Home Rule for Clarksburg, WV
The City of Clarksburg was awarded Home Rule by the West Virginia Municipal Home Rule Board on Monday October 6, 2014. Clarksburg is one of sixteen cities selected for this program: Bluefield, Buckhannon, Charleston, Dunbar, Fairmont, Martinsburg, Milton, Morgantown, Nitro, Parkersburg, Ranson, Shinnston, South Charleston, Vienna and Weirton. The City's application for Home Rule status can be downloaded here. Additionally, to view the Manager's Press Release regarding Clarksburg being named a Home Rule City follow this link.
The City has been working diligently to begin implementing aspects of Clarksburg’s Municipal Home Rule Plan. The City’s first action is to hold a public hearing on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarksburg Municipal Building – Council Chambers (2nd Floor), 222 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301, regarding the proposed implementation of a Sales and Service Tax and a Use Tax; Definitions; Exceptions; Administration; Penalties. The downloadable document below is the official notice of public hearing that has appeared in the Clarksburg Exponent Telegram; more information regarding the hearing can be found here.
The Proposed Ordinances as they are written can be viewed in the downloadable document below.
A copy of the City's Home Rule Application can be downloaded below
City of Clarksburg proposes amendment to Home Rule Plan
City of Clarksburg 2015 Progress Report
City of Clarksburg Amendment II to Home Rule Plan
City of Clarksburg 2016 Progress Report