Council OKs rezoning request, arts center donation
January 18, 2017
New Market Town Council took action on two items at its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening. Council members unanimously voted to bestow a $1,000 donation to the Rouss Center for the Arts and also voted unanimously to approve a rezoning request for New Market Poultry.
New Market poultry plant seeks rezoning
January 5, 2017
New Market’s Planning Commission voted to recommend an item regarding zoning to Town Council for consideration at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening.
New Market events director leaving for Harrisonburg job
January 4, 2017
Brittany Clem, marketing and events director for the town of New Market, has decided to move on from that role to take a job for the City of Harrisonburg.
Finance and Personnel committee recommends budget amendment to council
January 3, 2017
NEW MARKET – The town’s Finance and Personnel Committee voted to recommend a budget amendment for the 2017 fiscal year at its monthly committee meetings Tuesday evening.
Elections, development mark year for area towns
December 28, 2016
With 2016 all but in the books, a review of the year’s biggest news stories in town government shows that local elections, business dealings and development were some of what topped the region’s concerns.
Students to embark on writing marathon
December 21, 2016
North Fork Middle School English teacher will take her students on a writing marathon around historic Mount Jackson and New Market sites today to inspire their writing.
Council tweaks parking, vehicle ordinances, makes appointments
December 19, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council tackled several action items at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. Among them were several appointments as well as the discussion and consideration of two parking-related amendments to the town’s code.
Committees discuss personnel, parking
December 5, 2016
NEW MARKET – The town’s Finance and Personnel Committee discussed an appointment to its Historic Overlay District Review Board and Planning Commission during committee meetings Monday evening.
Town makes appointment recommendations
November 21, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council made two appointments and one recommendation to the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors at its monthly meeting Monday night.
Town discusses vacancies, survey
November 7, 2016
NEW MARKET – At its monthly council committee meeting Monday, the town discussed three appointments to assorted boards and committees, and also heard an update from Police Chief Chris Rinker.
Personnel, survey discussion on tap at New Market meetings
November 4, 2016
An update from Jamie Bowman of the New Market Fire Department will be presented at Monday’s public safety committee meeting as well as an update from Councilman Peter Hughes regarding the status of the economic development committee’s citizen survey.
Volunteers waiting for OK to elect one of own as chief
October 27, 2016
Volunteers of Uncertainty has been something of a theme for the members of New Market Fire and Rescue ever since the retirement this summer of Gary Yew, who served as chief for the town as well as Shenandoah County.
Council OKs street sweeper, discusses economic survey
October 17, 2016
NEW MARKET – Town Council discussed a potential amendment to the town’s FY 16-17 budget to allow for the purchasing of a street sweeper at its monthly meeting Monday evening. An action item on the meeting’s agenda regarding discussion of the waiver of itinerant merchant fees for the upcoming Tis the Season event was withdrawn
Firefighters want to name volunteer as chief
October 4, 2016
NEW MARKET – The town’s fire department wants local officials to allow the department to appoint a volunteer as fire chief.
Council discusses event parking, personnel matters
October 3, 2016
NEW MARKET – The town’s finance and personnel committee on Monday discussed parking and merchant fees for the town’s Tis the Season holiday event on Dec. 3. Kelli Penstock, representing the New Market Chamber of Commerce, asked for the use of the town’s parking lot for vendor space.
Council enrolls in Municipal League program
September 19, 2016
NEW MARKET — Town Council passed a resolution allowing the town to be a part of the Virginia Municipal League’s Stairway to Success program.
Town to unveil restored monument
September 1, 2016
New Market’s veterans memorial adjacent to the former New Market School, now the New Market Community Center, has received some updates due to work by Boy Scout Andrew Stauff in his quest to attain the rank of Eagle Scout.
Town Council appoints interim fire, rescue chief
August 15, 2016
NEW MARKET – At a Monday meeting, Town Council unanimously approved the public safety committee’s recommendation to appoint Tim Williams as the town’s interim fire and rescue chief, and the finance and personnel committee’s recommendation to appoint Danny Rice to the town’s planning commission, effective immediately.
New Market panel recommends appointment, awards funds
August 9, 2016
The New Market Finance and Personnel Committee on Tuesday recommended Danny Rice to serve out the remainder of Ron Gore’s term on the town’s Planning Commission, said Chad Neese, New Market’s town planner.
New Market to vote on new interim fire chief
August 4, 2016
New Market Town Council will vote on appointing Tim Williams as the town’s interim volunteer fire chief, replacing former chief Gary Yew, who has announced his retirement.