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Jan 12

Changes to Clarksburg 2024 Elections

Posted on January 12, 2024 at 9:58 AM by Clarksburg WV

Clarksburg Elections notification depicting a hand placing a ballot in a box

The New Year is always a time for change and 2024 will be no exception in the City of Clarksburg. One major set of changes that you should be aware of are the changes to the city’s elections. In 2019, the voters in Clarksburg passed several new charter amendments, one of which involved changing the dates of our municipal elections to coincide with elections in the county. One of the proposed benefits of moving city elections from the first Tuesday in June to the second Tuesday in May was to help increase voter turnout in presidential election years.

This year’s municipal election will be held on Tuesday, May 14th. As a result of the new election date other dates and timelines have changed, moving the initial filing dates for any open seats to January 5th through January 27th of this year.

In 2024 there are three City Council seats and two Water Board seats up for election. In a compromise to accommodate another of the charter amendments passed by voters in 2019 that changes the city mayor to an elected position in 2026, the City Council members elected in last year’s municipal election in June are serving a shortened one-year term and those same three seats will be up again for election this May.

If you are a Clarksburg citizen and interested in running for one of the City Council or Water Board seats, please contact the City Clerk, Annette Wright, at 304-624-1673 or by e-mail at: should you have any questions concerning the election or filing to run for a seat.

Dec 21

Clarksburg's Inaugural Christmas Lights Contest

Posted on December 21, 2023 at 12:48 PM by Clarksburg WV

And the Winners Are...

The winners of Clarksburg's first annual Christmas Lights Contest are:

  • 1733 Fairmont Ave (Griswold Award)
  • 1411 E Main St (Creativity Award)
  • 409 Spring Ave (Classic Award)

1733 Fairmont Avenue 2Christmas Lights Contest Winner 2023 - 1411 E Main Street409 Spring Avenue

Winners can receive their awards on December 22nd at the City Council meeting starting at 6PM.

We would like to thank the citizens that participated this year. There were many great entries, and our judges had a great time viewing all the homes. We also noticed a number of excellent displays that weren't entered into the contest. We look forward to spreading the word and getting even more participation next year. We'd like to call out a few honorable mentions that were really impressive but fell just short of our three category winners.

  • 704 Mulberry Street
  • 110 S Alexander Avenue

We would also like to thank our Christmas Light Committee for their work in making this happen:

  • Cathy Keener
  • Andrew Banko
  • Amy Strange
  • Courtney Coberly
  • Andy Walker
  • Sherri James
  • Will Hyman
  • John Brady 
  • Ian McAra

We hope you take the time to load up your families and take a tour of the great Christmas Lights displays all over the city of Clarksburg. You can view the entries below:

Participant Map

Click on colored pinpoints below to see the address of the Christmas Lights entry:

Submitted By:Location Address:Location's Neighborhood:
The Homeowner1402 Crislip Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301North View
A Friend/Family Member330 Johnson Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Glenwood Hill
The Homeowner1733 Fairmont Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Adamston
A Friend/Family Member1411 E Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Broadway
The Homeowner1411 West Virginia Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301North View
The Homeowner301 Ash Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey
The Homeowner409 Spring Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Broad Oaks
The Homeowner615 E Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Goff Plaza
The Homeowner1626 Hamill Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301North View
The Homeowner113 Frederick St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Chestnut Hills
The Homeowner803 Van Buren Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301Chestnut Hills
A Friend/Family Member704 Mulberry Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301 
The Homeowner487 Hornor Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301 
The Homeowner803 Van Buren St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Chestnut Hills
The Homeowner327 Johnson Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Glenwood Hills
The Homeowner116 Hall St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey
The Homeowner600 Baver St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey
A Neighbor219 Elm St, Clarksburg, WV 26301 
A Friend/Family Member1411 E Main St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Broadway
The Homeowner311 Liberty Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Heartland
The Homeowner110 S Alexander Ave, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey
The Homeowner602 Baver St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey
The Homeowner603 Baver St, Clarksburg, WV 26301Stealey

How It Works

Those who want to light up their home exterior and be entered in the annual contest have until Dec. 15 to sign up or be nominated. Homes must reside within Clarksburg city limits to qualify for a prize.  Once verified, entrees will be added to a map that will be added to this page.

Three Prize Categories

 Contestants will be nominated for top prize in one of three categories:

  • Classic - classic lighting that enhances the home's exterior details and landscaping.
  • Creative - lighting and decorating that is creatively applied or emphasizes a specific theme.
  • The Griswold - for those who like to throw the kitchen sink at Christmas decorating. 

The three category winners will be announced December 20th and awarded at the final city council meeting of the month on December 21st. 

Nov 02

Do Not Blow Leaves Into the Street: An MS4 Violation

Posted on November 2, 2023 at 4:18 PM by Clarksburg WV

Did you know it is illegal to blow your leaves into the street?

Don't Blow Leaves into the Street

MS4 regulations treat yard leaves and grass intentionally blown into the street as an illicit discharge because stormwater will cause it to flow into the city stormwater system. 

The City of Clarksburg has an MS4 Stormwater Management and Surface Discharge Ordinance in place to help prevent non-stormwater discharges from entering city stormwater inlets to enhance the water quality of our watercourses and prevent blockages within the systems. Property owners should be mindful of discharged grass clippings and the deliberate blowing of leaves into city streets. These debris are considered pollutants and are not permitted to be intentionally discharged to the city streets.

Property owners can be cited and fined by Code Enforcement if they intentionally blow leaves into the streets. Some leaves will naturally blow and accumulate on city streets and the city is required by MS4 to regularly collect that naturally occurring leaf litter using a street-sweeper or vacuum truck. 

Beginning in November, bagged leaves will be picked up by the city when set out on yard waste collection days. By bagging or mulching your leaves in place, you can help ease the load on our wastewater systems by keeping them out of the stormwater system. Also, when these materials are bagged and collected by the city, they are decomposed and turned into natural compost which is available to the city and its residents beginning in the Spring.

For more information on MS4 see the information available on the city website here.
If you have questions about MS4 you can speak with code officer Bryan Reed at 304-627-2814
If you have questions about city leaf collection or compost, you can speak with Public Works at 304-624-1611