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OFF BROADWAY

Volume 14 Fall 2008 Number 23

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Fellow Citizens:

Mayor's Corner

Manager's Memo

As we move into fall, there are several substantial projects that we're working on that will continue through the fall and winter months. Of course our largest project continues to be the wastewater facility. We've recently completed mutually successful negotiations with New Market, who will also be Broadway's customer, in addition to Timberville, Pilgrim's Pride and Cargill. New Market is currently performing their engineering work to construct a pump station and force main that will transport their wastewater to our facility. In addition, we have submitted final plans and specifications to DEQ for the proposed upgrade to the facility. We plan to bid the project in early November and anticipate awarding the contract in December, with construction slated to last approximately eighteen months. In conjunction with the upgrade at the facility, we're also currently undergoing a comprehensive review of the Town's sewage collection system, as mandated by our consent decree with the state. This consists of manhole inspection, flow monitoring and smoke testing. The manhole inspections and flow monitoring are nearly complete, but the smoke testing will begin the week of October 27 and will continue for approximately two weeks. If we will be doing smoke testing in your area, you will be notified via a door hanger. Another project that is underway is the interconnection of the Early Drive water line. This line will cross Rte. 42 then continue along Early Drive, crossing Linville Creek and connecting with the line that is already in place that continues to Sunset Drive. This will greatly enhance the fire flow along the southern portion of town. This project will also encompass extending water and sewer lines to the new building that is currently under construction at Broadway Metal Works. This project will be completed no later than the middle of December. Have a great fall, Kyle D. O'Brien Town Manager

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. It's hard to believe fall is already here. It's certainly a busy time with sports, festivals and the pending holiday season. I want to take this opportunity to thank Whit Grandle and Shannon Orebaugh for their dedicated service to the Planning Commission. Both have served on the Commission for over eight years and have recently completed their second full term. Dale Showalter and Tom Buskirk will be filling these seats, and we look forward to working with them as well as we look ahead. Speaking of looking ahead, one of the Town's high priority project that we continue to monitor is the replacement of the West Springbrook bridge. I'm pleased to report that the construction schedule has not changed, and engineering is continuing. It is anticipated that a public hearing will be held in March where the final plans will be presented and the public will have the opportunity to comment. As part of the project, a multi-use trail is proposed to be incorporated from Main Street to Early Drive that will cross the old iron bridge. More information will be presented in advance of the public hearing. As always, I thank you for your comments, advice and continued support. John F. Long Jr. Mayor

HalloweenFest

Thursday, October 30, 2008 4 pm ­ 7 pm, downtown Broadway

Don't miss the 8th annual Halloweenfest, with trick-or-treating downtown and games and prizes at the Municipal Building. Again this year Main Street will be closed from Broadway Avenue to Lee Street (Rte. 259) to provide for a safe environment.

The Town has an ordinance that requires all residences to have their house number clearly displayed on the front of their house. This is for your protection so that in the event of an emergency, responders will be able to locate your residence as quickly as possible.

Did you know?

Classes are forming for the fall season. We are currently offering ballet, karate, fitness, basket weaving, and photography. Call the center at 896-2824 for more information. Rooms are available for rentals. Book now for birthday, Halloween, family gatherings and Christmas parties!

Plains District Community Center:

Personal Property and Real Estate tax bills will be mailed this fall. Just a reminder that payment is due December 5, 2008 and must be received by this date in order to avoid penalty and interest. Payment may be made by mail, in person or by placing in the drop box at the Municipal Building.

