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.
Council Meeting Agenda
April 28, 2015
- Bills to Be Paid
- Financial Statement
- Presentation by Lisa Mardis, Project Management Svcs
- Kim Hatton-Travel Request, Consortium of Glass Museums Meeting
- Approval of Poll Workers
- Police Pension Fund Annual Report
- Annexation Request-Gwen Marshall
Spring Clean UpThis year's Spring Clean Up will be May 11 through May 15, with items being picked up on your regularly scheduled pickup day. This is for residential customers only, please, no businesses. We are able to collect any items except the following:
WV Rail Trail SojournLocal Price Option is available if you live within a 25 mile radius of Morgantown, WV
Friday, April 24- Sunday, April 26 (does not include hotel)
Register by April 17 Call 800-272-4141 to register and for price information
For local cyclists we are offering a special rate to participate in Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's inaugural West Virginia Rail-Trail Sojourn. You can join the approximately 80 "out-of-town" cyclists that will converge in Morgantown April 24-26, 2015. Intended to highlight the benefits and impact of regional trail networks, the sojourn will draw attention to missing links between the Mon River/Caperton/Deckers Creek Rail-Trails and other rail-trails in West Virginia and Pennsylvania that, if completed, could result in a 180-mile trail.
Over the course of 3 days, starting at approximately 8:30AM from the Waterfront Place Hotel, cyclists will ride to the south, north and east of Morgantown. They will begin their journey on the Caperton / Mon River Rail-Trail riding from Morgantown to the east end of Fairmont . On day 2 they will ride north on the Mon River Trail to Point Marion, Pennsylvania on the soon-to-be constructed Sheepskin Rail-Trail and on to connect to the Cheat Lake Trail. The final day, participants will then head east on the Deckers Creek Rail-Trail into Preston County.
This will be approximately 40 miles a day with return to Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV. The riders will experience the beauty of the area and see first hand how making connections between these trail systems can create a north-central West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania version of the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP).
Mandatory Registration Check-In with Breakfast on Friday, April 24 7:30AM-9AM at the Waterfront Place Hotel. Ride will include box lunch, Sojourn t-shirt, and a fun time learning about area rail-trail plans and organizations. Call 800-272-4141 to register by April 17th.
Residential Single-Stream RecyclingWe are pleased to announce a new Residential Single-Stream Recycling Program for the citizens of Star City. The Single-Stream Recycling Program will return to being a CURBSIDE PICKUP once per week. Clear plastic bags, provided by the Sanitation Department, will be collected from the FRONT CURB AREA every Thursday (excluding holidays). Clear bags will be available at City Hall. Customers with special needs should contact the office to discuss other accommodations.
The Acceptable Items (as listed below) DO NOT need to be separated, ALL ITEMS CAN BE BAGGED TOGETHER. Smaller, flattened cardboard/chipboard items may be collected into a larger cardboard box and placed alongside the bags. Any items (other than cardboard) not bagged will NOT be collected. Clear bags are to be used for recyclables ONLY. If bags contain non-recyclables, they will not be collected.
- Plastic-numbers 1-7 (number located on bottom of item)
- Aluminum cans-please rinse
- Steel and bi-metal cans-please rinse
- Glass (clear, amber, green)-please rinse
- Chipboard (cereal, pasta, tissue boxes, etc)
- Junk mail/office paper/shredded paper
- Paperback books including telephoen books
- Hardcover books (with covers REMOVED)
- Corrugated cardboard, including pizza box TOPS (no wax coating or grease marks)
- Milk/juice cartons with "gable" tops (where top is opened as the spout)
- Juice/soy milk boxes (aseptic containers)
- Garbage of any kind
- Plastic wrap/plastic freezer bags/deli packaging
- Aluminum foil or containers
- Fluorescent light tubes/CFL bulbs/light bulbs
- Styrofoam/packing peanuts
- Bubble wrap
- Scrap metal
- Tires or rubber of any kind
- Plastic not marked with number 1-7
Animals at LargeJust a gentle reminder to our citizens: please remember that ALL animals (dogs AND cats) should never be off your property or unleashed. it is dangerous for the animal as well as being a nuisance to your neighbors. As the weather turns colder, it is especially important that pets not be allowed to roam freely, as this may encourage them to seek shelter where they don't belong.
Cell Phone AlertsIn the wake of the recent events in Mon County, the Star City Police Department has enrolled in a service called "Nixle", which will allow us to sent out cell phone alerts in the event of emergencies. Please click below to submit your cell phone number to the database. The numbers will never be used for any purpose other than emergency alerts and will not be released to anyone outside the police department.
We are currently IN Fire season, until May 31. Burning is permitted from 5 pm to 7 am. Fire must be contained so it cannot spread and there must be a water source nearby. Fires cannot be left unattended.
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:
Council Meeting Minutes
Click the link below for an archive of Council Meeting Minutes for the fiscal years 2013-2014 and 2014-present-links will be updated following each meeting date with the approved minutes from the previous meeting.
Council Meeting Minutes Archive
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 were 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