New Market

Council votes to hire consulting firm

March 21, 2017

NEW MARKET – The Town Council dealt with several items at its monthly meeting Monday evening. They included a recommended appointment to the town’s Board of Zoning Appeals, approval of funds to pay for consultation related to economic development in town and the discussion of text amendments to the town code regarding the regulation of signs in New Market.

New Market marketing coordinator excited to take over

Amber Dennison

March 16, 2017

The Town of New Market has its new marketing and events coordinator and she’s one of their own. New market native Amber Dennison has taken over the role left vacant by Brittany Clem in January.

Portion of New Market survey results revealed

February 22, 2017

New Market councilman Peter Hughes revealed part of the results from his citizen survey at council’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening. He said that he was enthused by the effort put forth by the citizens of 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