Lexington City Council has decided to change the name of the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery. City Council is pledged to protect all values in the community including our history. However, a change to a name, to make us a more welcoming and inclusive community, does not change our history. If you have any name suggestions for the former Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, please complete the suggestion survey.
July 6, 2020
Proposed Multi-Way Stop
Jackson Avenue & White Street
A three-way stop sign configuration will be installed at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and White Street on Monday, July 13, 2020. The City deems this action necessary due to the intersections limited site distance and poor turning geometry. An increase in vehicular collisions at this location within the past two years substantiates this decision. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to be aware of this new signage assembly. Advanced warnings signs will be installed concurrently and will remain in place for a period of thirty days.
Should you have any questions, please call Public Works at (540) 463-3154.
In an effort to conserve funds during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has elected to omit the General Fund sponsored paving of Non-Inventory City streets from this season’s schedule. Only those streets funded through VDOT grants or State Street Maintenance dollars are included.
In many areas throughout the city we have encroaching hedges, shrubs and low hanging tree limbs growing from private property onto neighborhood sidewalks and streets. This is creating obstructions on the walkways for pedestrians and in the roadways for motorists for a line of clear sight. This problem can be more significant for elderly and handicap residents but also children who are at play and unaware of the danger. Properties located on corner lots with overgrown hedges and low hanging tree limbs are causing a safety risk to motorists and pedestrians whose clear line of sight is obstructed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lexington, VA – All City offices will now be reopened for all public functions beginning Monday, JuIy 6th. While we must all still be concerned about the COVID-19 public health threat, Lexington City offices will be open to the public for all regular transactions, public needs and services. To continue to accommodate all concerns for individual health, City employees will also be available and assist; and services will be provided by phone, internet, US mail and through a drop box at City Hall. While in City Hall visitors must exercise social distancing and wear a mask. If you do not have a mask with you, you may take one within City Hall, as you enter. Please only enter City Hall for cash payments or questions and use the dropbox, if at all possible. All items placed in the dropbox will be processed promptly and a receipt will be provided upon request.
Due to budget cuts, beginning Monday, July 6 2020, the City of Lexington will no longer be collecting recyclable materials. Your current recycling bin may be used as a trash container, but please remember to bag all trash before placing it into the container. Please contact the Public Works Department at (540)463-3154 with any questions.
Starting Tuesday, June 23, 2020, City park amenities, such as bathrooms and picnic areas, will be open to the public. Public Works will resume taking reservations for picnic areas on this date. Social distancing and PPE protocols are recommended and strongly encouraged. The cleaning of these facilities will resume at pre-pandemic efforts and frequency. Amenities are not guaranteed to be virus free. Park users should be aware of this risk and are advised to bring with them any personal sanitization equipment they deem conducive to their safety.
Friends of Rockbridge Swimming (FOR Swimming) is excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with the City of Lexington to open the Lexington Municipal Pool in a limited capacity this summer. We will strictly adhere to the Covid-19 guidelines that have been issued for pools in Virginia which limits pool use to no more than 3 people per lane.
Tuesday of this week, Governor Northam signed Executive Order 63, directing all Virginians over the age of 10 to wear masks indoors in specified locations and for specified purposes. EO 63 did not specify that the wearing of masks indoors was universally mandated. As such, local government employees in local government facilities were not included in the Governor’s Order...
New River Valley Community Services is offereing a series of webnars on Managing Stress, Caring for Self and Others during a Global Pandemic.
The deadline to register to vote in the June 23, 2020 Republican Primary is Tuesday, May 26, 2020. To register visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.
The City of Lexington Meals and Transient Occupancy Tax Returns should be submitted to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office by the due dates indicated on the forms (April 20, 2020 for March Filing,
To view the City's FY19 Popular Annual Financial Report put together by Dr. Bing Jiang and VMI Cadets Zingaro and Krauthamer visit the Finance Department page under "Annual Budgets & Financial Reports," or view it here: http://lexingtonva.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?t=79216.76&BlobID=28246.
Public Works crews will begin removing portions of the existing playground equipment at Richardson Park beginning Monday, April 20, 2020. If all goes well the contractor will begin installing the new equipment the first week of May 2020.
This report is designed to provide you with valuable information about your drinking water quality.
Due to COVID-19, we are taking actions to minimize attendance at City Council meetings. All City Council meetings will be broadcasted through our Facebook and then uploaded to the City's YouTube channel afterwards. If you are unable to view the meeting through either platform, the meeting audio is being recorded and will be posted the following day to the City’s website.
