Councilman Joel Grewe

Councilman Joel Grewe Christie’s husband, father of three, Generation Joshua Director, Councilman. For official matters: [email protected]

The Purcellville Police Department is conducting a survey open to all Town of Purcellville residents as well as business...
01/28/2020
Police Department Resident & Business Survey 2020

The Purcellville Police Department is conducting a survey open to all Town of Purcellville residents as well as business owners and their employees. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback from residents and businesses about crime, quality of life issues, and opinions about the department’s effectiveness of law enforcement services provided.

They are asking the members of the community for five or ten minutes of their time to complete the survey. The results will be used to enhance policing services and to direct the department as they strive to provide the most responsive, cost-efficient, and professional police services possible.

Please complete the survey by Friday, February 21, 2020. The survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPDsurvey2020

01/10/2020
Town of Purcellville

Reminder, trash pickup in Purcellville is tomorrow!

As a reminder, trash and recycling pick up for Town residents is tomorrow. Please have your items curbside this evening to ensure pick up.

01/07/2020
Town of Purcellville

Change of schedule for trash pickup due to weather.

3:30 PM TRASH UPDATE - American Disposal has made the decision to reschedule trash and recycling pick up to Saturday, Jan. 11. Please have your items out Friday evening to ensure pick up. THERE WILL BE NO TRASH OR RECYCLING PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8.

If you are heading to the parade tomorrow the start time has been moved back by one hour. Hope to see you there!
12/13/2019

If you are heading to the parade tomorrow the start time has been moved back by one hour. Hope to see you there!

The start time for the Christmas in Purcellville Parade, scheduled for tomorrow, December 14, will be delayed one hour, starting at 1 p.m. This delay is in consideration of the anticipated volume of rain expected to move through the area tomorrow mid-day.

As a result of the delay in the parade, minor modifications have been made to Santa’s schedule:
• Pictures with Santa at the Train Station will be from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 2:00 to 3:00 PM
• Santa will be available at the Tabernacle 4:00 to 6:00 PM for pictures.

As a reminder, there are several other holiday festivities in Purcellville on Saturday, December 14. At the Purcellville Train Station, there is an ornament workshop and tree decorating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Bush Tabernacle, there is the Christmas Market from 1 to 8 p.m., along with the Lego train display, face painting, food, local drinks, and live performances. Additionally, on both Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, the Holiday Lights Tours start at 6 p.m. from the Bush Tabernacle.

11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day, with friends and family reflecting on the many great and wonderful blessings we have been given.

If you are not familiar with the history of Thanksgiving as a holiday in the United States it was first proclaimed by George Washington. As a lover of history, I'm including the text of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving below.

By the President of the United States of America.
A Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be—That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks—for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation—for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war—for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed—for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted—for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.

and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions—to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually—to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed—to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord—To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us—and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New-York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789. - George Washington, President of the United State of America.

11/12/2019

WATER LINE BREAK ON S. 20TH STREET

PURCELLVILLE, VA. November 12, 2019—

The Town of Purcellville is currently repairing a broken water line on S. 20th Street between Willie Palmer Way and A Street. Work is currently underway and will continue until the water break is repaired.

Expect delays on S. 20th Street. Please use caution when approaching the working crews and only pass when safe and legal. Residents are asked to be aware of work zones, drive with caution, watch for turning or stopping vehicles including construction equipment, and to be alert for changes in traffic patterns.
Flagging operations are in place. One lane of traffic will be open for traffic flow at all times, unless the location of the water break requires closing the road completely.

Town Council is expected to discuss the data breach issue at our next meeting on Tuesday. My priority is to ensure the s...
11/11/2019
Purcellville Town Council holds emergency session regarding data breach

Town Council is expected to discuss the data breach issue at our next meeting on Tuesday.

My priority is to ensure the safety of our town, it’s residents, businesses, visitors, and employees. It is a tragedy that this has occurred. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have and I’ll do my best to have them answered for you.

