The City of Ranson celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010. Situated in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, just an hour's drive west of the nation's Capital and forty minutes from Washington-Dulles International Airport, Ranson maintains small-town charm, with metropolitan-like access. This combination provides a great place to visit, raise a family and conduct business. While visiting Ranson and Jefferson County, we invite you to retrace the route of pre-Revolutionary pioneers, hike the Appalachian trail, enjoy the scenic wonder of the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah River and march in the footsteps of Civil War veterans from Harpers Ferry National Park to the national battlefields of Antietam and Gettysburg. We hope that you will visit and consider locating your family or business in Ranson.
News & Announcements
|September Newsletter Now Available|
|Traffic Alert: W. Second Avenue & George Street|
Drivers are urged to use caution while traveling on W. Second Avenue, W. Third Avenue, George Street and Buchanan Street during the remodeling of the former ABC Building near the Ranson Civic Center, Independent Fire Company and American Pubilc University Finance Center. APUS has started remodeling the former ABC Building and has set up a fence perimeter around the structure. Please use caution, drive slowly and keep an eye out for construction workers. Work is expected to last several...
In an attempt to keep our citizens, constituents and business community more informed, the City has published its first e-newsletter. We are going to try to issue an enewsletter every month in an effort to detail what's going on in and around the CIty of Ranson. Click here to view the newletter. You can subscribe here if you wish to recieve the newsletter as it is published.
|City Wins Phoenix Award|
On May 16, 2013, Mayor David Hamill accepted the prestigious Phoenix Award for excellence in brownfield redevelopment, and the much sought after People’s Choice Award at the EPA National Brownfield Conference in Atlanta, GA. Click here for more information.
|WV Traffic Laws|
New and Current WV Traffic Laws: Let me say to you, welcome spring time. During this time of year it is a pleasure to travel throughout the city and see the beautiful spring flowers that you have planted at your homes. I wish to inform all of our citizens of some legislative changes to our laws that have occurred, and some of our state's current laws. Click here to see that laws that have changed. William Roper, Chief of Police.
|Open Burning Notice|
Information concerning recreational open burning (fire pits, charcoal grills) has been posted by the Chief of Police. Click here for more information.
|2013-2014 City Budget|
On April 16, 2013, City Council approved the 2013/2014 City Budget effective July 1, 2013. The budget does not raise the levy rate.
|U.S. DOT Awards City $5,000,000.|
The United States Department of Transportation has awarded the City a $5,000,000 TIGER IV grant to assist in the expansion and construction of Fairfax Boulevard into an innovative, walkable complete green street. This project will help to revitalize the area, promote economic development and is the culmination of three grants received in 2011: a TIGER II Planning Grant, a HUD Sustainable Communities Challenge Grant and an EPA Area-Wide Brownfields Grant. This package of street and transit...
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