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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 Leslie E. Fulk Rick N. Layman Timothy S. Proctor O. Gene Nesselrodt Fred M. Olson, III Kyle D. O'Brien, Town Manager Marla W. Kline, Clerk/Treasurer Jay P. Lantz, Police Chief Anna L. Combs, Office Assistant Doug L. Puffenbarger, Water Plant Superintendent Larry "Gene" Combs, Water Plant Operator D. Randy Yankey, Water Plant Operator Randy S. Ours, Maintenance Supervisor Delmer W. Moyer, Maintenance William "Darren" Jones, Sergeant Carl "Randy" Collins, Police Officer James J. Miller, Police Officer

OFF BROADWAY

Volume 11 Summer 2005 Number 19

OFFICE HOURS

TOWN COUNCIL

Water bills will be mailed out on July 1, 2005 and are due on July 25, 2005. Don't forget that the bills may be paid at the Municipal Building or at the Broadway branches of BB&T or Farmer's and Merchants Bank. In addition, you may mail your payment to us or place it in the drop box located outside the rear entrance of the Municipal Building.

Check us out online! www.town.broadway.va.us

STAFF

TOWN E-MAIL ADDRESSES

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

Summer 2005

Mayor's Corner

Fellow Citizens: Broadway is gaining a fine reputation throughout the region for its vibrancy. Everywhere I go, people ask me about the excitement here and want to know "how did we do it?" I can only tell them that we have a wonderful community of fine citizens, a variety of growing businesses and civic leaders with new vision. We have community pride and it is contagious. This cool spring has finally given way to summer, schools are out and everyone is busy with yard work, gardens and vacations. Temperatures are high and rain is much needed. With recent new homes in town, I know many of you must be struggling to establish lawns and plants. Some older lawns are already looking dry. While I do not anticipate drought conditions this summer, we each need to be mindful of our water usage throughout the year. Our country takes for granted the availability of good water and each of us can do little things to help keep it plentiful and available. The Streetscape and Pocket Park projects are moving forward. New way-finding signs are in final design and they will be installed this summer. Initial work on the Pocket Park is in site, hopefully starting this fall. With mixed feelings I reflect on water plant Superintendent Doug Puffenbarger's upcoming retirement. I'm very proud of his 30 plus years of loyalty and dedication to our town. Proud of how he has taken care of our facility and the great condition he leaves it in. But I'm saddened to lose someone with his knowledge, integrity and skill. Doug always knew what needed to be done and he did it. Thank you, Doug for your unselfish service and best wishes for a well-deserved retirement. Thank all of you for your commitment to our town and please support our local merchants. John F. Long, Jr. Mayor

Manager's Memo

On behalf of the Town staff, I would like to publicly thank Doug Puffenbarger for the job that he has done in his thirty-four years with the Town of Broadway. Doug's last day was June 18, 2005, and he is now enjoying his much deserved retirement. Doug was extremely dedicated to the Town, and worked hard to ensure that everyone was provided quality drinking water on a daily basis. We'll miss him and wish him well in his retirement. Ross Clem has been hired to replace Doug. Ross currently works for Rockingham County, and is extremely familiar with our water plant, having worked in a part time capacity during a five year period. We're excited to have Ross as part of the team. Finally, later in this newsletter, you will find information on the new toter system for curbside trash pick up that will begin in July. We think this system will be cleaner and more efficient for all involved. In addition, it will actually be less expensive than continuing with manual pick up in the new contract. Have a great summer. Kyle D. O'Brien Town Manager

IMPORTANT!! NEW CURBSIDE TRASH PICK-UP PROCEDURES

Beginning next month (July) the Town will be providing "toters" to all residential customers to be used for trash collection, as part of the Town's new contract with Waste Management. The 96 gallon toter will be distributed to your home by either the first or second week of July. Once it's delivered, please begin using it the following week. PICK UP DATES WILL NOT CHANGE ­ IT WILL STILL BE PICKED UP EVERY MONDAY. Please note that all trash must be contained in this toter. Waste Management will not pick up any loose trash that is not in the toter. Extra toters are available for an additional $1.00 per month. Curbside recycling will not be affected by this change.

FAQ'S

Why is this change being made? It is more cost effective then manual pick-up, more efficient and provides for a neater appearance of the Town in general. When do I set my toter out? This has not changed. Trash (and recycling) will continue to be picked up on Monday. Please set you toter out no earlier then 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and no later then 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

Congratulations!

Congrats Doug Puffenbarger on a terrific 34 year career with the Town! Thanks for Congrats Doug Puffenbarger on a terrific 34 year career with the Town! Thanks for all all that youve done! that you've done!

Where do I place the toter? At the curb, or if no curb, at the edge of the road pavement. Can I get a different sized toter? Yes, the toters are also available in 64 gallon size. Please call the Town Office if you would prefer this size. Should you have additional questions regarding this new service, please call the Town Office at 896-5152.

Be Courteous!

Please pick up after your dog!

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Concert at the Middle School and Notes from the Bands...

