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Lexington City COVID-19 Interim Park Regulations

March 29, 2020 

Park green spaces and trails, as applicable, are open to the public at present. All patrons are advised to practice common sense social distancing etiquette. In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, park play equipment, courts and amenities, such as benches, picnic tables/ pavilions, and restrooms, are closed to the public until further notice.

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March 3, 2020 

All persons having lots in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery are requested to remove all flowers, flags, or any other items from the graves by March 23, 2020. After this date, the City will remove and dispose of them in preparation for the upcoming mowing season. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated.

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New Year's Day Sanitation Schedule

December 27, 2019 

Trash and Recycling – will be collected on Wednesday, January 1st.

Bulk and Brush – will not be collected on Wednesday, January 1st. Crews will service the missed area Thursday, January 2nd.

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October 31, 2019 

All outdoor Halloween activities in the City of Lexington shall take place on Friday afternoon and evening, November 1, rather than Halloween afternoon and evening, October 31. All previously requested and approved street closings for Halloween activities will occur on Friday at the same times and for the same streets as previously approved.

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FY19 Paving Schedule

September 27, 2019 

All original streets included in the City's spring/summer paving schedule were completed per the previously posted schedule. Since bid pricing was so competitive, the City asked the contractor (Adams Construction) to include additional streets. These additional streets include Old Borden Road, Borden Road, Alum Spring Road, and Lime Kiln Road. Resurfacing of these streets will occur between October 7, 2019 and October 11, 2019.

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Notice of Public Hearing – Blue Ridge Resource Authority (BRRA) Glass Recycling Fee

August 29, 2019 

The Blue Ridge Resource Authority (BRRA) will hold a public hearing, in accordance with the requirements of §15.2-5136 of the Code of Virginia, on the proposed establishment of a landfill glass recycling fee of $25.00 per ton for BRRA members: Rockbridge County and the City of Lexington.

Hearing Date & Time:

September 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm
(Regular meeting begins at 7:00 pm)

Hearing Location:

Rockbridge County Administrative Building

First Floor Board Room

150 South Main Street

Lexington, VA 24450

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Lexington City Council Approves Resolution to Build a Healthier Community

April 10, 2019 

Lexington joins Virginia communities as a designated HEAL City.

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Memory Cafe Event for people with Dementia

April 4, 2019 

On Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Rockbridge Regional Library Piovano Room, THE ELDERLIES Barbershop Quartet will perform at this event, which is part of a program for people with dementia and their care partners in a safe, supportive, stigma-free environment. Lots of fun activities are planned for future dates. Call the library at 463-4324 or email rrl@rrlib.net to learn more.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Tuesday, March 19 at 9:45 a.m.

March 7, 2019 

At approximately 9:45 a.m on March 19th, the National Weather Service will send a test tornado warning over NOAA Weather Radios. This test signal will sound a tone alert, show a test message or flash to indicate a message, simulating what people would hear or see during an actual tornado warning. Local radio stations, TV stations and cable outlets will also broadcast the test message via the Emergency Alert System. Because this is a test tornado warning, Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) will NOT be activated. A test tornado cancellation Special Weather Statement (SPS) will be sent around 10 AM on the 19th to end the drill.

If there is widespread severe weather expected on the 19th, the backup date will be Wednesday March 20th at 9:45 AM.

Learn more and register to participate at vaemergency.gov/tornadodrill.

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2018 Rockbridge Area Community Health Assessment Overview

January 18, 2019 

From Carilion Clinic

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Lexington School Board appoints Superintendent

January 9, 2019 

The Lexington School Board has appointed Rebecca Walters as their new Superintendent.

Request for Proposals issued for Lexington Historic District Design Guidelines

December 21, 2018 

To secure a qualified preservation, preservation-planning, or design professional to create a set of Design Guidelines for the Downtown Historic Preservation and Residential Historic Neighborhood Conservation Districts in Lexington, Virginia.

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Request for Qualifications issued for Jordan's Point Park Master Plan

November 20, 2018 

The intent of the RFQ is to secure a qualified planning and designing professional to create a conceptual design for Jordan's Point Park.

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Opioid Presentation Rescheduled

September 11, 2018 

The Opioid Presenation scheduled for Monday, September 17, 2018 has been rescheduled for Monday, October 29, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Waddell Elementary School Cafeteria.

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Year to Date Revenues for City of Lexington

September 5, 2018 

The City reports the attached numbers for economic activity in the most recently reported periods.

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Lexington awarded over $6.5 million in grants for Fiscal Year 2018

August 3, 2018 

Check out the breakdown!

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Stop Work Order extended for excavation at Kendal

June 22, 2018 

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2017 Drinking Water Quality Report

June 22, 2018 

This report is designed to provide you with valuable information about your drinking water quality.

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Stop Work Order Issued for Blasting at Kendal

June 13, 2018 

Press Release attached.

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Blasting in the City of Lexington

June 7, 2018 

Projects that involve blasting: what to expect when your home is nearby

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To the Community: Our Popular Annual Financial Report FY17

May 4, 2018 

The City of Lexington proudly presents the 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report [PAFR].

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Blue Ridge Resource Authority - FY 2019 Budget Update

April 20, 2018 

The Blue Ridge Resource Authority (BRRA) Board of Directors will receive a presentation and hold a vote on the proposed FY 2019 Budget at their next regularly scheduled meeting, May 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. All regular BRRA Board Meetings are held in the first floor Board Room of the Rockbridge County Administrative Building, located at 150 South Main Street in Lexington. Additionally, a public hearing has been scheduled for 7:15 p.m. during the May 14 meeting on proposed amendments to the BRRA Fee Schedule for FY 2018 and 2019.

