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Police

Phone: 304-536-1466 or 911
The White Sulphur Springs Police Department is empowered to enforce the law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in the City of White Sulphur Springs. The Police Department is engaged in an array of activities, depending on the situation, but it’s predominant concern is the preservation of order.


Police Chief: John Pauley
Police Clerk: Kimberly Sullivan


White Sulphur Springs Police Department
32 W. Main St.
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-2408
304-536-1466 or 911

Payment can be made by calling 1-877-794-1209 or pay online using the button below

Online Payments

Fire

Phone: 304-536-3993 or 911 * Fax: 304-226-5455
The White Sulphur Springs fire department is empowered to provide fire protection and first response services to the City of White Sulphur Springs. They also employ the services of other county VFDs to oversee the fire protection district that encompasses the City of White Sulphur Springs.


Fire Chief: Brian Dolin


White Sulphur Springs Fire Department
PO Box 835
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-2204
Phone: 304-536-3993 or 911 * Fax: 304-226-5455

EMS

Phone: 304-536-3991 or 911
White Sulphur Springs EMS is a branch of emergency services dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care and/or transport to definitive care, to patients with illnesses and injuries which the patient, or the medical practitioner, believes constitutes a medical emergency.


White Sulphur Springs EMS
PO Box 129
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Phone: 304-536-3991 or 911

Other City Services

Water Department

Phone: 304-536-3850 | Fax: 304-536-3587
The White Sulphur Springs Water Department


Mark Layman


White Sulphur Springs Water Department
34 W. Main St.
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-2408
Phone: 304-536-3850 | Fax: 304-536-3587

Payment can be made by calling 1-877-794-1209 or pay online using the button below

Online Payments

Maintenance

Phone: 304-536-1020
The White Sulphur Springs Maintenance department


David Lovelace


White Sulphur Springs Maintenance Department
34 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986-2204
Phone: 304-536-1020

Sewer

Phone: 304-536-0206 | Fax: 304-536-0207
White Sulphur Springs Sewer Department


Ronnie Tipton


White Sulphur Springs EMS
34 W. Main St.
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Phone: 304-536-0206 | Fax: 304-536-0207

City Government

About the City of White Sulphur Springs, WV

The City of White Sulphur Springs, WV grew in the first half of the nineteenth century as the southern “Queen of the Watering Places”. The springs resort first became the standard summer destination for wealthy Virginia low-country residents seeking reprieve from heat, humidity, and disease. As its popularity increased and it gained status as a socially exclusive site, the spring attracted elite guests from all areas of the South.

Greenbrier Resort WV

The Greenbrier Resort

Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as “America’s Resort,” it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club’s private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a world-renowned 40,000-square-foot spa; a melange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250 million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR and a FedExCup event.

Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery (WSSNFH) is located along the historic Midland Trail in the heart of the Allegheny Highlands of southeast West Virginia. Established in 1900 to produce fish for the American Public, WSSNFH became part of the National Broodstock Program in 1976. Since then hatchery personnel have shipped millions of disease-free rainbow trout eggs to hatcheries across the country. In 1995, the hatchery added a new program, freshwater mussel conservation. Today, we provide shelter for mussels threatened by pollution and raise baby mussels to improve wild populations.The Mission of the White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery is working with the community and our partners to be good stewards of both the environment and historical significance of White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery by providing recreational fishing opportunities, recovering fish, mussels and other wildlife and their habitats, and promoting awareness and appreciation of our cultural and natural resources for the benefit of all people.

Training Camp

New Orleans Saints Training Camp

The camp includes three practice fields, (two natural turf and one synthetic grass), along with an approximately 55,000-square foot multi-purpose building, equipped with meeting rooms, weight rooms, locker rooms, training and physical therapy accommodations along with kitchen and dining facilities.

Ordinances

An Ordinance to amend the City of White Sulphur Springs Municipal Code by amending thereto Chapter seven, Article 757.

757.01   Imposition of charges
There is hereby levied the following charges payable monthly, against the owner or owners of all residential, commercial, industrial or other building or buildings, of every kind and nature, and regardless of the type or types of construction within the City and against the chattels owned by tenants in such buildings in the City as follows:   Residential $4.00 per household, per month, commercial, Industrial and others $6.00 per business per month.

