On the City of Buckhannon’s calendar: March 18-22

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are open to the public and will be held in the Council Chambers of Buckhannon City Hall, 70 E Main St, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Board meeting agendas can be found at https://buckhannonwv.org/about-the-city/board-agendas-and-minutes/. City Council meeting agendas can be found at https://buckhannonwv.org/about-the-city/city-council-minutes/.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Curbside Recycling Pick-Up begins at 6:00 am – Curbside Recycling Pick-Up within the City Limits of Buckhannon – Information about recycling can be found on our website at https://buckhannonwv.org/residents/recycling/ or City Hall and by calling the Recycling Center or Upshur County Solid Waste Authority at (304) 472-4443.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Sanitary Board Meeting – 7:30 am – 8:30 am – To participate in the meeting virtually, you can join the GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/743314989. You can also dial in using your phone – (669)224-3412  Access Code: 743-314-989

City Council Meeting – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – To participate in the meeting virtually, you can join the GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by going to https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/804282709.  You can also dial in using your phone at (872) 240-3212 – Access Code: 804-282-709

Job Openings

Notice from the Police Civil Service Commission, City of Buckhannon, WVDeadline Approaching – Notice is hereby given that the Police Civil Service Commission of the City of Buckhannon is accepting applications for competitive examination for the eligibility list for entry-level police officers in the City of Buckhannon Police Department, subject to the following requirements.

  1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and no older than 45 at the time of application.
  2. Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent. (All transcripts required)
  3. Applicants will be subject to background checks.
  4. Applicants must have a Valid West Virginia Driver License.

Applicants must comply with all other laws, rules, and regulations prescribed in writing by the Code of the State of West Virginia and the Police Civil Service Commission of Buckhannon, West Virginia. Copies of the Commission’s current written rules and regulations are available for inspection by any public member at City Hall, 70 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV, during regular business hours.

A required physical agility test and written examination will be administered as part of the application process. The top three scores will be sent to the city council for an interview, where a hiring decision may be made.

Candidates who are successfully hired will be subject to residency requirements, drug tests, and physical, psychological, and polygraph examinations.

All applications must be received by the Commission no later than March 22, 2024, at City Hall or postmarked by midnight, addressed to the following:

Police Civil Service Commission
70 E Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Application forms may be obtained from City Hall, 70 E Main St, or Buckhannon Police Department, Buckhannon, WV 26201, or by calling 304-472-5723.

Notice from the Fire Civil Service Commission, City of Buckhannon Deadline Approaching – Notice is hereby given that the Fire Civil Service Commission of the City of Buckhannon is accepting applications for competitive examination to create a “List of Eligibles” for the position of probationary firefighter in the Fire Department of the City of Buckhannon.

Applicants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and comply with §8-15-17 the W. Va. Code.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Applicants must be West Virginia-approved Firefighter 1, IFSAC, or Pro Board Certified. A copy of the certification must be submitted with the application. All applications must be received by the Commission no later than March 22, 2024, at City Hall or postmarked by midnight, addressed to the following:

Fire Civil Service Commission
70 E Main Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Application forms may be obtained from City Hall, 70 E Main St, at the Buckhannon Fire Department, Buckhannon, WV 26201, or by calling 304-472-2868.

City of Buckhannon Accepting Applications for the Position of One Seasonal Park Attendant – The City of Buckhannon Street Department is accepting applications for one seasonal Park Attendant to maintain and clean all City of Buckhannon-owned parks.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a valid WV driver’s license
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Applicants are subject to a drug test and background check
  • Must be willing to work split shifts and weekends

Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 70 E Main St, Buckhannon, WV, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  The deadline to apply to City Hall is April 19, 2024, at 4:30 pm.

The successful candidate will commence employment on or about April 29, 2024, and continue until October 31, 2024.

The City of Buckhannon is an EEOC employer committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all qualified persons.

News Releases

B-UMS Theatre Club and the CAC Announce Upcoming Production – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School’s Theatre Club is excited to announce their next production, “All The Ways The World Will End… But Not You”, by Ian McWethy and Jason Pizzarello, which will take place at the Colonial Arts Center on Main Street in Buckhannon this coming weekend! Here are the dates and times that you can catch these incredible young artists:

  • Friday, March 22 at 7 pm
  • Saturday, March 23 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, March 23 at 7 pm
  • Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm

The B-UMS Theatre Club shows in the Colonial Arts Center are always free; a small donation is greatly appreciated for them to put toward their club’s funds for next semester’s show!

The Buckhannon Water Department Announces Meade Street Project – Intermittent Street Closures to Take Place – The Buckhannon City Water Department is beginning an important project on Meade Street. The project involves installing a new 6″ water line and fire hydrants, replacing the old 4” cast iron main currently in use.

We anticipate no disruption to customer water service during this project. After Part 1 is completed, we will post a new notification for Part 2, which involves transferring all the customers’ water services to the new water main.

Due to this project, Intermittent street closures will occur, beginning on or around March 12, 2024, and continuing through the spring and summer months of 2024.  While we cannot announce specific dates for the temporary street closures, we can provide the order for the phases.

  • Phase 1 of the project will be from College Ave to Latham Street.
  • Phase 2 will be from Latham Street to Lightburn Street.
  • Phase 3 will be from Lightburn Street, including Madison Street, and continuing to South Florida Street.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this vital water line upgrade project.

CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Sought -The Buckhannon Police Department is a CALEA Accredited Agency. This post has to do with maintaining that accreditation. CALEA maintains an access portal that allows for comment and feedback about candidate agencies seeking initial accreditation and reaccreditation status. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement and foster the pursuit of professional excellence. Access to the comment portal is provided as an opportunity for comments, commendations, and other information regarding the agency’s quality of service or other information relevant to the accreditation process.  IMPORTANT: CALEA is not an investigatory body; subsequently, the public portal should not be used to submit information for such purposes. Additionally, there will be no response other than acknowledgment of submissions; however, the information will be considered in context to its relevancy to compliance with standards and the tenets of CALEA® Accreditation.  Access to the CALEA Accreditation Public Comment Portal can be found using this link: https://cimrs2.calea.org/1006

Other Information:

Pay Utility BillsOnline or by Phone – To make an online payment for your utility bill, click here: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/buckhannonwv – To pay over the phone, call 1-866-933-4026.  Even if you do not wish to pay your bill using this method, you may still want to set up an account, which will allow you to monitor your consumption.  To sign up for this service, you will need to complete the online registration, which includes knowing your Utility Board Account Number (printed on your bill) and the last amount you paid. Once your account has been established, you must log in with the proper email and password.

Check the calendar on the City Website homepage for updates throughout the week. https://buckhannonwv.org/

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