Josephine Street Water-Sewer Construction Project

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A contractor hired by the Town of Berryville will soon mobilize in your community and begin the work required to install a new water main and a new wastewater force main.

 General Excavating Incorporated (GEI) of Warrenton, VA will begin work in your area on January 16, 2023. Pipe installation and pavement patching are expected to continue into the summer of 2023. Full pavement restoration on the street will likely occur in the fall of 2023.

Regular work hours will be limited to 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Emergency work and construction within the Norfolk and Southern right-of-way may occur outside of regular work hours.

During the project residents should expect:

  • traffic delays,
  • occasional brief traffic stoppages, and
  • occasional water service interruptions (notice will be provided for planned service interruptions).

If you have questions about this project, please contact the Town of Berryville’s Business Office at 540.955.1099 or Business Office staff will forward messages to the appropriate person, who will respond to your inquiry.


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Berryville Christmas Celebrations

There will be a Christmas filled weekend in Berryville starting Friday December 2nd at 5 p.m.

In Rose Hill Park on 31 E. Main Street. There will be a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony

with music by The Clarke County Community Band, children’s activities, and horse drawn

carriage rides. Sign-up sheet for carriage rides will be on site. Tree lighting is at 6 p.m. & winner

of the annual decorated parking meter contest will be announced.

Saturday December 3rd at noon the Clarke County Christmas parade will begin at the

Clarke County School Administrative building at 317 W. Main St. it will end the

intersection of Main St. and Chalmers Ct. After the parade Santa will meet

the children at John H. Enders Fire Company on 9 S. Buckmarsh St.

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Berryville receives Virginia funds for Main St. improvements

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced by email that 16 communities will receive a portion of more than $257,000 in Virginia Main Street grants.

The funds are to help communities revitalize historic commercial districts, expand small businesses and bolster local economies through new technology and improved marketing.

Berryville Virginia will receive $7,000 of the funding for their alley revitalization project.

The funds will help Berryville revitalize the alleyway connecting Main Street to a frequently used parking lot and businesses.

The improvements will include cleaning and painting the pavement and the addition of three park benches.

Barriers will be removed and aesthetic planters will be added.

Increased foot traffic is expected as accessibility is improved and aesthetic appeal is added.

All other communities sharing the funding are found here.

To learn more about the Virginia Main Street program and funding click here.

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Berryville announces water and sewer fee changes

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The Berryville Town Council announced changes to Water and Sewer Fees effective Thurs. Nov. 17, 2022.

There will be an increase in monthly water administrative and facilities fees from $12.34 to $18.07.

Monthly sewer administrative and facilities fees will increase from $7.22 to $9.65.

Water and sewer availability fees will increase by approximately 8 percent.

Required account deposits and meter testing fees will increase to $125 from $100 previously.

These changes were approved after a public hearing on the subject which was held on Sept. 13.

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Berryville reminds residents of low flying craft

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Berryville reiterated the warning of low flying aircraft in a news release.

The craft include low flying helicopters and the Town Government reminds residents to not be alarmed.

The project is a part of the ongoing efforts to collect data for the Virginia Department of Energy and The U.S. Geological Survey from Clarke and Frederick Counties.

The aircraft are piloted by personnel trained for low level flight at altitudes of 300 to 1,000 feet and will fly through December.

This is part of a national effort to create maps that assist in domestic exploration for mineral resources critical to national security and prosperity.

Additional information on the project is available at the U.S. Geological Survey’s website.

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71st HamFest returns to Berryville

The 71st Annual Berryville Hamfest is back this weekend at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

Gates open at 6 am with vendors starting at 8 am.

The event regularly draws 1500 people and there will be nearly 150 vendors from the HAM radio world selling all types of tools of the trade from vintage radios to the latest models.

VE Exams will be given starting at noon at the nearby Clarke County High School by the Laurel Amateur Radio Club VE Team.

Don’t forget to stick around for the raffle prizes.

For more information on the gathering, click here.

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Clarke County holds an open house for Green Master Plan

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Clarke County Government announced an open house is planned for the main meeting room on the second floor of the Berryville Clarke County joint government building Thurs. July 28.

The meeting is to view and discuss plans for the Clarke County Courthouse Green Master Plan.

The public is encouraged to attend to give input on the plan and see possible future designs.

There will be different plans to be viewed and discussed by the public regarding the courthouse grounds.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 at 101 Chalmers Court in Berryville.

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VDH confirms a rabies case in Clarke County

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A press release from Risk Communications Manager Lorrie Andrew- Spear of the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) Lord Fairfax Health District (LFHD)  warns of rabies.

The press release confirms a case of rabies in the northeast area of Berryville.

Residents are reminded to vaccinate their pets and keep up to date with inoculations.

Where the kitten that was diagnosed is no longer a threat precautions should be taken.

Residents are asked to not leave food out for strays or wild animals.

Should you or your pet be bitten, scratched or licked by an unknown animal it is best to report it to your local health department for advice.

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Berryville holds public meetings on utility projects

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The town of Berryville will hold informational meetings on three utility projects scheduled over the next two years.

The meetings will be held in the County Government Center Feb. 28 starting at 5:30 according to the town’s website.

From 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. the completion and repaving of Virginia Ave. will be discussed.

The instillation of the new water main replacement of a sewer force drain and street repaving on Josephine St. will be the topic from 6:20 to 7:20 p.m..

From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. discussion of the N. Church projects which includes new water main installation as well as sewer pump and collection system on Osborne St..

Engineers and town staff will provide overviews of each project and answer questions from the public.

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Berryville adjust election boundaries

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Berryville has announced they will make adjustments to election boundaries in accordance with the 2020 census records.

The Berryville’s website indicates that ward two will be reduced while ward one and three will be enlarged.

There will be no changes to ward four at this time.

A public hearing on the changes will be held Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Clarke County Government Center.

Public comment on the changes will be accepted through Mar. 11 by email or mail to 101 Chalmers court Berryville VA. 22611.

You can also fax a comment to (540) 955-4524.

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