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City of Parkersburg is awarded $3,000 from a WVDEP REAP Litter Control Grant!

Did you know that the City of Parkersburg operates the largest recycling center by a municipality in the State of West Virginia?

The City of Parkersburg operates a curbside recycling program for free to any interested citizen within the corporate limits of Parkersburg.  Recycle materials are picked up 5 days a week and is provided in conjunction with refuse pick-ups.  Our facility would not be possible without grant funds provided by West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan Grant Program.

This year, the City of Parkersburg was awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection REAP Litter Control Grant.  This matching grant will be used to purchase new 14-Gallon Recycling Bins for the city-wide recycling program.

If you are interested in starting to recycle and live within the City of Parkersburg, please contact the Sanitation Department at 304-424-8572 to get a recycling bin and start recycling today!

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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 home to be purchased must be located within the corporate limits of Wood County, WV.
  • Meet the maximum 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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Small Business Contest Application Deadline Extended

Do you or someone you know own a small business (less than two years) or have a great new business idea?  If so, consider participating in the 2nd Annual Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council Launchpad Competition.  Applications are available online and will be accepted through Monday, July 31st.  The winning pitch will be awarded $5,000 to launch and/or expand their small business.   For more information, please click here.

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