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Event: Urban Trees in the Age of Emerald Ash Borer

February 12, 2018 

The City of Harrisonburg will host a free event on April 5 to educate the public about the threat posed by the invasive species Emerald Ash Borer.

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A Call To Action: House Bill No. 824

January 19, 2018 

A bill has been introduced in the General Assembly to take away the city’s authority to regulate our own zoning and revenue process related to our transient occupancy policy. The policies in place reflected long and serious consideration of the hours of input by citizen commentators on all sides of the issues.

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Fire Hydrant Maintenance

September 25, 2017 

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

On Monday 2 October, a Public Works crew will begin semiannual testing and inspection of fire hydrants throughout the city distribution system.

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The 29th Annual Virginia Water and Wastewater Rate Report

September 22, 2017 

View the 2017 Virginia Water and Wastewater Report here.

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City of Lexington Appoints New Police Chief

September 7, 2017 

City Manager Noah A. Simon has announced today the appointment of Samuel Roman, Jr. as the next Police Chief for the City of Lexington.

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Statement of Solidarity

August 21, 2017 

Statement read by local religious leaders at City Council on August 17, 2017: Many of us never imagined we would be gathering here together in response to the racist violence of a Nazi rally in Charlottesville. Many of us are in shock, mourning, afraid, anxious.

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Recycling Glass: Frequently Asked Questions

August 11, 2017 

Click below for a fact sheet addressing frequently asked questions about glass recycling.

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Hikers to be Rerouted on Chessie Nature Trail

August 2, 2017 

Hikers using the Chessie Nature Trail will be diverted onto Old Buena Vista Road for a short distance near Route 11. The detour will be in place indefinitely, according to Virginia Military Institute, which manages the trail.

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Randolph Street Waterline Improvement

July 5, 2017 

The city has awarded a contract to Atkins Excavating, Inc. to replace the existing water distribution line on Randolph Street from Washington Street to Nelson Street. The project will replace a nearly 100 year old 6-inch cast iron pipe with a new 8-inch ductile iron pipe. A new fire hydrant will be installed and service lines will be replaced as needed.

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Enfield Area Wastewater Line Improvement Project

June 19, 2017 

The city has awarded a contract to Aaron J. Conner, General Contractor, Inc. to improve neighborhood wastewater collection lines in the Enfield Road area of the city. Work will be performed on Battery Lane, Confederate Circle, Pickett Street, Lampe Circle, and Willow Lane.

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Street Resurfacing

May 30, 2017 

Major street resurfacing will begin at various locations around the City on Tuesday 30 May and take about 30 to 45 calendar days to complete, all weather permitting. The work will be performed by PAVCON Inc. and all worked will be performed Monday through Friday at work hours indicated in the paragraph below.

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Notice of a Public Hearing to Receive Public Comment on the Appointment of a School Board Member

May 23, 2017 

A public hearing will be conducted by the Lexington City Council at a meeting to begin at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the first floor meeting room of the Rockbridge County Administrative Offices, 150 South Main Street, to allow persons to appear and present their views about the applicants to the School Board with a three-year term beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2020.

Noah Simon

City Manager

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Request for Proposal-2018 General Reassessment

May 11, 2017 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lexington will accept proposals on the preparation of appraisals of taxable and tax exempt real estate in Lexington, Virginia for the 2018 General Reassessment. The bid may be extended to the next General Reassessment solely at the option of the City and upon successful negotiation of project fees. This reassessment is to be effective July 1, 2018 for FY 19.

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Pavement Marking and Striping

April 18, 2017 

A Public Works crew will begin semiannual pavement marking and striping within the downtown area on Sunday April 23rd, weather permitting. It is expected the work will take 5 to 7 nights to complete. The crew will work from midnight to 8:00 AM to minimize disruption to traffic and normal business activity.

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Fire Hydrant Flow Testing and Maintenance

March 20, 2017 

On Monday 27 March, a Public Works crew will begin semiannual testing and inspection of fire hydrants throughout the city distribution system. Testing should be complete by the end of the week, but may be delayed by emergencies or weather. If delays occur the work will be completed the week of 3 April. Maintenance consists of checking all valves for proper operation and identifying leaks. All work will be performed during normal work hours, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Advertisement for Bids: Street Resurfacing

March 10, 2017 

The City of Lexington, Virginia will receive SEALED BIDS in the Office of the Department of Public Works, 890 Shop Road, Lexington, Virginia 24450, until Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM, for the “Spring 2017 Street Resurfacing Program”. This project includes 26,333 SY of City Inventory street milling and asphalt paving (nominal 2” SM-9.5A) and 7,726 SY of Non-Inventory street asphalt overlay (nominal 2” SM-9.5AL). Contingency units for undercut, #21A stone base installation, asphalt patching, #21A shoulder replacement, and installation of asphalt berms are included.

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East Nelson Street (Route 60) Drainage Improvement Project

January 10, 2017 

The City of Lexington’s E. Nelson Street Drainage Improvement project will commence Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This project involves replacing an aged, structurally deficient, and inadequate 36” storm drain with new and larger pipe. This line crosses E. Nelson Street in the vicinity of the Walker Street intersection, running from just above the Sheetz entrance to the BB&T bank across the street.

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