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Altavista Makes Improvements to Eagle Trail at English Park

Issued October 2, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon D. Williams, AICP
Community Development Director
Director Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001

The Town of Altavista continues to make improvements at English Park to respond to the needs of its citizens. In response to a request made to the Town’s Parks and Recreation Committee, the town has added a turnaround at the end of Eagle Trail to address accessibility. Altavista understands that accessibility is an important part of trail development, because it is key to ensuring that trails are available to all groups, including the young, elderly and people with disabilities.

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Continuation of Free Bus Fares

Issued September 30, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Tobie Shelton
Finance Director/Treasurer 
Director Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001

Altavista, Va. – The Town of Altavista is proud to announce that bus fares will remain free through December 31st.

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Altavista Designated “SolSmart Bronze” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

Issued August 6, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon D. Williams, AICP
Community Development
Director Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001

Altavista is receiving a Bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.

This designation recognizes Altavista for taking bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Bronze designation is a signal that Altavista is “open for solar business.”

SolSmart is led by The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. More than 370 cities, counties, and small towns have achieved SolSmart designation since the program launched in 2016.

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Urban Archery Season – Town Property Hunting Program

Issued August 4, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Waverly Coggsdale
Town Manager
Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001 Ext. 102

Altavista, Va. – The Town of Altavista has allowed hunting on certain town-owned property during the Urban Archery Season for the past several years. The Town is seeking applicants for a limited number of hunting permits for the approved town owned properties; which include Dead end of 11th Street; Franklin Avenue (corner of 10th Street); and property adjacent to the Waste Water Treatment Plan on Lane Access Road. Virginia’s Urban Archery Season begins on September 5th and runs until October 4th, 2020 then begins again on January 3, 2021 and runs through March 28, 2021.

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New Benches English Park Trail

Issued: May 29, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Waverly Coggsdale
Town Manager
Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001

Town continues improvements to parks and trails

 Altavista, Va. – Three new benches recently made their debut along Eagle Trail in English Park; as the Town’s Public Works Department makes improvements.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Issued: April 30, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon D. Williams, AICP
Community Development Director
Town of Altavista, VA
(434) 369-5001, x-103

The Town of Altavista is a great place to live, work and play. And you can help us keep it that way! Community Development is working hard to make sure that Altavista is a well-kept and attractive place that meets the standards set forth by the town’s codes. By far the vast majority of our citizens keep their property in excellent shape.

With recent rains and warmer weather, we have noticed that weeds aregrowing quickly. The town wants to remind allcitizens and business owners that any plant, grass, or other vegetation of uncontrolled growth over 12 inches high is a violation of town code. Yards that are unkept may be cut by the town or its agent, after serving notice. When that occurs, the property owner is billed for the service, along with a $75 administrative fee.

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