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Posted on: October 25, 2023

October 24th Martinsville City Council meeting highlights

Council recap 10-24

Below is a summary of the October 24th Martinsville City Council meeting. To watch the entire meeting click here.

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program

The Council conducted a public hearing regarding the city's potential participation in the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. This program offers financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water-saving property enhancements, and other improvements without upfront costs, benefiting various stakeholders, including property owners and contractors.

Council table their vote in order to make changes to the ordinance. 

Stoplights in Uptown Changed to Stop Signs

The Council heard a presentation from staff discussing the possibility of converting certain signalized intersections to "ALL WAY STOP SIGNS" to enhance walkability in the city. Specific intersections were identified for this change, with a plan for a 60-day transition period and public notices. 

Click here to read the complete plan. 

Tracking and Response to Community Concerns

In past months, City Council has emphasized the importance of tracking and responding to community concerns. Staff presented a new mobile phone app developed by Spatial Data Logistics (SDL) allows residents to submit concerns and access information from various city departments.

Click here to read more about the SDL program. 

Amendment to One Ellsworth Project Contract

The City Council made amendments to the contract with the developer of the One Ellsworth (former BB&T building) project. 

Proclamations and Recognitions 

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The City Council officially recognized the month of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This acknowledgment highlights the city's commitment to raising awareness and supporting those affected by breast cancer.
  • Extra Mile Day: The City Council issued a proclamation for Extra Mile Day 2023, set for November 1, 2023. This day encourages residents to go the extra mile in their communities and make a positive impact on those around them.