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With the Annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby scheduled for this Saturday April 17th , the City of Parkersburg will restrict all fishing beginning Thursday April 15th until the conclusion of the derby on Saturday at 1PM.
Beginning at 1PM Saturday both Southwood & City Park ponds will be open to fishing, subject to all State of WV Fishing regulations and subsequent bag and possession limits.
Trash pick up will be one day behind this week, due to this morning’s hazardous road conditions. Sanitation routes will operate one day behind normal schedule, with Tuesday-Saturday pickups. Any additional changes will be communicated through the City Facebook Page and website.
In accordance with WV Code §2-2-1; The City of Parkersburg will observe Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020. The City Building will close at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and will open for normal business at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020. The Sanitation Department will be one day behind schedule and will run on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th.
Parkersburg’s Reverse Drive-Through Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 5. Units are stationary with spectators able to drive through from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. Please see the application below for your organization to participate.
The City of Parkersburg invites concerned parties to attend a public meeting regarding the Market Street Streetscape Enhancement Project, on Tuesday, November 10th from 4:00-6:00 PM at Bicentennial Park at 3rd and Market Streets in downtown Parkersburg.
This project proposes to enhance the streetscape along Market Street from 9th Street to 13th Street, including the easterly and westerly sides of Market Street. The project’s goal is to encourage increased pedestrian, bicyclist, and transit rider amenities and activities, while also accommodating vehicular traffic that provides safe access to users of all ages and abilities.
Planned improvements include:
- Replacing all existing sidewalks
- Making appropriate ADA improvements, including curb cuts and standard ramps.
Other improvements that may be executed include:
- Ingress/egress consolidation for local businesses
- New decorative light fixtures on the existing telephone poles on the easterly side of Market Street
- Installation of landscaping treatments (additional street trees spaced appropriately on the westerly side of Market Street)
- New cross walks constructed at each intersection
- Stamped concrete installed to be consistent with those installed previously on the lower sections of Market Street
Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce stated, “This is an opportunity for public input regarding substantial investment and infrastructure upgrades. It’s important for citizens, particularly those in the impacted neighborhood, to provide their input and feedback to the planning team.”
In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be moved to the Executive Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of the Municipal Building. Any residents or business owners, or others unable to attend may send questions or comments through email or regular mail to the attention of Mr. Tim Kirk, PE Project Manager:
MortonThomas and Associates
417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 104, Parkersburg, WV 26105
The City of Parkersburg announces the release of its 2030 Comprehensive Plan, a document that will guide development for the next decade. The City of Parkersburg Development Department, together with the PKB 2030 Steering Committee, the Municipal Planning Commission, and consultants at McBride Dale Clarion have collaborated throughout the process to complete the document in compliance with West Virginia state law. The proposed plan acts as a blueprint for future expansion and management of land use, housing, economic development, transportation, and public services.
Beginning Friday, October 30, the plan will be available for review at www.pkb2030.org. Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Parkersburg will also have the option to post comments on the website. Additionally, an open house will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 6-8 PM at the Parkersburg Art Center where community members can learn more about the plan, ask questions of city leaders, and provide feedback to the PKB 2030 Steering Committee. Governor Justice’s mask and social distancing orders will be followed; attendees are welcome to arrive at any time during the 2 hour event.
Mayor Joyce invites those who live, work, and do business in the City of Parkersburg to review the Comprehensive Plan and make comments either on the website or at the Open House event. “Our community’s success is due in great part to the collaborative work amongst our city employees, local business owners, non-profit organizations and civically-engaged residents. I look forward to discussing the contents of the plan with citizens.”
A Comprehensive Plan is required for West Virginia municipalities every ten years. The process of creating the plan for Parkersburg began in early 2020, and included an online survey and public workshops. Following the November 5 Open House, the 2030 Comprehensive Plan will be reviewed by the Municipal Planning Division in a public hearing on December 1, and Parkersburg’s City Council on December 8 for a first reading with a second reading scheduled for December 22.
The City of Parkersburg will observe Labor Day on Monday, September 7. The City Building will reopen for normal business at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, September 8.
The Sanitation Department will be one day behind normal schedule, with collection beginning Tuesday, September 8, through Saturday, September 12.