Town of Purcellville

Town of Purcellville The official page of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia, in western Loudoun County. “Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC.
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Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants.

09/03/2020

Stay safe everyone!

Tornado Watch

Issued: 2020-09-03 15:42:00 EDT|Expiring: 2020-09-03 22:00:00 EDT

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 485 IN

EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES 13 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL MARYLAND

ANNE ARUNDEL HOWARD MONTGOMERY

PRINCE GEORGES

IN NORTH CENTRAL MARYLAND

CARROLL FREDERICK WASHINGTON

IN NORTHERN MARYLAND

BALTIMORE BALTIMORE CITY HARFORD

IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

CALVERT CHARLES ST. MARYS

IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 25 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA

ALBEMARLE CITY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE

CITY OF FREDERICKSBURG GREENE

KING GEORGE ORANGE SPOTSYLVANIA

IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

ARLINGTON CITY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY OF FAIRFAX

CITY OF FALLS CHURCH CITY OF MANASSAS

CITY OF MANASSAS PARK CULPEPER

FAIRFAX FAUQUIER LOUDOUN

PRINCE WILLIAM STAFFORD

IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA

CITY OF WINCHESTER CLARKE FREDERICK

MADISON RAPPAHANNOCK WARREN

IN WEST VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 2 COUNTIES

IN PANHANDLE WEST VIRGINIA

BERKELEY JEFFERSON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, ALEXANDRIA, ANNAPOLIS, ARLINGTON, ARNOLD, ASPEN HILL, BALLENGER CREEK, BALTIMORE, BEL AIR, BERRYVILLE, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CALIFORNIA, CAMP SPRINGS, CATONSVILLE, CHANTILLY, CHARLES TOWN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, CLINTON, COLLEGE PARK, COLUMBIA, CROZET, CULPEPER, DAHLGREN, DUNDALK, DUNKIRK, EDGEWOOD, ELDERSBURG, ELLICOTT CITY, ESSEX, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, FALLSTON, FALMOUTH, FREDERICK, FREDERICKSBURG, FRONT ROYAL, GAITHERSBURG, GERMANTOWN,GLEN BURNIE, GORDONSVILLE, GREENBELT, HAGERSTOWN, HAVRE DE GRACE,HERNDON, HUNTINGTOWN, JOPPATOWNE, LAUREL, LEESBURG, LEXINGTON PARK, LUSBY, MADISON, MANASSAS, MANASSAS PARK, MARTINSBURG, MCLEAN, NORTH BEACH, ODENTON, ORANGE, PARKVILLE,
PIKESVILLE, POTOMAC, PRINCE FREDERICK, RANDALLSTOWN, RESTON, ROCKVILLE, SEVERN, SEVERNA PARK, SHEPHERDSTOWN, SILVER SPRING, SOUTH GATE, SPOTSYLVANIA COURTHOUSE, ST. CHARLES, STANARDSVILLE, STERLING, SUITLAND-SILVER HILL, TOWSON, WALDORF, WARRENTON, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON, WESTMINSTER, WINCHESTER, WINCHESTER, AND WOODBRIDGE

Purcellville Parks and Recreation
09/01/2020

Purcellville Parks and Recreation

Here's a great back to school tip that our Vice Mayor, Mary Jane Williams, got from a teacher a Loudoun Valley High School. Do you have any tips to share? #PurcellvilleStrong

Free To-Go Meals provided by Tree of Life at the Victory House, 520 East Main Street from 5:30-6:30 pm tonight!Special g...
08/27/2020

Free To-Go Meals provided by Tree of Life at the Victory House, 520 East Main Street from 5:30-6:30 pm tonight!
Special gift for the kids, while supplies last!😉

Come on out for our FREE to-go meals this evening in PURCELLVILLE. We're looking forward to seeing your (masked) faces!

#tolministries #community #strongertogether #neighborshelpingneighbors

Congratulations to our Water Treatment Plant employees - well done!NEWS RELEASE Contact:  Jason Didawick, Public Works D...
08/26/2020

Congratulations to our Water Treatment Plant employees - well done!

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jason Didawick, Public Works Director
[email protected], (540)338-7440 ext. 220

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOWN WATER TREATMENT PLANT WINS
2019 EXCELLENCE IN GRANULAR MEDIA FILTRATION AWARD

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 26, 2020— The Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water (ODW) has presented the Town of Purcellville Water Treatment Plant with a 2019 Excellence in Granular Media Filtration Award.

The Water Treatment Plant earned the Bronze Award for achieving Virginia’s optimization goals for filtration. The performance award was attained by scoring consistently excellent performance at the Water Treatment Plant throughout 2019.

The VDH (ODW) Recognition Program each year awards water systems that have demonstrated excellence in performance and operations and for its treatment and distribution of drinking water to the public. The standards for the award involve setting and achieving goals beyond the established regulations and making a commitment to customer satisfaction.

This is the twelfth consecutive year that the Town has achieved this recognition from the Virginia Department of Health.