If you have information or comments related to any item on our agenda that you would like to have presented to City Council, we strongly encourage you to submit that information in writing, rather than appear at our meeting. If you wish to submit information, please submit those comments/statements by email: email@example.com, U.S. Mail: 300 East Washington Street, Lexington VA 24450 or to the City Hall dropbox (located on the back side of City Hall facing the parking lot) with City Manager written on the outside. Contact information for individual members of City Council can be found below under "Meet Your Council."
Please contact Jani Hostetter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540)462-3700, if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Park green spaces and trails, as applicable, are open to the public at present. All patrons are advised to practice social distancing of six feet or more. 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.
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.
On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the Central Business District will be blocked or have limited passage for the Christmas Parade.
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.
On October 8, 2019 the City of Lexington was recognized at the Virginia Municipal League Conference, by the HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign for the Mid-Atlantic as a HEAL Cities and Towns Campaign Member.
The City of Lexington and Rockbridge County will hold a special called joint meeting on November 13, 2019.
Pet waste stations have now been installed at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.
Public Works will spend 3 staggered weeks in each of the four sections picking up curbside leaves.
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.
Woods Creek Trail foot bridge at Ross Road will be closed Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. for paint and maintenance.
Lexington – Commissioner Karen Roundy has recently been honored at the 100th Annual Conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association by becoming one of the first localities in the Commonwealth to achieve office accreditation.
Enfield Road closed at Lime Kiln Road from Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m. until Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 5:00 a.m. for culvert repairs. Commuters must seek alternate routes through the county.
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)
Rockbridge County Administrative Building
First Floor Board Room
150 South Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
The September 12, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting will be held at Waddell Elementary School Cafeteria.
The special called Planning Commission meeting on August 29, 2019 to review a conditional use permit (CUP 2019-05) for 306 McLaughlin Street has been CANCELLED.
The City Council meeting for Thursday, August 15, 2019 has been cancelled.
The Lexington City School Board is accepting applications to serve on the school board. The term is for a three year appointment and begins July 1, 2019. Applicants can apply online by visiting the Forms & Applications page on the City’s website, www.lexingtonva.gov/gov/forms.htm, or by contacting the City Manager’s office at 462-3700. Applications are due by May 31, 2019.
Contact 540-462-3707 if you did not receive a tax bill or have a question.
May 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rockbridge Regional Library Piovano Room
Starting in early May, the Woods Creek Interceptor Improvement project will commence.
While the 12-inch water line replacement on Main Street from Houston Street to Maiden Lane is scheduled to be finished today, numerous fire, service and transverse water main connections need to be completed in the downtown area before the project is finalized.
New valve replaced after a leaking joint was found in Washington Street line.
Lexington joins Virginia communities as a designated HEAL City.
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 email@example.com to learn more.
On March 28, 2019 the public is invited to provide input on the Planning Commission's consideration of an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would consist of regulations for the keeping of chickens in Lexington.
After four and a half years as Lexington’s City Manager, Noah A. Simon will be leaving his position at the end of April.
Public notice is hereby given that the Board of Equalization for the City of Lexington will meet on the days hereafter listed for the purpose of hearing complaints of inequalities including errors in acreage.
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.
Due to recent wet weather and ground conditions, the city has, per the Contractor’s request, extended the Virginia Explosive Permit 18-001 until April 12, 2019. All of the same provisions remain in place.
Trash pick-up will occur as usual.
TAX NOTICE: Friday, March 1, 2019, is the DEADLINE for renewal of business and professional licenses.
From Carilion Clinic
The Lexington School Board has appointed Rebecca Walters as their new Superintendent.
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.
Due to winter weather conditions, City Hall will be closed on Monday, December 10, 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.
November 13, 2018
In an effort to reduce impacts to the Central Business District during the month of December
The new reassessment values went into effect July 1, 2018.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management offers instructions
The City reports the attached numbers for economic activity in the most recently reported periods.
The City of Lexington is seeking proposals for a Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) System.
Residents, Business Owners and Stakeholders Encouraged to Give Input
An Origin and Cause Report from the City of Lexington Fire Department
Check out the breakdown!
6-8PM at Lexington City Pool
New standards limit recycling of plastic to #1 and #2 ONLY
June 29, 2018
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This report is designed to provide you with valuable information about your drinking water quality.
Funding from grant to go towards Recycling Education Initiative
On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, two unrelated incidents occurred at the Kendal at Lexington construction site within City limits.
Attached is a Notice to Comply from the office of the City Manager.
Press Release attached.
Projects that involve blasting: what to expect when your home is nearby
Friday, June 8 from noon until 5PM at the Piovano Building Community Room
Keeping City events and news on your radar can help you stay informed and be aware of proposed changes that could affect you.
Notices of property values were mailed Monday, April 9, 2018.