Fixing this mess is a long road but I am committed to seeing it through.

https://www.loudountimes.com/news/purcellville-town-council-holds-emergency-session-regarding-data-breach/article_33d824a0-04a3-11ea-a1f5-0b2d3223e9eb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0ED4ffxNksCQYeQ-1GgafSfH9Iz5CatnBVskdd5FheFvpCBUFTlnH2ag8

Purcellville Town Council held an emergency session Saturday afternoon to discuss letters that were recently received by about 1,800 people informing them of a data security breach in the Town

11/10/2019
Town of Purcellville

Information regarding the data breach letters that came out last week.

The data breach occurred in 2017, prior to my election, and it has taken some time to determine the scope of information as well as the legal requirements the town must manage.

The information was taken by a now former town employee as part of the initial botched investigation of the chief of police and is now claimed to be held by a criminal. That being said we have no direct evidence to prove that claim. The initial botched report was later repudiated as improper and utterly unreliable. As more information is available I’ll be sure to share it.

My priority is to ensure the safety of our town, it’s residents, businesses, visitors, and employees. It’s a tragedy that this has occurred but I am pleased that the correct remedies are being pursued.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have and I’ll do my best to have them answered for you.

Fixing this mess is a long road but I am committed to seeing it through.

The Town of Purcellville takes the privacy and security of all information entrusted to it very seriously.

A limited number of residents may have received a letter on a facsimile of Town stationary advising you of a data breach regarding an unauthorized individual that may have accessed a thumb drive containing a copy of an employee’s email account, which may have resulted in unauthorized access to a limited amount of personal information. This data breach is a consequence of the events of 2017. We assure you that this letter is legitimate.

This letter has been sent out on behalf of the Town by its contractor (a data security law firm working in conjunction with a data mining company) to notify potential impacted individuals, and to provide them with resources to protect their personal information.

Your comments and questions should be directed to the team of dedicated and confidential professionals, as indicated on the letter you may have received.

Council held an emergency meeting today to discuss and consolidate information relating to the data security incident. We will be issuing a News Release tomorrow that will contain more information.

11/05/2019

Today is Election Day 2019! We have the freedom and privilege to guide our future. Please take the time to go vote.

6-2 World Series Champions!
10/31/2019

6-2 World Series Champions!

FYI if you are around Patrick Henry College in October 10th.
10/01/2019

FYI if you are around Patrick Henry College in October 10th.

Active Threat Drill in Purcellville October 10, 2019

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) will be holding a full-scale, emergency drill on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in and around Patrick Henry College in Purcellville.

The exercise will focus on emergency response to an active threat on campus in collaboration with local public safety partners, local area hospitals and Patrick Henry College staff and security. The goal of this exercise is to assess the readiness of all of our public safety agencies to assure a coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery in the event of a major incident here in Loudoun County.

There will be significant law enforcement, fire and emergency service present during the exercise. In order to avoid any concern, panic or confusion, all agencies are working together with the Town of Purcellville to ensure that the public is notified ahead of time. Variable message boards will be placed in the immediate area leading up to and on the day of the exercise. Additionally, messages will be issued via social media, Nextdoor, and Alert Loudoun. Please be advised the exercise is closed to the general public.

During the exercise, law enforcement will be located at the entrance to Patrick Henry College off of Berlin Turnpike and strategically located around the immediate area to assist with any traffic delays. Staging areas for drill participants include other locations in the Town of Purcellville.

In addition to LCSO and LC-CFRS, local agencies participating in the exercise include Purcellville Police Department; Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg VA; Virginia State Police; Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office, Inova Loudoun Hospital; Inova Loudoun Hospital Lansdowne; StoneSprings Hospital Center, Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management; Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services; and Air Care Helicopter Medevac service.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Purcellville,Va.