The Town of Purcellville treats and delivers more than 200 million gallons of water each year. There are two primary sources of water: the Town’s reservoirs, located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and wells located throughout the Town. The reservoir is considered “surface water,” which requires treatment at the Town’s Water Treatment Plant, located on Short Hill Road. The Town produces about half of its daily water use at this facility. The remaining water comes from wells located at Short Hill Mountain and throughout Town. Treatment occurs as needed at each location to ensure water quality standards are met.

In learning of the award, our Town Manager David Mekarksi said, “This award demonstrates the dedication, commitment, training and experience of our Water Department employees to ensure the very best water quality for our citizens. In evaluating the Town assets, clearly, the most valuable asset we have in Purcellville is our Town employees.”

08/24/2020
Virginia Regional Transit

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Please help us in congratulating Virginia Regional Transit on their 30th anniversary!

Virginia Regional Transit (VRT), a Transportation provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is celebrating its 30-year anniversary on August 28, 2020. VRT was founded in 1990 in Loudoun County by David Daugherty. The association was formed with one bus to provide transportation for the elderly and disabled within Loudoun County.

President and CEO, Bruce Simms, remarked: “This is a milestone for any company. This company has continued its core values as it grew from one bus to over ninety buses and provides over 750,000 rides while delivering service to over 12% of the Commonwealth of Virginia. VRT has enjoyed its success through the hard work and dedication of employees that truly care about each of our customers. We have dedicated ourselves to 30 years of being both creative and flexible to the ever-changing transit industry, and providing safe, effective solutions such as Fixed Route, On-Demand and Paratransit services. VRT continues in its long tradition of excellence in grant funded transportation for Rural areas and as a contract provider in Small Urban areas within the Commonwealth. While we look back with much appreciation for what got us to this 30-year mark, we remain focused on how transportation will change over the next few years and we will adapt to the needs for each locality we serve.”

Tree of Life
08/20/2020

Tree of Life

Tree of Life is getting ready for school! During our Tuesday night ‘to go’ meal ministry, we began registration for our virtual ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) classes that begin September 15th. If you or someone you know would like more information regarding our ESOL ministry, please call 540-441-7920.

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NEWS RELEASE        Contact:  Elizabeth Krens, Director of Financeekrens @purcellvilleva.gov; (540) 338-7093FOR IMMEDIAT...
08/14/2020
Financial Reports | Purcellville, VA - Official Website

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Elizabeth Krens, Director of Finance
ekrens @purcellvilleva.gov; (540) 338-7093

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PURCELLVILLE RECEIVES RECOGNITION FOR
EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 14, 2020 — The Town of Purcellville has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the Town’s fiscal year 2019 financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This marks the 12h consecutive year the Town has received this prestigious award.
In addition, the Town’s Finance Department received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievements for preparation of the award winning Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. The Director of Finance, Elizabeth Krens, would like to recognize Paula Hicks for her outstanding contribution to the CAFR document and the award. The CAFR document was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR.

The Town’s Fiscal Year 2019 CAFR can be found online at www.purcellvilleva.gov/cafr.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 21,000 government finance professionals in the United States and Canada.

08/12/2020

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: David A. Mekarski, AICP, Town Manager
[email protected]; (540) 338-7421

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

INTRODUCING PURCELLVILLE ROCKS—PAINTED ROCK SCAVENGER HUNT

PURCELLVILLE, Va., August 12, 2020 — The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Division is excited to introduce Purcellville Rocks, is a scavenger hunt for painted rocks in parks, trails, and other places in the Town of Purcellville. The scavenger hunt will start on Saturday, August 15 and end on October 4, 2020. Ten participants of Purcellville Rocks will win two $10 vouchers to use at any of the Purcellville businesses participating in the voucher program. A second drawing for another set of two $10 vouchers will be held for all who correctly answer the bonus question on the registration form. We encourage all to join in this fun, family-friendly activity.

Information about how to participate in the scavenger hunt is below.

1. Twenty rocks have been painted specifically for this challenge.
2. Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, from August 15 through September 28, a new painted rock will be placed in one of the parks, trails, or other public places in Purcellville.
3. A photo of the painted rock will be posted on the Purcellville Parks and Recreation page at 10 a.m. each of the days and along with a clue about where it is located.
4. Find the painted rock.
5. Take a photo holding the rock and post it in the comments section of the post on the Purcellville Parks and Recreation page for that specific rock (this is optional, but will add to the fun).
6. Find the secret unique code on the bottom of the rock and write it down. Keep track of all the codes you find to be able to register for a chance to win the prize.
7. Put the rock back in the same place for others to find.
8. Repeat for all twenty of the painted rocks.
9. Between September 28 and October 4, 2020, complete the online registration form where you will write in all twenty codes for a chance to win two $10 vouchers. Only one form may be submitted per family/household. Ten winners will be randomly drawn from submissions with all twenty codes correctly listed.
10. Answer the bonus question on the registration form for an extra chance to win two $10 vouchers.

The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Division will put out one painted rock at a time and leave those that were previously placed in their original location. By September 28, all twenty rocks will be hidden in Purcellville. The online registration form to enter all twenty codes will be available from August 15 at 8 a.m. through October 4 at 5 p.m. The link to the registration form will be available on the Events and Activities page of the Town website and posted on the Purcellville Parks and Recreation page on Monday, September 28.

