Thursday, April 20, 2017

Construction Work Notice For VA Creeper Trail

Construction Work Notice:

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be conducting repair work on the Northbound and Southbound bridges of I-81 over the Virginia Creeper Trail. The repair work is scheduled to begin on Monday night, April 24th, 2017.

For the next several weeks, the repair work will take place at night from below the bridge, with periodic night-time lane closures on I-81 NB and SB as necessary.  Flaggers will be utilized on the trail to protect pedestrian traffic while bridge work is taking place.

*As a reminder the Virginia Creeper Trail is only accessible from dawn to dusk.  

Spring Compost Sale

Drug Take Back Day on 4-29-17


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

IMMEDIATE Road Closure - Colonial Road, Main Street to Old Reedy Creek Rd


A section of Colonial Road from Main Street (at TruPoint Bank) to Old Reedy Creek Road will be CLOSED to through traffic until sometime this evening for utility crews to repair a damaged power pole and line. Utility crew flaggers will be present to allow local access for residents and businesses in the closed section of Colonial Road. 

Residents on Campbell, Fulkerson, Gilliam and Mosby, and Hughes are asked to use Hassinger Street to get to Colonial Road, and Old Reedy Creek Road to get to Main Street.

May 2017 Town Council Work Session and Regular Meeting Notices

Monday, April 17, 2017

Virginia Creeper Fest on 4-29-17

United Way Yard Sale Donations

It’s time for spring cleaning…so why not donate those unwanted items to the Town of Abingdon/United Way Yard Sale. The Town of Abingdon is accepting donations for the yard sale on Plumb Alley Day. If you have items you would like to donate, contact Kim Kingsley at 276-492-2138 to make arrangements to drop your items off or to have your items picked up. When you give your items, you will receive a tax deduction receipt in return. All proceeds from the yard sale benefit United Way of Southwest Virginia and stay in Washington County, VA!

VENUE CHANGE: Town Talk With Mayor Lowe on 5-8-17

Town Talk With Mayor Lowe

* Change of venue in leiu of Town Talk, we will meet at The Community Center of Abingdon with Governor Terry McAuliffe from 5-7pm in The Virginia Ballroom, 300 Senior Drive NE, Abingdon, VA 24210. The Governor will be addressing the opioid crisis in Virginia. 

We will hold the June 12th, 2017 Town Talk at 4:30PM at Anthony’s Desserts.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Notice for Budget Work Session on 4-10-17

Town of Abingdon, Virginia New Utility Billing


Town of Abingdon, Virginia New Utility Billing

The Town of Abingdon, VA will be using a new billing format starting April 2017. The “post card” type bill will no longer be mailed to customers. The bill will now be letter sized and be mailed out in windowed envelopes. The new bill will contain more data than previously seen on the card like bills. These bills will provide useful information to customers and the new format will be easier to read. A copy of the new bill is attached below.

For more information on the new utility billing, contact Town Hall at 276-628-3167. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Agendas for the Town Council Meetings on April 3, 2017

Sustain Abingdon presents the 2nd Annual Town of Abingdon Community Garden

The Sustain Abingdon committee, which is comprised of town employees and citizens, has organized the community garden project for the second year in a row. The Town of Abingdon Community Garden will be located at Fairview Historic Homestead, 908 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA. Only twenty (20) plots will be available and the limit is one (1) per household. The 20’ x 20’ plots will be leased for $40.00. The lease price includes access to water for all gardeners on a daily basis. Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age and MUST be a Town of Abingdon resident. Planting for the community garden will begin May 1st, 2017.

If you are interested in applying for a community garden plot, pick up an application April 3- April 28, 2017. The applications must be picked up in-person on the 2nd Floor of the Town Hall (133 West Main Street, Abingdon) between 8:30AM-4:00PM. For questions about the community garden, call 276-628-3167.