The City of Lexington proudly presents the 2017 Popular Annual Financial Report [PAFR].
Groundbreaking Ceremony will take place on Monday, April 30th at 11 a.m.
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.
The City will use this funding to purchase and plant trees.
Do you have hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of?
A public hearing will be held at City Council's regular meeting regarding the proposed budget for FY 2019.
Lexington Public Works now collects old, broken and/or used cell phones, smartphones and tablets.
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.
Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge will use grant funds to revamp the Regional Emergency Operations Plan.
A public Kick-off Workshop will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Virginia Military Institute’s Marshall Hall.
Lexington residents can now access their water meter 24 hours a day through the City’s new web-based SENSUS Customer Portal.
At City Council's Special Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018, additional materials were handed out regarding a discussion on House Bill 824.
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.
Originally read on January 4, 2018, at City Council's regular meeting
Residents can now view the City's revenues and expenses in a whole new way.
Despite water line break issues at Waddell Elementary School, City Council will meet in the cafeteria at 8 p.m., as usual.
The City is in the process of remediating an accidental leak of about 25 gallons of diesel fuel that was discharged out of a ruptured fuel tank at the Public Works yard this month.
Office hours for the Treasurer's office are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The City of Lexington is currently conducting a general reassessment of all real property which will go into effect July 1, 2018.
The event is on November 15 from 3-5pm; free and open to the public.
What would your 7th grader do as mayor to make Lexington a great place to live?
Plus, new crosswalk markings in an effort to increase pedestrian safety.
Join us in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery to plant two new species of native trees.
A portion of Route 11 (Lee Highway) through Natural Bridge State Park in Rockbridge County is scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, through Thursday, October 5.
Flashing yellow left-turn arrow traffic signals will be installed at seven intersections from Thursday, September 28, through Thursday, October 5. The intersections are located in Rockbridge County near Lexington, Augusta County near Fishersville, and Rockingham County near McGaheysville.
The Fall 2017 Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Day will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Rockbridge County Landfill
Public Works will begin curbside loose leaf collection in the city beginning Monday, October 16, 2017.
In preparation for waterline replacement along portions of Route 60, Woods Creek Trail will be closed off in front of Woods Creek Montessori School.
View the 2017 Virginia Water and Wastewater Report here.
The City of Lexington Fire Department is happy to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Virginia Department of Health for additional doses of the drug Naloxone which is the antidote for opioid overdoses.
Lexington City Manager appointed to Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Public Safety Preparedness and Response to Civil Unrest
Lexington’s Fire Chief Ty Dickerson has been accepted by Virginia Department of Emergency Management into the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Program, “Leadership in Crises: Preparation and Performance”.
City Manager Noah A. Simon has announced today the appointment of Samuel Roman, Jr. as the next Police Chief for the City of Lexington.
The General Registrar’s office will be closed Monday, September 11, 2017 for mandated certification training. The office will reopen 9:00 AM Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
With Hurricane Irma approaching, it is important for citizens to get themselves, their families and homes prepared in the event of a natural distaster.
Join one of Lexington's boards, commissions or committees today.
Before heading to a disaster area, consider the complexities of the situation. To make the most of your efforts and assist impacted communities best, consider these tips for donating and volunteering responsibly:
This month, City of Lexington was officially accepted into the Certified Local Government (CLG) program.
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.
Click below for a fact sheet addressing frequently asked questions about glass recycling.
Washington & Lee Football coaches and players will generously offer their time and expertise to lead a Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization youth football clinic at Wilson Field on Monday and Tuesday evening next week.
The City Council work session is scheduled on August 10, 2017 and the City Council public hearing is scheduled on September 7, 2017 for the adoption of the revised Zoning Ordinance.
Scheduled work of Dominion Energy will result in the closing of a portion of N. Randolph St. from the intersection of E. Washington St. to the property of Lexington Laundry at 14 N. Randolph St.
The City of Lexington will begin residential curbside pickup of glass recycling on July 31, 2017. This implementation of glass recycling is part of an effort to increase recycling rates and overall recycling awareness in Lexington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Lexington is considering amending all Articles of the City’s Zoning Ordinance.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in cooperation with Virginia Tech’s Biological Systems Engineering Department and local involved stakeholders will host a public meeting on April 18, 2017 on a water quality study for Woods Creek.
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.
STAUNTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is performing bridge work on the Interstate 64 westbound bridge over Route 763 (Lincoln Road) and Mill Creek in Rockbridge County. This location is on I-64 between exit 56 at Interstate 81 and exit 55 at Route 11 in Lexington.
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.
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.
The playing field at Jordan’s Point Park is now closed through about 9 September 2016 to perform annual aeration