Pay your Utility Bill Online
(with a credit card)
Pay your Town of Star City utility bill online. We are excited to provide this service to our customers. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Enter the amount you wish to pay in the white box below (including a decimal point), then click the blue "Submit Payment" box.
This link leads to a form on a secure site called PayTrace. Once on the the PayTrace site, please enter your UTILITY ACCOUNT NUMBER in the box labeled "Reference/Invoice" (located in the Payment Amount section) to ensure proper credit.
The Town of Star City Codified Ordinances are on the web!
Previously only available by request in the business office, we are pleased to now provide access to our city codes online.
Please click the link below to browse our current ordinance book:
Click the link below for an archive of Council Meeting Minutes for this fiscal year (July 2012 through present)-links will be updated following each meeting date with the approved minutes from the previous meeting.
Council Meeting Minutes Archive
A Glimpse of the Past
A Circus in Star City, 1962. Police Chief Louis D'Amico is pictured on the left. (from the Historical Collection at City Hall)
Star City- Where Our Citizens and Guests Are STARS!
Star City was founded in 1907 and named by Louis Kauffeld, general manager of the Star Glass Company. Kauffeld’s factory was the first lamp chimney producer in West Virginia and made 72 different kinds of lamp chimneys.
In 1911 the Seneca Glass Company, also referred to as Company B, opened and produced hand blown lime tumblers until 1931. Star City began to see an expansion in the early 1900’s and was a community that had many ethnicities represented. Polish and Slovak people migrated to Star City because they were skilled glass workers. Walter Kizinski had a glass factory along the riverfront which became known as the “Polish Factory” because Kizinski hired many Polish employees. This factory specialized in hand blown tableware. Glass production was the primary industry; records indicate there have been as many as 13 glass factories operating at the same time.
During the 1920’s, coal mining became the secondary industry for Star City. Scott’s Run Coal Mine provided employment for many residents in the community. A ferry was used to cross the Monongahela River to get to and from work at the mines until 1951 when the first Star City Bridge was constructed. Star City was home to the largest hotel in the area when the Holiday Inn opened in 1965, and by 1973 I-79 had reached Star City. Today the history of Star City is still preserved.
Davis & Lynch Glass is the only active factory left in Star City. Davis & Lynch specialize in hand-decorated and hand-painted lamps and parts. Star City is working to deepen its history while enhancing the future. A revitalization of the Riverfront with an emphasis in the rich history of Star City is the perfect combination.
Click the map image below for a full page printable map of Star City