The Harpers Ferry Town Council will recommend amendments to Part Thirteen — Zoning Ordinance, including Appendix A and Appendix B. The Council will also recommend an amendment to establish a new zoning overlay district, Article 1313.04, to be named the Promontory Overlay District; establish the parcels to be included; and establish the regulations for building, land use, and site design of the Promontory Overlay District.
Two separate hearings will be held at Town Hall, 1000 Washington Street, on each of the two following dates:
Interested parties may appear and be heard in regard to the proposals, and their testimony will be considered by the Town Council in its deliberation on the proposals. Copies of the proposed amendments are available from the Clerk at Town Hall, 1000 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, and at the links below. Written comments may be submitted by email to Recorder Kevin Carden (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, PO Box 217, Harpers Ferry WV 25425, to the attention of the Recorder. Written comments must be received by the close of business on Thursday, 29 December 2016.
Draft copies of proposed ordinances:
The Corporation of Harpers Ferry applied for and won Home Rule in West Virginia in 2015. As part of the application, Harpers Ferry indicated its desire to charge a 1% sales tax. This request was approved by the Home Rule Board. The effective date of the new local tax, on sales made and services rendered within the Corporation of Harpers Ferry, is 1 July 2016. An informative document on collection and remittance of the municipal sales tax can be found here.
Construction work on the Potomac Street Improvement Project is scheduled to begin in June 2016. An FAQ ("frequently asked questions") document has been written to address the most common inquiries and concerns of residents and merchants. Read the FAQ here.
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.
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