New Market

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.

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

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.

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.