FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2019
The Town of Appomattox is taking a step forward in updating its comprehensive plan, which serves as a blueprint for the town’s future. The Central Virginia Planning District Commission (CVPDC hereafter) is assisting the Town in the update process and the plans adoption is slated for June of 2020. There is much work to be done in the meantime!
The Town’s comprehensive plan—available through the Town’s website—includes strategies relating to land use planning and zoning, transportation, housing, utility planning, community visioning, the economy and demographics. It will ultimately be up to Town citizens and elected officials to voice concerns they’d like to address throughout the plans’ development. This first step of visioning will be held through a survey process.
CVPDC staff and the Town’s Planning Commission have designed a survey to gauge citizen opinions about the Town of Appomattox and to determine the future opportunities and challenges. The questionnaire will be available online and through the Town office. The survey will also be mailed out to Town citizens with their water bills.
As a citizen of the Town, please take a few minutes to answer the questions online or on hard copy and return to the Town office. We ask that only one person per household fill out the questionnaire, but please feel free to consult with all members of your household in forming your opinions.
The responses on the questionnaire will be tabulated by CVPDC staff. No member of the community will take part in this tabulation in order to assure anonymity. Only final results will be presented to the public at large, the town council, and the planning commission.
We hope that you will join the Town Council and Planning Commission in the project and provide information to help guide your community through its next 20 years. The survey window is open and citizens are asked to return the survey no later than 5pm on September 20, 2019.
Online survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOAcompplanupdate
A FEW FRIENDLY REMINDERS FROM THE TOWN OF APPOMATTOX
GARBAGE CONTAINERS – ROLL OUT CARTS
All “roll out cart” garbage containers from residences/businesses shall be removed from the sidewalk/curb during the same day on which collections are made. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Code of the Town of Appomattox §117-5 (c)
It’s been a busy summer with the above average rainfall. According to a Virginia law, roads littered with grass clippings can become hazardous to the traveling public – especially those on bicycles and motorcycles, so please don’t blow grass clippings on to the street.
Any persons violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Code of Virginia – §18.2-324
Open burning in the Town is prohibited except as permitted pursuant to §§ 75-3 and 75-4. Opening burning shall be permitted the first week in February, March, April and December and the last week in November, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight, to allow citizens to clean off a garden spot and/or dispose of shrubbery pruning’s and dead tree limbs and twigs which have fallen on their property. Leaves shall not be burned during these periods and shall not be dumped on a garden spot in the fall to be burned in the spring.
Code of the Town of Appomattox § 75.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call 434-352-8268 or 434-352-8393.
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
The Town of Appomattox has been awarded a $3.5 million grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (Rural Development) to upgrade the infrastructure of their wastewater system. This grant will fund the closure of the 70 years-old trickling filter plant as well as provide the funding to build a new pump station. These improvements are part of a long-term plan being implemented by the Town to upgrade the wastewater system to maintain compliance with all regulatory requirements of local, state, and federal agencies.
For more information contact:
Bill Gillespie (Town Engineer) 434-841-2671
Paul Harvey (Mayor) 434-664-7955