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Posted on: February 7, 2024

City of Martinsville receives over $189,000 site remediation grant funding

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On Wednesday, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced $1.76 million in Site Remediation Grants from the Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund. The City of Martinsville received $189,500 for the former BB&T building, now...
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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Bill amending Martinsville’s reversion process passes through Virginia House Committee

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House Bill 1511, which amends the City of Martinsville’s charter to require a referendum before entering the reversion process, passed through the Virginia House Counties, Cities, and Towns Committee to the House of Delegates.

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Posted on: January 12, 2024

Municipal Building Closed on January 15th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr., the City Municipal building, administrative, and constitutional offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024.

Employees in essential operational positions (Police, Fire, EMS, water/sewer plant operations) will...

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Posted on: January 3, 2024

Martinsville Water Resources Lead Free Initiative

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Martinsville Utilities and Water Resources are committed to delivering the highest quality drinking water. To uphold this commitment, they need the community's assistance in identifying potential lead sources within home plumbing. 

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Martinsville City Council holds last council meeting of 2023

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Below is a summary of the December 19th Martinsville City Council Meeting. A video of the entire meeting is available here. 

Nuisance Ordinance 

The proposed amendment aimed at reducing the need for frequent property abatements suggested r...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

November 28th Martinsville City Council Meeting Summary

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Below is a summary of the November 28th Martinsville City Council meeting. You can watch the entire meeting here.

Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority Updates

Discussions were held regarding potential land development with the Danville Rede...

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Posted on: July 5, 2023

Electric vehicle charging stations complete in Uptown Martinsville

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Greenspot Smart Mobility, in partnership with the City of Martinsville, installed three new Dual Port electric vehicle charging stations in the Bridge Street parking lot in Uptown Martinsville, to expand charging accessibility for EV drivers. 

Thi...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

City Council appoints Martinsville School Board members during work session

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Below is a summary of the Martinsville City Council work session held on Thursday, June 29th. To watch a video of the entire meeting click here. 

Martinsville City School Board appoints 

City Council made the following appointment...

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

Martinsville City Councils hears presentation on plans for new MHC Family YMCA facility

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Below is a summary of the Martinsville City Council meeting held on Tuesday, June 27th. To watch a video of the entire meeting click here. 

Martinsville-Henry County YMCA request $1 million dollars for new facility

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

FY 24 Budget approved on second reading; Plans for parks improvement study presented

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Below is a summary of the Martinsville City Council meeting held on Tuesday, June 13th. To watch a video of the entire meeting click here. 

FY 2024 Budget Approved on Second Reading

After conducting a public hearing, Martinsville City Coun...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Municipal Building to be closed on June 19, 2023 for Juneteenth

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In observance of Juneteenth, the City Municipal Building and administrative offices along with Constitutional offices will be closed Monday, June 19, 2023.Employees in essential operational positions (Police, Fire, EMS, water/sewer plant operations) will ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2023

$46,000 award to six Martinsville and Henry County businesses as winner of MHC Grow

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Six Martinsville and Henry County businesses were awarded $46,000 in funding, with four businesses from the City of Martinsville receiving $39,500, as winners of the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-Peg) Grow...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Martinsville City Council adopts FY 2024 budget on first reading

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Below is a summary of the Martinsville City Council meeting held on Tuesday, May 23rd. To watch a video of the entire meeting click here. 

FY 2024 Budget Adopted 

After conducting a public hearing, Martinsville City Council voted ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

The City of Martinsville hosts the Martinsville-Henry County Peace Officers' Memorial Service

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The Martinsville Police Department, Martinsville Sheriff's Office, Henry County Sheriff's Office, and Virginia State Police held their annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service, remembering officers and deputies that lost their li...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Spring Paving Schedule

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Street paving will take place May 15th through May 26th for the following streets:
Cherokee Tr.
Pine Hall Rd
Kings Row
Marshall Street
North Street
Wray Street
This schedule is subject to change.
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Posted on: April 26, 2023

Martinsville City Council's April 25th meeting summary

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Below is a summary of the Martinsville City Council meeting held on Tuesday, April 25th. To watch a video of the entire meeting click here. 