757.02            POLICE PROTECTION SERVICE CHARGE

 Amount of Service Charge

Type of Customer  Monthly Service Charge Annual Service Charge
Residential $4.00 $48.00
Apartments $4.00 (per unit) $48.00 (per unit)
Business $ 6.00 $72.00
School $6.00 $72.00
Church/Sanctuary EXEMPT EXEMPT
Church Parsonage $4.00 $48.00
Other Church Buildings $6.00 $72.00
City Owned Buildings EXEMPT EXEMPT
Government Buildings $6.00 $72.00

757.03      Method of Payment

           The property owner is primarily liable for payment of these charges and will be billed annually by the City of White Sulphur Springs or the police department. The property owner may elect to be billed monthly as part of the monthly utility bill, subject to approval by the governing body.

757.04     Landlords, Rented and Leased Property

(a)   If the property owner rents or leases the property, whether residential or commercial, the fee remains the same. Also, the fee is applicable for all rental units regardless of whether they are rented. A property owner/landlord may recover the cost of the fee as part of the rent or lease payment, but may not require the tenant to pay the fee separately as part of the tenant’s utility bill.
(b)   Any motel, hotel or inn that rents efficiency apartments/rooms on a weekly or monthly basis will be bill the residential monthly rate per room so rented and also will be billed the commercial rate for the part operating as a motel, hotel or inn.

757.05   Penalties for Late Payment or non-Payment

          A penalty, in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the applicable service Charge, will be imposed for any payment received thirty (30) or more days after it was due. A service charge pursuant to this ordinance shall constitute a debt to the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, which can be lawfully collected by the City against delinquent property owner through legal action and remedies provided by the law of the State of West Virginia.

757.06   Exemptions

(a)   Sanctuaries and church buildings used primarily for worship or for other religious purposes are exempt from the fees imposed in this ordinance. However, buildings owned by a church for any other purpose are not exempt.
(b)   All buildings owned, in whole or in part, by the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia or any of its subordinate agencies, boards or commissions are exempt from the fees imposed in this ordinance.
(c)   The fees imposed in this ordinance do not apply to apply to railroad trackage or to water, gas, electricity or telephone transmissions lines that are not within a building and are owned and operated by a public utility duly authorized by the Public Service Commission of the State of West Virginia.

757.06     Severability

          The provisions of this ordinance are4 severable. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any part of this ordinance is invalid for any reason, the remaining portion of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.   

ARTICLE 355
JUNK AND ABANDONED VEHICLES

355.01 Storage prohibited. 355.05 Disposal of unclaimed impounded vehicles
355.02 Infestation.   335.06 Proceeds from sale of abandoned junk vehicles and machinery.
355.03 Impounding.  355.99 Penalty.
355.04 Notice of impounding.

CROSS REFERENCES
JUNK AND ABANDONED VEHICLES – SEE W.VA CODE ART.  17-24

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355.01 STORAGE PROHIBITED.
No person shall place, store or maintain upon any public street, public alley or public right of way of the City, or place, store or maintain in public view on private property which he owns or occupies, or upon any other private property within the City, any vehicle or machinery which is inoperative and which has been abandoned; or which is discarded, wrecked, ruined, scrapped or dismantled, or which cannot pass State inspection required by W.Va. Code 17C-16-1 et seq. and is either not serving a functional purpose or use or is not in an enclosed building, a licensed salvage yard or in the actual possession of a demolisher, or which is dismantled or demolished or disrepaired to the extent that it is unsightly or inherently dangerous and unattractive to the public at large. However, this provision shall not apply to any business lawfully engaged in the operation of a salvage yard.

355.02 INFESTATION.
No person shall place, store or maintain upon any public street, alley or right of way of the City, and no person shall allow or place, store or maintain in public view on private property he owns or occupies, or upon any other private property within the City any motor vehicle or machinery, the condition of which is such that it constitutes an actual or probable cohabitation or breeding place for rats, flies mosquitoes or other vermin.

