West Virginia



  • Special Meeting: The Town Council will be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018 to discuss MARC train funding. For an agenda, please click here.

  • A Message From Your Water Commission: Water Ordinance Update -- The Harpers Ferry Town Council approved at its regular meeting on January 15 the first reading of Ordinance 2017-09. This is an ordinance for increasing water rates for customers of the Harpers Ferry Water Works in two steps.
    • The first step is an increase of 5% and will become effective when the ordinance is adopted. The first step will raise the minimum water bill from $28.52 to $29.95 (an increase of $1.43). This increase is needed to cover ongoing operation and management of the system.
    • The second step of the ordinance is designed to cover the cost of the major water treatment facility and distribution system upgrade project. It will be an effective 28% increase but won’t go into effect until just prior to the start of the debt service for the infrastructure project.  
  • A second reading of the ordinance will be held on February 22 at 7 pm at a Town Council meeting at the Harpers Ferry Town Hall followed by a public hearing and a Council vote on adoption. The ordinance is available for review at the Town Hall or on the Town’s website at: http://www.harpersferrywv.us/water/misc/ord_2017-09.pdf 
  • Further information will be sent to you in your water bill that you will receive in March. Stay tuned. 


  • Monthly Meetings: Town Council meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 PM. 
    Planning Commission meetings are the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 PM. Both meetings take place in the Bolivar Community Center located at 60 Panama Street. Agendas for these meetings can be found on our Government Page

  • Community Center: If you would like to rent the Community Center for an event, please contact Laura Whittington at (304) 535-2476 or bolivarth@frontiernet.net. The Bolivar Community Park is free to use and does not require reservations.

  • ​​Facebook: The Town of Bolivar is now on Facebook! You will now be able to get news, alerts, and event information on your Facebook News Feed by joining our new 'Town of Bolivar WV' page. To visit the page, click here.

  • Sign up for Nixle Alerts: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management now offers emergency alert notifications by text, email, Twitter, and Facebook through a product called Nixle. In order to sign up for these alerts go to http://local.nixle.com/register or text your zip code to 888777 and then text JCHSEM to the same number. There is no charge to sign up for Nixle services.



Welcome to Bolivar, where history, community, and natural beauty combine. Bolivar is a town of 1,100 located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, adjacent to the town of Harpers Ferry, and surrounded by the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park. The town of Bolivar is just one mile from the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, off U.S. Route 340, an hour from Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.