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Reversion input to continue

Monday, December 9, 2013

More public discussion of reversion is expected during the Martinsville City Council meeting on Tuesday.

The city is looking at reverting from an independent city to a town in Henry County, which surrounds it. As a town, a recent study indicated, Martinsville would save up to $28 million annually because the county would take over certain government functions — including constitutional offices and possibly schools — that now are the city’s responsibility.

Public comments about reversion were heard during the Nov. 26 council meeting, and the council has allotted another comment period during its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the municipal building on West Church Street uptown.

Before the comment period, City Attorney Eric Monday will summarize the reversion process.

Other items on the council’s agenda will include hearing:

• An update from the city inspections department about planned changes in administering Martinsville’s nuisance ordinance.

• An update on the Martinsville Mustangs’ 2013 season and considering a multi-year contract with Team Cole & Associates to manage the baseball team from 2015 until 2019.

• Business from the floor.

The council will meet in closed session at 7 p.m. to consider potential appointments to local boards and commissions.


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