must also be at or below 60% of the area median income ($32,100 for a household of 4). All household income will verified before a project can begin. During the time the Development Department is determining eligibility, a Housing Inspector will assess the issues, 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:

The City of Parkersburg

One Government Square / PO Box 1627

Parkersburg, WV 26102

Phone: (304) 424-8519

Fax: (304) 424-8464

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