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March 18, 2020

Public access to all Town of Appomattox offices and buildings will be suspended starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice. The Appomattox Town Office will be staffed and conducting public business via email and phone. Please use one of the following methods to make payments:
1 – Payment drop box in parking lot
2 – Online https://townofappomattox.com/online-bill-pay/. MasterCard and Visa only. Additional fees will apply.
3 – By phone 434-352-8268. MasterCard and Visa only. Additional fees will apply.

We will do our best to keep both the Town website and Facebook page updated with information as it becomes available:
https://townofappomattox.com/
https://www.facebook.com/townofappomattox/

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

COVID-19 UPDATES

For Immediate Release – March 18, 2020

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Governor Northam’s State Declaration of Emergency and President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration the Town of Appomattox has remained vigilant. As we continue to monitor the ever-changing landscape of this emergency, our priority will always be the health, safety, and well-being of our Citizens and Staff. To limit the possibilities of spreading the coronavirus, the Town has closed until further notice the Visitor Center, Abbitt Park, The Kiddie Park, and the lobbies at Town Hall and our Facilities Department. However, we will still be working to serve our citizens. We can be reached at Town Hall 434-352-8268 or at our Facilities Department at 434-352-8393. These facilities will reopen to public access when appropriate.

While we have cancelled our March 24th Council Workshop meeting, it is our hope that our April 13th Regular Council meeting can be held as scheduled. Other regular Town meetings such as the Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority will not be held until this emergency has passed. We will continue to update you and remind you that President Trump and Governor Northam have requested that all citizens continue to assist in the fight against this virus. You can assist by following these helpful tips.

  1. Avoid close contact (about 6 feet or 2 meters) with people who are sick or people who are at a higher risk of developing severe disease (e.g., older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions.
  2. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Stay home if you feel sick.
    • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home. As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.
    • If you are sick, you should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) or pets and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.
    • Call ahead before visiting your doctor. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take important steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.
    • If you have a medical emergency, call 911 and tell the operator about your recent possible COVID-19 exposure.
  5. Cover your coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  6. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

For Immediate Release – March 17, 2020

Public access to all Town of Appomattox offices and buildings will be suspended starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, until further notice. The Appomattox Town Office will be staffed and conducting public business via email and phone. Please use one of the following methods to make payments:
1 – Payment drop box in parking lot
2 – Online https://townofappomattox.com/online-bill-pay/. MasterCard and Visa only. Additional fees will apply.
3 – By phone 434-352-8268. MasterCard and Visa only. Additional fees will apply.

We will do our best to keep both the Town website and Facebook page updated with information as it becomes available:
https://townofappomattox.com/
https://www.facebook.com/townofappomattox/

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

March 16, 2020

Due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for precautionary reasons, the Town of Appomattox will be closing the following:

  • Abbitt Park on Main Street
  • Kiddie Park on Hunter Street
  • Visitor Center on Main Street in the Train Station

When appropriate, we will re-open these facilities so our friends throughout the community can enjoy them.  We will keep you updated.

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)