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Town of Appomattox Comprehensive Plan Update is Underway!

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

Invitation to Bid – Pre-Owned Truck Chasis and Mounted Body Street Sweeper

The Town of Appomattox will be accepting bids for a pre-owned Truck Chassis and Mounted Body Street Sweeper until 2:00 p.m. local prevailing time on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Town of Appomattox, Public Works Department, P. O. Box 705, 1799 Church Street, Appomattox, Virginia 24522.

Questions regarding Vehicle/Asset Specifications and complete bid packages should be directed to the above location or by calling 434-352-8393 and can be found on the Town of Appomattox website – www.townofappomattox.com.

Fall 2018 Reminder

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)

 

GRASS CLIPPINGS

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
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.

 

 

Fall 2018 Reminders (PDF)

FALL CLEAN UP

FALL CLEAN UP
Weeks of October 15 – October 19, 2018 and
October 22 – 26, 2018
 
The Town of Appomattox will be conducting “Fall Clean Up” the weeks of October 15 – 19 and October 22 – 26, 2018. 
 
Town residents are asked to place brush, grass clippings, limbs, etc. at the curb.  Brush and tree limbs should be no longer than six feet, and where feasible should be in bags.  It is not intended for commercial cuttings.  Residents are asked to have those items removed by the contractor performing the work. 
 
The leaf machine will also be available for leaves that you rake to the curbside.  Leaf piles should be free of sticks or rocks.
 
Also, you may place unwanted household items such as appliances, furniture, etc. at the curbside during this time.  Please call the Public Works Office at 352-8393 to notify us of your items to be discarded.  Items will not be picked up unless your request has been received. 
Thank you for your cooperation.

Public Meeting: Renovating the Train Depot

Renovating the Train Depot

Location: Appomattox Train Depot

Date: Thursday, October 4th Time: 7:00 PM

The meeting will be led by the Architect Firm— Dalgliesh, Gilpin, Paxton and they will be seeking community input. Hope to see you there!!