Proposed Budget

City Manager, Leon Towarnicki, presented a proposed budget for FY 2024 to City Council duri...

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Posted on: April 26, 2023

City Manager presents proposed FY 2024 budget to City Council

FY 2024 PROPOSED BUDGET

City Manager, Leon Towarnicki, presented a proposed budget for FY 2024 to City Council during Tuesday night's meeting that includes a 10.9% increase in general fund revenue.

Overview of Funds 

 

The increase in revenue is a result ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Martinsville City Council meets representatives from new legal counsel, Sands Anderson Law Firm

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Martinsville City Council met representatives from the Sands Anderson Law Firm during the April 12th council meeting as they will serve as legal counsel for the City.

Sands Anderson is based out of Richmond, Virginia and specializes in assisting municipali...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Martinsville City Police Department releases 2022 Annual Report

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The Martinsville City Police Department has released their 2022 annual report. 

The report provides an overview of the department's year, featuring statistics on crime, traffic safety, and more.

The full report is available here.  ...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Martinsville City Council appoints Lawrence Mitchell as new City Council member

Council Member Lawrence Mitchell

Martinsville City Council appoints Lawrence Mitchell to fill the city council seat left vacant by former Council Member Chad Martin. 

"I look forward to bringing over 25 years of government experience to the City of Martinsville and serving o...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Martinsville Police Department receives reaccreditation

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The Martinsville City Police Department has received their reaccreditation from the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission for 2023. 

The department received their initial accreditation certificate in 1998 and has received reac...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

City Council recognizes Rennie Hairston for his Track and Field accomplishments

Rennie Hairston, Vice Mayor Aaron Rawles, Mayor LC Jones

Martinsville City Council recognized Rennie Hairston for his accomplishments at the recent Virginia Commonwealth Games and his continued success as an independent track runner during Tuesday Night's council meeting. 

Rennie Hairston, a 20...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

City Council recognizes Natalie LaPrade for her accomplishments in the state diving competitions

Natalie LaPrade and Council Member Kathy Lawson

City Council recognized Martinsville High School student, Natalie LaPrade, for her accomplishments at the state, regional, and Piedmont District diving championships during Tuesday night's meeting. 

LaPrade finished sixth and was named to...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

City Council recognizes Jahmal Jones for his state Track and Field titles

Jahmal Jones and Mayor LC Jones

Martinsville City Council recognized Martinsville High School senior, Jahmal Jones, who won two state titles in the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash at the VHSL Class 2 indoor track state championship meet held at Liberty University on Thursday, March...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

City of Martinsville launches new podcast, "Up to Date"

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The City of Martinsville has launched a new podcast series, "Up to Date," that features in-depth conversations about what is happening in your city. 

The series will host various people who play a role in Martinsville's governme...

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Posted on: February 8, 2023

City and State Wide Burn Ban starts February 15th

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The Martinsville Fire & EMS Department would like to remind all residents of the City that the Statewide Burn Ban goes into effect on February 15, 2023. 

This ban on open-air burning before 4:00 P.M. is in effect through April 30, 2023 and app...

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

L.C. Jones and Aaron Rawls elected as new Mayor and Vice Mayor

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During Martinsville City Council’s organizational meeting on January 3, 2023, members of council elected L.C. Jones to serve as Mayor and Aaron Rawls to serve as Vice Mayor.  

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Posted on: January 2, 2023

Dan Howell appointed as new Fire Chief

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Assistant Fire Chief Dan Howell has been promoted to the role of Fire Chief as of January 1, 2023. 

Howell has served with Martinsville Fire and EMS for the last 26 years and succeeds retired Fire Chief, Ted Anderson Jr. 

“I have...

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