2008 Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills:

NOTES FROM BHP:

Doesn't the brisk air feel wonderful? The leaves are beginning their journey to the marvelous miracle called Fall Color. I don't know about you, but I function better in Fall. No more sweaty, red-faced work details ­ I wish that all of BHP's Events could be held in Fall. I have mixed thoughts while writing this note to you. First, I am proud of the accomplishments that Broadway Hometown Partnership has made these past Spring and Summer Seasons. We added so many more events to our program, both great and small. And I am hearing wonderful feedback from those of you that took the time to come out and explore what we had to offer. The absolute best feedback for me is those young children that greet me on the street or grocery store with a loud "Hi" and "I know you!" and especially when there is a "high five" or a "hug" involved. It is then that I know why I love my job and that I have succeeded. My other thoughts are for all of you that have missed the opportunity to enjoy yourselves, your families, and your friends/neighbors while taking part in a community activity that was fun, safe, free and new. It was my early goal to offer an environment that would present a variety of local entertainment while keeping costs to you low. When I hear the statements "I didn't realize".... or "I didn't know about"...or "I wish I would have come to"..., it is then that I feel that I have failed you in some fashion. But being the Eternal Optimist that I am, I just know that I will see more of

you soon. Watch out for details and events listed in the North Fork Journal. In the meantime, who can turn their head away from HALLOWEENFEST? Now, I do not know how you will "see" me at HALLOWEENFEST, as my cat costume has become a little frayed. Therefore I am on the lookout for something new. Perhaps a Witch? But you will recognize (as will the kids) the games, food, treats and the Infamous Fortune Teller. PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER, THAT THIS YEARS HALLOWEENFEST WILL BE HELD THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN. PLAN ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30TH FROM 4:00 ­ 7:00 P.M. Lastly, I had a thought last night. Just like Halloween, that's always scary! But this is my thought. If you like what we offered so far this year (Great Egg Hunt, Geranium Sale, Kids Fishing Day, Broadway Barks, Music in the Park, Dancing with Karen, Chickenstock 5K Race, Chickenstock Community Picnic, Autumn Days Craft Show, and soon Halloweenfest) perhaps you can show your appreciation. Here's the big part of the thought......the Town of Broadway uses a census that indicates that we have 3,300 residents. If each resident donated $1.00 ­ just $1.00 ­ to Broadway Hometown Partnership, we would be able to offer even greater Events for you and your families to enjoy. We are a non-profit organization and a great deal of what we do is based on the funds that we raise. So what do you say? Are you with me? Can you do it? My optimistic self says you can! Being a town resident, I have written the first check. Take care and remember to stop by and say hello!

School is back in session, the leaves are starting to change and there is a chill in the air. Summer is always the peak time at the library and the fast pace is harried but fun. Fall brings a little bit of a slow down but great things as well. The library system is now in the midst of our second annual Big Read, an event designed to have our entire community come together to read and discuss a classic tale. The project is part of a nationwide initiative, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts. This year's featured book is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. The library system will be giving out 4,000 free copies of the book and having lots of special events including showings of the PBS Mark Twain documentary and a reading in Grand Caverns. If you have not already picked up a copy, a limited number of books will be handed out at the Broadway Fall Festival. We are also looking forward to upcoming community wide events, as we participate in Broadway's HalloweenFest and host our annual open house during the town tree lighting. During HalloweenFest, we will be handing out candy and bookmarks and on the night of the tree lighting we will have hot cocoa and cookies. Join us both nights for a great time gathering as a community, meeting neighbors, enjoying treats and exploring the library.

VILLAGE LIBRARY NEWS

As always, the library is the place to come for accelerated reader books for school, research, videos, audiobooks, fun reads and much more and the best part of all -- it's FREE. Stop by and visit us at 113 S. Central St., Broadway or give us a call at 896-1646.

Greetings, From the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department.

BROADWAY FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS

As fall and winter approach, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the home fire season is upon us. Now is a good time when you set your clocks back for daylight savings time to replace you smoke detector batteries as well. Also, we would like to remind you that about this time of the year we conduct our annual fund drive. Expect to receive a letter from the Department asking for your continued support by means of your financial contribution. We understand that with the economic times we all are facing, it may be a stretch of your resources, but please remember that all of the equipment and services we provide are ultimately supported by your kind generosity. Some of you may be aware that the Town of Broadway is currently in the process of upgrading the water system on the southwest section of Broadway, by means of a larger connection line that will allow for more water flow and pressure. After this has been completed all of the remaining fire hydrants in that section will be pressure and flow tested. You may already have noticed that fire hydrants in the town are being painted various colors on top. This is a result of the pressure and flow testing conducted by town employees and fire/rescue personnel this past spring and summer. The color coding is in direct response to criteria established by the National Fire Protection Association standard 291. These codes help your local fire department in determining the potential quantity of water available from a given fire hydrant. Being a national standard it also helps in the event other Fire Departments are assisting us on a large fire or if they might be responding in our place due to filling our station. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact The Town of Broadway or Fire Department. Sincerely, The Broadway Volunteer Department

