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Instructions for Citizen Participation in Council Meetings

Public Notice

June 23, 2020 Council Workshop Meeting

The Appomattox Town Council will hold its scheduled Workshop meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the Council Chambers of the Appomattox Municipal Building, 210 Linden Street, Appomattox, Virginia.

The meeting will be open to the public, but with only limited seating available in order to promote social distancing as established by Executive Order #55 issued by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia (March 30, 2020) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Citizens will have the opportunity to participate in the meeting in the following ways:

  • Dial-in number (US): 1 + (339) 207-6609.  Please mute your call.  Those calling in will be able to speak during the scheduled period.

The workshop meeting of the Appomattox Town Council is generally less formal than regular meetings as to create an atmosphere of discussion regarding items of concern for council members, committee reports, staff reports and updates. 

Other than during the scheduled items, all telephone participants will be “muted”. 

For assistance, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at (434) 352-8268 before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, or email Roxanne Casto at [email protected].

The agenda for the Workshop meeting can be found at https://townofappomattox.com/council-agendas-and-minutes/

March 27, 2020

For immediate release – March 27, 2020

The Town of Appomattox announces the following temporary policy changes to assist our community during the declared local emergency concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.  These temporary policy changes will be in effect until June 1, 2020 and are being funded from the Town’s General Fund Reserves.

Please continue to follow the Virginia Health Department’s recommendation of washing your hands, practicing social distancing, covering your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze and stay home if you are sick.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to contact the Town Hall – 434-352-8268 if you have questions. 

GENERAL PUBLIC:

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.

TOWN RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES:

UTILITY BILLS:

In the interest of public health and safety, the Town of Appomattox will be suspending all water/sewer service cutoffs for non-payment through June 1, 2020.  Penalty fees will also be suspended during this time.  As a friendly reminder, customers are urged to make every effort to keep their accounts current during this period.  The Town will also lower the Utility (water/sewer) bills by 25% for the April and May 2020 billing periods. 

Please use one of the following methods to make payments:

  • via U.S. Mail, at Town of Appomattox, P. O. Box 705, Appomattox, Virginia, 24522
  • via phone 434-352-8268.  MasterCard and Visa only* 
  • online access at townofappomattox.com for utility payments. MasterCard and Visa only*
  • by use of the secure “drop box” located at the Linden Street side of the parking lot of the Town Hall building.

*The credit card convenience fee of 4% is temporarily suspended.

MEALS TAX:

While payments for Meals Tax remains due on the 20th of each month, you may however contact the Town Treasurer for an extension through June 1, 2020. 

LODGING TAX:

While payments for Lodging Tax remains due on the 10th of each month, you may however contact the Town Treasurer for an extension through June 1, 2020. 

BUSINESS LICENSE TAX:

Deadline for payment of the Town of Appomattox Business License Tax is extended to June 1, 2020.

As things continue to change daily, the Town’s website and Facebook page will be updated with information as it becomes available:

https://www.facebook.com/townofappomattox/

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.

March 18, 2020

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.

March 17, 2020

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.