It was an honor to be included as one of Loudoun's 40 under 40 for 2019.  Thank you so much! The event on Wednesday was ...
09/15/2019
Loudoun 40 Under 40

It was an honor to be included as one of Loudoun's 40 under 40 for 2019. Thank you so much! The event on Wednesday was marvelous and it was great to meet young leaders from across Loudoun County and hear what they are accomplishing!

Meet the 2019 class of Loudoun 40 Under 40. Find their profiles in today's Loudoun Times-Mirror, and online here:

09/12/2019
Ted Greenly, Purcellville Town Council

The Purcellville community is magnificent!

I wanted to share this story posted by Anthony Theodore on a separate FB page.

Small town living at it’s finest!

“Today, as with at least one day every week since I opened the Mod Pizza in Purcellville 16 months ago, Scott Payne(owner of ChikFilA) totally brightened my day. What started out as a day off very quickly turned into a rough day dealing with a sewer line back up and having to be closed. At dinner time I called Scott to get a nugget tray for my crew that had been cleaning up all day because I didn’t see a line at the drive thru and figured it would be no problem. A half hour later I walk in to pick it up and not only are both drive thru lanes backed up but the inside packed with families. And there’s Scott running the whole show with a smile on his face and at least 35 my pleasures in about 10 minutes. Not only did he throw in a large fry for every single crew member I had working but a milk shake as well. Hats off to you Mr Payne, you’re a great dude and and you run a great restaurant!!! I strive to be better every day due to your positivity and your hustle. Thanks for always looking out for us pal!!!”

Let’s hear it for these two local business owners!

Yesterday it was an honor to be part of the remembrance ceremony marking 18 years from that fateful day.  ABC 7 (https:/...
09/12/2019
Town of Purcellville pays tribute with 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Yesterday it was an honor to be part of the remembrance ceremony marking 18 years from that fateful day.

ABC 7 (https://www.facebook.com/wjlatv) news did a marvelous job covering the event.

https://wjla.com/news/local/purcellville-pays-tribute-with-remembrance-ceremony?fbclid=IwAR2du5215xt9a36oaWzBB66w0gBettoVp05rB5HQlpXiVTq3XLaF6ubte4g

Communities across the country took time on Wednesday to mark the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. In the Town of Purcellville in Loudoun County, the annual remembrance ceremony includes a special connection to Ground Zero. The town's First Responders Monument was dedicated in....

Loudoun Times-Mirror
08/20/2019
Loudoun Times-Mirror

Loudoun Times-Mirror

" ... look around and enjoy it, but when the first pitch is thrown, let's get down to business and do the same things as we do back at home."

08/13/2019
Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company

When the men and women who put their lives on the line for us pass away, it is our privilege to remember them and honor their sacrifice. Purcellville has lost a hero, our thoughts and prayers to the Chiefs family and friends. His watch has ended, and with somber hearts other hero’s now take it from here.

Godspeed, you are in our prayers.

https://www.facebook.com/111592419275/posts/10157999425324276?s=560438760&sfns=mo

Good Evening Everyone,

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass on to all of you the news that this afternoon,
Assistant Chief Aerts "Buddy" Colby passed away suddenly and completely unexpectedly. Currently, words can not express the loss that we have experienced.

Future information will be released as soon as it is received.

A combination of some of the best of Purcellville!
07/15/2019

A combination of some of the best of Purcellville!

On this hot July day, our officers engaging in a bit of community policing and keeping cool this afternoon enjoy a cold lemonade🍋 from some local youth entrepreneurs.

Remember to stay hydrated and relax in a bit of shade on these sweltering July days. 🌞

Happy Independence Day!We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by...
07/04/2019
Fourth of July – Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Selections from the Declaration of Independence.

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th

The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day

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Joel Grewe has lived and worked here in Purcellville for more than a decade.

He is comfortable with whipping up budgets, organizing teams, and keeping stakeholders informed—skills he’s picked up from his work as a director in a national nonprofit.

Joel has also served on his HOA board as needed since 2011. He and his wife, Christie, spend their days staying one step ahead of their three boys.

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