Alert:  Please be cautious in and around the parking lot (Between the library and the Train Station) off Washington Street, due to a contractor in the area replacing the roof on the U.S. Post Office on Broad Street. This project is expected to last approximately two weeks.

George Sandridge Promoted to Main Street Coordinator

Issued Feberuary 1, 2021
For Immediate Release

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

The Town of Altavista, in conjunction with Altavista On Track, is pleased to announce the promotion of George Sandridge, as Altavista’s new Main Street Coordinator. Sandridge began the post full-time on Monday, February 1, 2021. His office will be located within the J.R. “Rudy” Burgess Building (Town Hall) at 510 7th Street. 

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Planning Commission to Receive Public Comment

Issued December 21, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Sharon Williams
Community Development Director
(434) 369-5001

The Town of Altavista Planning Commission will be receiving public comment on the Source Water Protection Plan at its January and February 2021 meetings. The plan identifies potential sources of contamination in the source water and provides a means to educate the public on how they can take action to prevent such contamination. Individuals can access the plan by visiting: https://www.altavistava.gov/images/Documents/planningAndZoning/Altavista-SWPP-2020.pdf

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Changes in Utility Rates - December 2020

Issued November 11, 2020
For Immediate Release

Contact: Tobie Shelton
Town Clerk
(434) 369-5001

Altavista, Va. – Water and sewer rates will be increasing, 8% and 4% respectively effective December 1, 2020. 

Town Council remains focused on securing funding for the approximately $40 million of needed improvements for water and wastewater facilities, treatment, distribution, and water collection services over the next 25 years. This increase represents the third increase of a five-year plan. The first increase took effect December 1, 2018.

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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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