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On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the Clarksburg Police Department along with our Public Works Department dismantled homeless encampments in numerous locations throughout the City, some of the locations included, but not limited to, Sandy Blvd, Baltimore Ave, along the Elk Creek and the Rail Trail at West End.
Bettering the community along with addressing sanitary issues remain at the forefront for the city. The influx of homeless and vagrancy remain an ongoing issue that the City Administration continues to work with staff and various entities to address.
City Manager Martin Howe stated, “The City Administration and Council are 100% in favor of combatting the ever-increasing transient population that has transplanted themselves within our community. We fully understand that law enforcement alone cannot take on this task.”
The City has in the past and will continue to remove trees and thick overgrowth within sections of the encampments that has long provided obscurity and shelter to a sprawling homeless population stated Assistant City Manager Anthony Bellotte.
Our Administration will continue to have internal meetings and discussions with West Virginia’s Probations Office, the Federal Probation Office, Clarksburg-Harrison Health Department and the Clarksburg Mission as well as property owners and residents to combat the issue from multiple fronts.