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Official Newsletter of the Town of Strasburg, Virginia
October 2012
The Strasburg Signal is published monthly by Town staff to inform citizens about town programs, services, and events.
Your feedback is welcome. Please fill out the comment section below and return to the Town Office at 174 East King
Street, PO Box 351, Strasburg, VA 22657, or call (540) 465-9197, or email [email protected]
DEPARTMENT SPOTLIGHT:
Police Department
The Strasburg Police Department is dedicated to
providing excellent police service. Through positive
community partnerships and collaborating with
citizens, the Department strives to reduce crime,
create a safe environment, build trust, and enhance
the quality of life in the community. The Department
offers many services including: Women’s Self
Defense, School Resource Officer, Child Seat
Installation,
Crime
Prevention
Inspection,
Neighborhood Watch, and, most recently, Business
Watch. You can now register for Business Watch
online by going to the Town website
http://strasburgva.com and selecting Business
Watch Registration under the Departments menu.
Introducing the Police Department staff and
officers serving you:
Chief Tim Sutherly
Major Jerome Robinson
Captain Carroll Wilkin
Investigator Larry Crum
Narcotic Investigator (1)
Lt. Jason Ford
Sgt. Darren Miller
K9 Officer John Magdenic
Officer Stephanie Little
Officer Matt Troxell
Officer Kory Dodd
Pat Pingley (Senior
Administrative Assistant)
Charlene Hodson
(Administrative Assistant)
Lt. Robert Conner
Sgt. Chris Dodson
Officer Amy Atkison
Officer Larry Lineweaver
Officer Steven Wetzel
Officer Matthew Spiker
FALL LARGE ITEM REFUSE COLLECTION –
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12
The Fall large-item collection will take place on
Friday, October 12 in conjunction with the weekly
trash collection. Items placed for collection cannot
exceed 50 pounds in weight and the following
items are excluded: appliances, motor oil, metal
objects, paint, tires, chemicals, and pesticides.
Brush and tree limbs may be placed for collection,
but must be bundled not to exceed four feet in
length and three inches in diameter. If you have
any questions about large item collection, please
call the Town Office at (540) 465-9197.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION
The Department of Public Works will be collecting
yard waste September 24 through November 30, or
by the first snow fall. The Department has received
a number of comments and questions regarding the
new collection procedures and answers the
following frequently asked questions:
In what type of bag can yard waste be placed?
Any bag (plastic or paper) less than thirty (30)
gallons is acceptable. If you have large branches,
please reduce the branches to no longer than five
(5) feet in length.
Why are citizens being asked to bag their leaves?
Due to aging equipment and the rising cost of fuel,
staff is finding ways to extend the life of equipment
and reduce the amount of money spent on fuel.
Having citizens bag their yard waste will assist the
Town in reducing costs.
What do I do with my bagged yard waste?
Bags should be placed at the curb each Monday
morning by 7:00 a.m. The Town will pick up the
yard waste by Wednesday of each week.
HOMETOWN HARVEST FESTIVAL &
GHOST TOURS
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 20…for
Strasburg’s Hometown Harvest Festival & Ghost
Tours! The Harvest Festival will be from 3 – 6 p.m.
at the Town Hall parking lot, 174 E. King St., with
free, fun activities for the whole family. Ghost
Tours will take place from 6 – 10 p.m., with 10
stops beginning and ending at the Hotel Strasburg.
Explore and learn about our Town’s ghostly history!
Tickets for the Ghost Tour will be $3 in advance,
available at the Strasburg Town Office, and $5 on
the day of the event at Hometown’s Festival Tent or
the Hotel Strasburg. Children under 5 are free and
13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, please visit:
www.hometownstrasburgva.com or
www.strasburg va.com or
call (540) 465-8793
All events will take place rain or shine.
STRASBURG RECYCLES! UPDATE
As you know, the Town has set a goal to recycle
400 tons of material by July 2013. Since July 1,
over 45 tons of recyclables have been collected.
sewer system. Residents will be notified with a
flyer prior to smoke testing in their area. Questions
should be directed to the Department of Public
Works at 540-465-3025.
ART SHOW CONTINUES AT TOWN HALL
Laura Sherril, a self taught artist with a vivid
imagination, is the featured artist for the month of
October. Ms. Sherril began her artistic journey
designing tattoos, but after purchasing her first
paintbrush and canvas, tattoos became a thing of
the past. Her best work is completely spontaneous
and she views art as a reflection of self, not only
the artist, but the collector as well. In addition to
being an artist, Laura has served her country as a
Captain in the Army National Guard for the past 12
years.
The exhibit is open to the public from 8 a.m. – 5
p.m., Monday through Friday with an artist
reception on Tuesday, October 9, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
in Strasburg
Wednesday, October 31
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
What can I recycle?
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Aluminum cans, metal food & beverage cans
Glass bottles and jars, cereal & food boxes
Milk & juice cartons, plastic bottle & jugs
Wide-mouth plastic
containers
Mixed paper,
newspaper, office
paper, & junk mail
Paperback books,
magazines, phone
books, & catalogs
Aluminum foil & trays
Empty aerosol cans, rigid plastics
Cardboard boxes & pizza boxes
SANITARY SEWER SMOKE TESTING
In conjunction with the Wastewater Treatment Plant
upgrade (construction beginning spring 2013), the
Department of Public Works is trying to identify
sources of Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) into the
sanitary sewer system. These sources may include
residential sump pumps and roof drains. Town
Code states that, “no person shall discharge or
cause to be discharged any stormwater,
groundwater, roof water, subsurface drainage, or
cooling water, or unpolluted process waters to any
sanitary sewer.” To assist in identifying sources of
I&I, staff will conduct smoke testing of the sanitary
OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
1 - Town Council Work
20 – Hometown
Session & Public
Harvest Festival &
Hearing, 7 p.m.
Ghost Tours, 3 – 10
p.m.
9 - Town Council
25 – ARB, 5 p.m.
Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
15 - Council Work
31 – Trick-or-Treating,
Session, 7 p.m.
5 – 8 p.m.
23 - Planning
Commission
Meeting, 7 p.m.
Strasburg Volunteer Rescue Squad Fundraiser
GUN RAFFLE LOTTERY
Ticket $20.00 Each - 40 Chances to Win Per Ticket
For tickets or more information, call: 540-325-6479
CITIZEN COMMENTS: (Please return to Town of Strasburg,
PO Box 351, 174 East King Street, Strasburg, VA 22657)
CONTACT INFORMATION: (In case follow up is necessary).
Name:________________________________________
E-mail:_______________________________________
Phone #:______________________________________