355.03 IMPOUNDING.
If the Police Department has knowledge or discovers or finds any abandoned motor vehicle, any junk motor vehicles, any motor vehicles which constitute either a health or safety hazard, or any motor vehicle which are a nuisance to the public at large, the Police Department shall take the same into its custody and possession.
For that purpose, the Departments may use its own personnel, equipment and facilities or hire a qualified person, equipment and facilities for the purpose of removing, preserving and storing the aforesaid vehicles; provided that, before taking any of the aforesaid vehicles into custody and possession from private property, the Department shall give private property owners and the owner of such motor vehicle, if ascertainable, thirty days notice by registered or certified mail that such action shall be taken unless the motor vehicle is removed or restored to a functional use.

355.04 NOTICE OF IMPOUNDING
(a) The Police Department which takes into and possession any motor vehicles described in Section 355.03 shall, within seven days after taking custody and possession thereof, notify the last known registered owner of such motor vehicle and all lienholders of records that such motor vehicle has been taken into custody and possession, such notification to be by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice shall: contain a description of such motor vehicle, including the year, make, model, manufacturer’s serial or identification number or any other number which may have been assigned to such motor vehicle by the commissioner of motor vehicles and any distinguishing marks; set forth the location of the facility where such motor vehicle is being held and the location where such motor vehicle was taken into custody and possession; inform the owner or any lienholders of record of their right to reclaim such motor vehicle within ten days after the date the notice was received by the owner or lienholders, upon payment of all towing, preservation and storage charges resulting from taking and placing such motor vehicle into custody and possession, and state that the failure of the owner or lienholders of record to exercise their right to reclaim such motor vehicle within such ten day period shall be deemed a waiver by the owner and all lienholders of record of all right, title and interest in such motor vehicle and of their consent to the sale or disposal of the aforesaid motor vehicles at a public auction or to a licensed salvage yard or demolisher.

(b) If the identity of the last registered owner of the aforesaid motor vehicle cannot be determined or if the certificate of registration or certificate of title contains no address for the owner, or if it is impossible to determine with reasonable certainty the identity and address of all lienholders, notice shall be published as a Class I legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of W.Va Code 59-3-1 et seq.; and the publication area for such publication shall be Greenbrier County. Such notice shall be sufficient to meet all requirements of notice pursuant to this article. Any notice by publication may contain multiple listings of the aforesaid motor vehicles. The notice shall be published within seven days after such motor vehicles are taken into custody and possession and shall have the same contents required for a notice pursuant to subsection (a) hereof, except that the ten day period shall run from the date such notice is published as foresaid.

(c) The consequences and effect of failure to reclaim an aforesaid motor vehicle within the ten day period after notice is received by registration or certified mail or within ten days after the notice is published in a newspaper as aforesaid shall be set forth in such notice.

355.05 DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED IMPOUNDED VEHICLES.

(a) If an aforesaid motor vehicle is not reclaimed as provided for in Section355.04, the Police Department shall sell it either at a public auction or to a licensed salvage yard or demolisher. The purchaser of such motor vehicle shall take title to such motor vehicle free and clear of all liens and claims of ownership, and shall receive a sales receipt from the Department who disposed of such motor vehicle. The sales receipt at such sale shall be sufficient title only for purpose of transferring such motor vehicle to a licensed salvage yard or to a demolisher for demolition, wrecking or dismantling, and no further titling of such motor vehicle shall be necessary by either the purchaser at the auction, the licensed salvage yard or the demolisher, who shall be exempt from the payment of any fees and taxes required under W.VA. Code 17A-3-1 et seq.: provided, that the purchaser at the auction shall place such motor vehicle in the possession of a licensed salvage yard or demolisher within twenty days from the date he purchased such motor vehicle and the licensed salvage yard or demolisher must demolish, wreck or dismantle such motor vehicle within six months after taking possession of such motor vehicle and if such licensed salvage yard or demolisher does not, such licensed salvage yard or demolisher shall be required to pay all fees and taxes required under W.VA. Code 17A-3.

(b) When the Police Department has in its custody and possession old vehicle tired inoperative or abandoned machinery collected in accordance with Section 355.04, it shall sell such property from time to time at public auction or to a licensed salvage yard or demolisher.

