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Corporation of Harpers Ferry
Updates on Election Contest, Case v. Johnson, No. 2019-HFTC-01

On 24 August 2019, the Town Council of the Corporation of Harpers Ferry heard testimony and received evidence in the trial of Case v. Johnson, No. 2019-HFTC-01, contesting the 2019 Harpers Ferry municipal elections. On 11 September, the Town Council issued its majority opinion and order. The case has since been appealed to the Jefferson County Circuit Court. The following is a timeline of the proceedings of the case. Note: Click the links below to access judicial orders and other documents.

Further updates will be posted as they occur.

HARPERS FERRY TOWN COUNCIL

The Town Council of Harpers Ferry consists of the Mayor, Recorder, and five Council members, each elected for terms of two years in June of each odd-numbered year. The next elections will be held on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.

Regular monthly meetings of the Council are held at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Special meetings are scheduled as necessary. Notices of all meetings are posted at the Harpers Ferry Post Office, on the bulletin board outside the main door of Town Hall, and inside Town Hall. See the calendar of events at the right side of this page for other meetings and events.

Council appoints members to the various commissions and committees from a pool of citizen volunteers. Terms of appointed members expire regularly.  Persons interested in serving the town government at this level should contact the Mayor or a Council member for further information. All meetings are open to the public and are held upstairs at Town Hall.


Current Administration (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021)

Mayor Wayne Bishop (mayor@harpersferrywv.us)
Recorder Kevin Carden (kevin.carden@harpersferrywv.us)
Councilmember Barbara Humes (barbara.humes@harpersferrywv.us)
Councilmember Hardy Johnson (hardwick.johnson@harpersferrywv.us)
Councilmember Christian Pechuekonis (cpechuekonis@harpersferrywv.us)
Councilmember Jay Premack (jpremack@harpersferrywv.us)
Councilmember Charlotte Thompson (charlotte.thompson@harpersferrywv.us)

Office Staff

Office Coordinator Patricia Morse
Bookkeeper Debbi Kelly
Town Clerk Rachel VanMetre
Water Clerk Angela Cummings
Ordinance Compliance Officer Kevin Hamilton

HARPERS FERRY ORDINANCES

Part 13 Appendix A — Historic District Standards and Guidelines

Part 13 Appendix B — Standards for Project Activities

Procedure for Ordinance Review and Approval

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
Adopted 9 June 2007
Amended 30 August 2013

Public Hearing Procedures and Guidelines

Current Fiscal Year Budget

Process for Spending Town Funds

Town Council Members
1851-2013

2019 CANDIDATE FILINGS

Official Logo


Corporation of
HARPERS FERRY

1000 Washington St
PO Box 217
Harpers Ferry WV 25425

Telephone: 304-535-2206

TOWN HALL
BUSINESS HOURS

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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COUNCIL AGENDA -
REGULAR MEETING

Click here to view the agenda for the upcoming regular Town Council meeting.

Town Council Meeting Agenda Request Form

COUNCIL DOCUMENTS AND RECORDINGS

Click on the folder icon below to view Town Council meeting documents and download audio recordings of meetings.  (Note:  Older audio recordings can be obtained from the Recorder.)

COUNCIL MINUTES

Click in the dropdown list below to see Council meeting minutes for the selected date.  (Note:  Older minutes can be obtained from the Recorder.)


OFFICIAL FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

BZA Hearing Request
Zoning Change Application
Plat Approval Application
Zoning Compliance Permit Application

Business Sign Permit

Zoning & Land Use Application Fee Schedule

Funding Request

Business License
Alcoholic Beverage License
Beer License
Wine License

B&O Tax Form
B&O Tax Form Instructions

Room Occupancy Tax Return