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Hilltop Hotel project approval process flowchart presented

SWaN Investors, owner of the Hilltop House Hotel and associated properties, has presented the "Hilltop House Hotel Concept Plan and Conditional Use Review Process", a draft flowchart of the concept design review and approval process for the Hilltop House Hotel reconstruction project, which can be found here.  This document is currently under review for accuracy and compliance with West Virginia Code and the Town's ordinances, including the Promontory Overlay District Ordinance (Section 1313.04 of the Codified Ordinances), passed by Town Council in May 2017.  The Town will endeavor to follow these laws.

Notice of pending water rate increase

Town Council will consider first reading for approval of Ordinance 2017-09, which will increase water rates in two steps, at its meeting on 15 January 2018.  The first step will be effective 45 days after approval of second and final reading.  The second step will be effective prior to closing on the USDA loan for the water system improvement project.

Ordinance 2017-09 can be read in its entirety here.

Notice of vacancy on Tree Committee

The Corporation of Harpers Ferry is actively seeking a volunteer to serve on the Tree Committee.  Those interested in seeking appointment should send a letter of interest to Town Clerk Nancy Cummins (, to the attention of the Mayor and Council.

Information on paid parking in Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry has instituted three paid parking zones to improve safety and better regulate the very limited parking within the Corporation.  Two of the zones, 7510 and 7520, are on Washington Street (Alt. U.S. 340).  The third is on Potomac Street in Lower Town.  The cost for parking is $1.00 per hour in Zone 7510, $2.00 per hour in Zone 7520, and $3.00 per hour in Zone 7515.  Parking may be purchased in half-hour segments.  Payment may be made using the Parkmobile cell phone app.  To use Parkmobile, open the app, enter zone number, select amount of time desired, and pay by major credit card or PayPal.  Visitors may find it easier to download the app to their cell phones before visiting Harpers Ferry to simplify their parking experience at the following link:

Paid parking is strictly enforced in all three zones between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.  Violators may be fined and /or towed.  Parking is free in all paid parking zones after 6:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m. Sunday through Saturday.

All sides streets within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry are parking by residential permit only.  Violators may be fined and /or towed.  Permits for residents and their guests may be purchased at Town Hall.

How to pay water and sewer bills

Harpers Ferry Water Works customers can pay online.  To learn more, click here.

List of businesses licensed in Harpers Ferry

The Corporation has released a list of operators and companies licensed to perform business in Harpers Ferry.  These businesses have volunteered to appear on this public list.  To review the list, click here.

Feedback? Questions? Contact Kevin Carden, Recorder and Webmaster, at

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