355.06 PROCEEDS FROM SALE OF ABANDONED OR JUNK VEHICLES AND MACHINERY.

From the proceeds of any such sale, the Police Department which sold the abandoned motor vehicle, junked motor vehicle, old vehicle tire or inoperative or abandoned machinery shall reimburse itself for any expenses it may have incurred in removing, towing, preserving and storing such property and the expenses of conducting any auction and any notice and publication expenses incurred pursuant to the article.
Any remainder from the proceeds of such sale shall be deposited in the City Treasury to be kept and maintained as a special revolving account, hereinafter established and designated as the “Abandoned and Junked Property Fund”: provided that any remainder from proceeds of the sale of an abandoned motor vehicle or junked motor vehicle after payment of such expenses shall be held for the last registered owner of such motor vehicle or any lienholder, for ninety days, after which time, if no owner or lienholder claims the remainder, it shall be deposited in the special fund.
Any moneys so collected and deposited in the special fund shall be used solely by the Police Department for the payment of auction, towing removing, preserving, storing, notice and publication costs which results from taking other abandoned motor vehicles, junked motor vehicles, old vehicles and inoperative or abandoned machinery into custody and possession.

355.99 PENALTY.

Whoever abandons a vehicle in violation of this article shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

761

An Ordinance to amend the City of White Sulphur Springs Municipal Code by amending thereto Chapter seven, Article 761

761.01  IMPOSITION OF CHARGES.
(a)  There is hereby levied the following charges payable monthly, against the owner or owners of all residential, commercial, industrial or other building or buildings, of every kind and nature, and regardless of the type or types of construction within the City and against the chattels owned by tenants in such buildings in the City as follows:

FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE CHARGE

Amount of Service Charge

Type of Building Monthly Service Charge Annual Service Charge
Residence $6.00 $72.00
Apartment $6.00 (per unit) $72.00 (per unit)
Business (except manufacturers) $ 8.50 $102.00
Manufacturing Company $ 15.00 $180.00
Utility $ 6.00 $72.00
Government Building (other than schools $ 8.50 $102.00
School $15.00 $180.00
Church/Sanctuary EXEMPT EXEMPT
Other Church Buildings $6.00 $72.00

(b)   Method of Payment
The property owner is primary liable for payments of these charges and will be billed annually by the City of White Sulphur Springs or the volunteer fire department. The property owner may elect to be billed monthly as part of the monthly utility, subject to approval by the governing body.

761.02 Landlords. Rented and Leased Property

If the property owner rents or leases the property, whether residential or commercial, the fee remainsthe same. Also, the fee is applicable for all rental units regardless of whether they are rented. A property owner/landlord may recover the cost of the fee as part of the rent or lease payment, but may not require the tenant to pay the fee separately as part of the tenant’s utility bill.

761.03 Penalties for Late Payments or Non-Payment

A penalty in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the applicable service charge will be imposed for any payment received thirty (30) or more days after it was due. A service charge pursuant to this ordinance shall constitute a debt to the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, which can be lawfully collected by the City against any delinquent property owner through legal action and remedies provided by the law of the state of West Virginia.

761.04 Exemptions

(a)  Sanctuaries and church buildings used primary for worship or for other religious purposes are exempt from the fees imposed in this ordinance. However, buildings owned by a church for any other purpose are not exempt.
(b)  All buildings owned, in whole or in part, by the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia or any of its subordinate agencies, boards or commissions are exempt from the fees imposed in this ordinance.
(c)  The fees imposed in this ordinance do not apply to railroad trackage or to water, gas, electricity or telephone transmission lines that are not within a building and are owned and operated by a public utility duly authorized by the Public Service Commission of the state of West Virginia.

761.05 Contracts with Property Owners Outside Corporate Limits

An owner of property located no more than five (5) miles outside of the corporate limits of the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, may contract with the City for fire protection. Any such property owner shall pay the same fee provided in this ordinance for similar property located within the corporate limits of the City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

761.06 Miscellaneous Costs

(a)  If a fire occurs on property located outside the corporate limits of City of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and the owner of that property has not contracted with the City for fire protection, that owner will be liable to the City if the White Sulphur Springs volunteer Fire Department responds to that fire. The fee will be a minimum response fee of $400.00, and a fee of $200.00 per hour for each vehicle used in response after the first hour.