Thank you to local artist Marion Esposito for painting the twenty rocks for this effort.

Be sure to check the Purcellville Parks and Recreation page for daily posts with activities, historical information, feature videos, and more, which are all part of the Purcellville Strong initiative.

08/12/2020

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: David A. Mekarski, AICP, Town Manager
[email protected]; 540-338-7421

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FRALEY v. TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE UPDATE

PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 12, 2020 — On May 22, 2020, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed the case of Fraley v. Town of Purcellville, et al., finding that the lawsuit was without merit and failed to state any claims under Virginia or Federal law. Mr. Fraley, a former police officer for the Town of Purcellville, had sued numerous defendants, including the Town, relating to his former employment. The federal court’s dismissal was without prejudice, meaning that Mr. Fraley had a right to amend his lawsuit within thirty days. Within that period, Mr. Fraley filed a Second Amended Complaint in the federal court. The Town of Purcellville and the other defendants again moved to dismiss all of the claims as unfounded and improper. On August 3, 2020, Mr. Fraley voluntarily dismissed his federal court lawsuit against the Town of Purcellville and other defendants.

The next day, on August 4, 2020, Mr. Fraley re-filed a lawsuit against the Town and other defendants in the Loudoun County Circuit Court. The new lawsuit does not contain any federal law claims. The Town denies Mr. Fraley’s allegations and will vigorously defend this new lawsuit.

08/11/2020

NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Diana Hays, Town Clerk/Executive Assistant
[email protected]; 540-338-7421

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

PURCELLVILLE, Va., August 11, 2020 — The Town would like to hear from citizens who are interested in assisting with the creation of the Town’s Community Policing Advisory Committee. Interested citizens should send an email to Diana Hays ([email protected]) to be included on the distribution list for correspondence regarding the creation of the committee.

After the committee has been formed, the Town will accept applications from citizens interested in serving on the committee.

Purcellville Police Department
08/05/2020

Purcellville Police Department

Green means go. 🚦Red means STOP. 🛑 It is National Stop on Red Week! Together, we can stop the crashes.
Spread the word with #StopOnRed2020.

NEWS RELEASE Contact:  Elizabeth Krens, Director of FinanceFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        ...
08/03/2020
Payment Information | Purcellville, VA - Official Website

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Elizabeth Krens, Director of Finance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [email protected]; (540) 338-7093


PROPERTY TAX REMINDER

PURCELLVILLE, Va. July 31, 2020 —As a reminder the Town Manager extended the 2020 property tax due date from June 5th to June 22, 2020. In recognition of the difficult financial impact of the COVID-19 emergency, the Town Manager further deferred all penalties through August 5, 2020.

All payments received after August 5th, will be subject to a 10% late penalty.

The Town offers a number of easy options for paying bills:
· Payments can be dropped in the secure 24 hour drop box at Town Hall on the south side of the building (adjacent to J Street)
· By Mail: 221 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville, VA 20132
o Postmarks by August 5th are accepted as paid on time. Payments postmarked after August 5th, 2020 will incur a 10% late payment penalty.
· Additional online payment options can be found at: http://www.purcellvilleva.gov/payments.

If you have a question about your account or need to discuss a payment plan please email [email protected] or call the Finance Dept. at 540-338-7093 Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The purpose of this policy is to provide the utility customer with a means to extend the amount of time they may pay their bill prior to service disconnect. Go to our Payment Plan page for more information.

07/31/2020

NEWS RELEASE David A. Mekarski, AICP, Town Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [email protected]; 540-338-7421


TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE BUSINESS INTERRUPTION GRANTS
COMING SOON


PURCELLVILLE, Va. July 31, 2020— The Town of Purcellville will have Business Interruption Grant applications available soon.

The Purcellville Town Council recognizes the significant economic hardship Town businesses are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the $891,932 Federal CARES Act funding received by the Town, over $600,000 has been allocated by the Town Council for the establishment of grant programs to provide support for business interruption and to support local non-profits.

Business Interruption Grants will be the first program rolled out by the Town. The support to local non-profit grant program will be introduced in early September.

To be eligible for a Business Interruption Grant, businesses must meet the following criteria:
· For-profit business, operating from a physical location within the Town of Purcellville before March 1, 2020
· Must be current on all Town taxes, licenses, and permits as of the grant submission date
· Have a maximum of 50 hourly or salaried employees
· Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 25% business interruption or loss in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
· Less than $2.5 million in annual gross receipts, for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years
· Home based businesses are eligible to apply

The grant program and webpage are under construction. We recommend interested businesses use this time to begin compiling information to demonstrate business interruption or loss in revenue, as a result of COVID-19. The application and additional information, to include grant terms and conditions, will be available on the Town website, once published.

The Town remains dedicated to providing relief and support to the local business community and we are committed to executing the Town’s Business Interruption Grants in the most expedient manner possible. More details to come.

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221 S Nursery Ave
Purcellville, VA
20132

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