RESCUE: P.O. Box 666, Broadway, VA 22815, 540-896-7995 FIRE : P.O. Box 271, Broadway, VA 22815, 540-896-5101 , 540-896-3008 (fax)

BROADWAY HIGH SCHOOL

2008 Fall SPORTS SCHEDULE

All schedules subject to change. Contact the school for updated information. (540) 896-7081.

Volleyball Place A H A TBA Time 7:30 7:30 7:30 TBA Date 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/23 10/28 11/1 11/3 Opponent Fort Defiance Waynesboro Harrisonburg Spotswood Turner Ashby Mass. District Tourn. Reg. 3 Tournament Place A A H A A BHS TBA Time 6:00 5:30 6:00 6:00 6:00 11:00 TBA

Varsity Football Date 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 Opponent Harrisonburg Spotswood(SN) Turner Ashby Region 3 Playoffs

Freshman Football Date 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 Opponent Harrisonburg Spotswood Turner Ashby Stuarts Draft Place H A H H Time 6:00 5:00 5:00 6:00 Cross Country Date 10/15 10/21 10/30 11/8 Place Tri @ Central Mass. District Meet @ HHS Region 3 Meet @ W. Cave CC AA State Meet @ G. Meadows Time 4:30 TBA 3:30 TBA

Cross Country Date 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/8 12/15 2/7 Place @ Spotswood @ Broadway @ Robert E. Lee @ Stuarts Draft @ Rockbridge @ Waynesboro @ Harrisonburg @ Turner Ashby @ Fort Defiance M.D. Comp. @ HHS Region III @ SDHS Time 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 TBA

Competition Cheer Date 10/13 10/8 10/25 11/1 Opponent Mass. Challenge BHS Cheer Invite Mass. Dist. Comp. Reg. 3 Cheer Comp. Place TAHS BHS SHS SHS Time 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00

Town of BROADWAY

Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30 (540) 896-5152 116 Broadway Avenue P.O. Box 156 Broadway, VA 22815 John F. Long, Jr. (Mayor) George T. Dowrey, III Betty F. Fitzwater Richard E. Fulk Rick N. Layman Timothy S. Proctor O. Gene Nesselrodt Kyle D. O'Brien, Town Manager Marla W. Kline, Clerk/Treasurer Jay P. Lantz, Police Chief Cindy P. Shifflett, Administration Assistant Charles L. Smith, Water Plant Superintendent Ross Clem, Project Manager Larry "Gene" Combs, Water Plant Operator Andy L. Sherman, Water Plant Operator John E. Coffman, Wastewater Plant Superintendent Ray A. Mohler, Wastewater Plant Operator Lee W. Grieco, Wastewater Plant Operator Randy S. Ours, Maintenance Supervisor D. Randy Yankey, Maintenance Delmer W. Moyer, Maintenance Carl "Randy" Collins, Sergeant James J. Miller, Police Officer Chad F. Good, Police Officer

OFFICE HOURS

TOWN COUNCIL

Don't forget to vote, Election Day, November 4 at the Fire Hall!

STAFF

Holiday Lighting Event:

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, December 3, 3008 for the Town's Annual Holiday Lighting Event! The event will once again be held in the J. Frank Hillyard Gardens beside the Municipal Building, with performances by area school choral groups and bands.

Town Manager: [email protected] Clerk/Treasurer: [email protected] Police Chief: [email protected] Water Plant: [email protected] Wastewater Plant: [email protected]

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