(b)  The White Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department may fill swimming pools, hot tubs or any other holding tank. The charge for this service shall be $75.00 plus the applicable rate for the amount of water used.

761.07  Severability

The provisions of the ordinance are severable. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any part of this ordinance is invalid for any reason, the remaining portions of this ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

ARTICLE 958

958.01 Yard Waste Disposal                             958.03 Reservation of Rights
958.02 Yard Waste Pick-Up Disposal              958.99 Penalty

                                                  ORDINANCE
City Code: 958.01
YARD WASTE DISPOSAL, COLLECTION AND PENALTIES

(a) Yard Waste will consist of and include leaves, weeds, garden wastes, pine cones, acorns, twigs and pruning’s less than four (4) inches in diameter. Christmas trees are included;

(b) Brush/Limbs up to four (4) inches in diameter and not longer than four (4) feet in section and no more than fifty (50) pounds per section are allowed;

(c) Yard Waste/Brush and Limbs does not include trees, brush or branches having a diameter of more than four (4) inches; rocks, concrete or other similar material, fruit, ashes, dead animals, sod or lumber;

City Code: 958.02
YARD WASTE PICK-UP AND DISPOSAL

(a) The City will pick-up yard waste on the first and third Monday of each month between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and at City’s designated drop off with preapproved appointment between April 1st through November 30th and on as needed basis.

(b) The City may pick-up leaves between the months of October 1st to November 30th with the leaf vacuum. All leaves must be on the curb of the property. Between December 1st to September 30th leaves must be put in a plastic bag and set on the curb of the property.

(c) All disposals by an individual/resident to the City’s disposal site must have an approves paper signed by the staff of City Hall, or by the Maintenance Supervisor or his designee.

(d) All individuals/residents will be charged $25.00 per 1/4 ton truck per load, $50.00 per 1/2 ton truck per load, $75.00 per 3/4 ton truck per load and $100.00 per 1 ton truck per load and payment must be in full at City hall before being picked up or dumped.

(e) Individuals/residents within City limits will be permitted for the charge to use the City’s designated drop off for yard waste or City Maintenance pick-up originating from property within City Limits when the owner makes a preapproved appointment and provides appropriate contact information to verify the yard waste.

City Code: 958.03
RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

The City or its designated agent, reserves the right to refuse to collect or accept yard waste to be disposed at any facility operated by the city, for the benefit of the city. The City reserves the right to terminate the privilege of any resident of the city if they violate this ordinance.

City Code: 958.99
PENALTY

Each violation of any provision of this ordinance is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of no less than $500.00 dollars, not more than $200.00 dollars.

ORDINANCE

Councilperson Bowling  introduced this ordinance and moved its adoption. That motion was seconded by Councilperson Swann.

This ordinance reads as follows:

      AN ORDINANCE to increase the residential garbage fee by the amount of five dollars ($5.00) from fourteen dollars and fifty cents ($14.50) per month to nineteen dollars and fifty cents ($19.50) per month.

     BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the governing body of the city of White Sulphur Springs that the residential garbage rate be nineteen dollars and fifty cents ($19.50) per month from the date of final passage of this ordinance and until further amended by the governing body of the city of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Councilperson Bowling introduced this ordinance and moved its adoption. That motion was seconded by Councilperson Swann. This ordinance reads as follows:

AN ORDINANCE to increase the commercial garbage fee. BE IT ENACTED AND ORDAINED by the governing body of the City of White Sulphur Springs that the monthly commercial garbage fee shall be as follows from the date of final passage of this ordinance and until further amended by the governing body of the City of White Sulphur Spring, West Virginia.

Number of Dumpsters Number of Weekly Pickups Rate
0 1 $28.25
1 1 $39.00
1 2 $78.00
1 3 $117.00
1 4 $156.00
1 5 $195.00
2 1 $78.00
2 2 $125.75
2 3 $173.50
2 4 $221.25
2 5 $269.00
3 1 $117.00
3 2 $164.75
3 3 $212.50
3 4 $260.25
3 5 $308.00
4 1 $156.00
4 2 $203.75
4 3 $251.50
4 4 $299.25
4 5 $347.00

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