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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Martinsville City Council accepts proposed FY 2024-25 Budget Calendar

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Martinsville City Council accepted the proposed FY 2024-25 Budget Calendar, outlining important dates and meetings in this year's budget process.

All dates are subject to change. 

View the FY 2024-25 Budget Calendar

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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

VML Legislation Day

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.

The bill, presented...

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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: 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: June 30, 2023

City Council appoints Martinsville School Board members during work session

work session recap

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

Council recap

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

Martinsville-Henry Count...

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Posted on: June 14, 2023

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

Council recap june 13

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: May 24, 2023

Martinsville City Council adopts FY 2024 budget on first reading

Photo of current city council with William Wall, if I were mayor contest winner

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: 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 26, 2023

Martinsville City Council's April 25th meeting summary

Council recap 4-26-23

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 12, 2023

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

Council recap

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 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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