Join us on Friday, July 1st under the flag pole in the front of JFHMS at 7:00 pm, for the third annual community "ON THE LAWN" picnic concert. The audience is invited to bring a picnic dinner,lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening of patriotic and popular music. (RCPS school rules apply, no alcoholic beverages please) Rain location is in the JFHMS auditorium, July 1, 7:00pm As you may be aware, Mrs. Paula Fair, BHS Director of Bands, was recently diagnosed with MS. BHS and JFH band members have a lot going on to show support for Mrs. Fair and the National MS Society. Recent events and fundraisers include: 1. The Band members are wearing MS "HOPE" armbands, raising over $350.00 for the National MS Society through the sale of the armbands. 2. The Band members are wearing "BAND TOGETHER against MS" T-shirts printed by Blue Ridge Tees, who is donating $1.00 per shirt to the MS society 3. The Band Boosters sponsored an MS Walk at BHS on June 4 that raised over $4800.00 for the National MS Society. We are putting out a direct challenge to the businesses in the Bway-Tville area to match that amount, so that we can submit $10,000 from the Bway-Tville community to the National MS Society. 4. We are also accepting donations toward the payment of a commissioned piece of music to pay the $1800.00 composer fee. 25% of the royalties for the piece of music will go the MS society. Any and all donations can be mailed to the BHS/JFH Band Boosters at PO Box 715 B'way, VA 22815.

Summer is here and the Broadway Community Park Pool and picnic season is well underway. Just some notes of interest for you: Pool Hours: Pool Prices: Mon ­ Sat: Sun: 11 & Over: 5-10: 0-4: Noon ­ 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. ­ 7:00 p.m. $2.50 $1.50 FREE Pool Phone # 896-9771 $1.25 $.75

After 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m.

Children 10 & under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you visit the pool on numerous occasions, you may want to ask about a pool pass. Upcoming events at the pool are themed pool parties. Dates and themes are as follows: June 25: July 16: August 13: Kids Night Family Night Teen Night Parties will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and admission will be $1.00 Community Park Board of Directors meetings will be held on July 11, August 1 and September 12. All meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center and are open to the public. The skate park will be opening soon! We're continuing fundraising efforts to replace the existing fence around the skate park and tennis court. We would like to thank everyone who has made a contribution to the Park. Without your generosity, it would be very difficult to operate our Park. Donations are always welcome to P.O. Box 453, Broadway, VA 22815, or by contacting Pam Sherman at 896-5822. Thanks again!

Broadway Farmer's Market

Come join us at the Broadway Farmer's Market from now until October ­ every Saturday morning. We're located at the intersection of Main St. and Broadway Avenue in Dr. Rellins parking lot. Now available: Strawberries, green beans, new potatoes, cucumbers and much more.

The Town of Broadway office will be CLOSED Monday, July 4, 2005 for Independence Day.

Broadway Hometown Partnership

In June Broadway Hometown Partnership celebrates its fourth anniversary. Over the past four years, BHP has put its mission of creating economic and social viability in Broadway while maintaining the Town's hometown atmosphere into true practice. There is no doubt the commitment of this community has created an undeniable force in Broadway and I am eager to lead BHP into its next phase of accomplishments. 2005 has already proven an exciting year for BHP. With the fourth Great Egg Hunt a success and the Broadway Farmers' Market well underway, we are looking forward to events this summer and fall. On Saturday July 16th BHP will host its first Dogs and Hogs Sidewalk Sale from 2-5PM. Come downtown with your motorcycle and dog and check out some great summer promotions in downtown Broadway. Later in the fall, mark your calendar for Autumn Days Craft Show on Saturday September 10th, which features nearly a hundred craft vendors, and on September 17th get ready for the best Bluegrass bands in the area at the Valley Bluegrass Festival. In October, Broadway Hometown Partnership will kick off its First Annual Golf Tournament at Shenvalee Golf Resort on Thursday October 6th. Stay tuned for more information on all these events. Events are not the only exciting things happening with BHP this year. In July the first of many Broadway murals will get underway. Carpet Tech of Virginia has graciously provided space on their building for the painting of Broadway's historic Iron Bridge. Much thanks goes out to all the dedicated volunteers who have led the way with efforts to beautify Broadway. This project is only one of the many efforts in progress making Broadway as the best place to live and work in the Valley. Through advertising campaigns, beautification efforts, business recruitment, and much more Broadway has a very bright future ahead of itself. On a personal level, I am honored to be part of this community and sincerely lucky to be given the opportunity to work with a town so enthusiastic about the future. The unity and generosity of all Broadway's community members and business owners is truly the foundation of this community. The unparalleled willingness to advance the future of Broadway is what makes it the quintessential small town and a nationally recognized success story. Dedicated committee members make all BHP's objectives a reality and we need your help too. Sign up for a committee, volunteer at an event, or make a financial gift and be part of Broadway's emergence as the community we all want and deserve. Sincerely, Annalia Glenn Executive Director

Rate Increases

Effective with the September 1, 2005 utility billing, you will notice an increase in your trash fees and sewer rates. Trash fees will be increasing from $13.00 to $18.50 per billing cycle (every two months). Sewer rates will be increasing from $2.25 per thousand gallons to $2.75 per thousand gallons. Unfortunately, it was necessary to make these adjustments due to our rising costs to provide these services. Even with these increases, Broadway continues to be below average in comparison to other local communities.

News From The Village Library

Summer Reading has started at the library. This year's theme is "Funtastic Reading". Children who register and keep track of books read during the program, will receive one "Village Buck" for each book read. Bucks may be spent in our library market, which is full of funtastic items! The market is sponsored by many generous local businesses. The library will also host activities each Tuesday and Thursday, starting June 21. Tuesday activity times are from 10:00 am - 11:30 am and are for children who have completed Kindergarten and older. Thursday activities are at 10 am for 2 year olds and 10:30 am for 3-5 year olds. Both days will feature stories, crafts and refreshments. For more information about Summer Reading at the library, call 896-1646. The Friends of the Village Library will have a fall yard sale in early September. All donations are welcome after August 9th.

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