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    On Monday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 900 Church Street, Mayor Joan Foster and Vice Mayor Treney Tweedy will deliver the 2018 State of the City Address. The public is cordially invited to attend.

    This year, Mayor Foster and Vice Mayor Tweedy will recognize five citizens for outstanding community service work. The 2018 recipients of the Mayor’s Award of Excellence are Tyeast Blanding, Chris M. Boswell, Douglas H. Pugh, II and Jeff and Sally Schneider.

    On Monday, February 26, the 200 block of Eighth Street (between Church Street and Main Street) will be closed from 1:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in order to rehabilitate a sanitary sewer line. 

    Access to the Trost parking deck on Eighth Street will be maintained at all times, but all through-traffic will be restricted.  Additionally, emergency vehicles will not have access to Eighth Street during this time.

    Water and sewer service will not be affected by this project. 

    On Saturday, March 24 at 9:00 a.m. at Peaksview Park, 170 Ivy Creek Lane, the annual Lighten Up Lynchburg: 5K Walk/Run to Fight Obesity event will take place.  The event will be hosted by the Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC), a group comprised of students from E. C Glass, Heritage, Virginia Episcopal and Holy Cross High Schools, working to raise awareness about obesity.

    Riverside Runners will time the race, and there will be trophies for the top finishers in various categories as well as a medal for every participant.

    Beginning today, Wednesday, February 21 and continuing for approximately one week, the 800 block of Jackson Street will be closed to through traffic to allow for repairs to a manhole.  The repair is taking place directly across from the Yoder Community Center, 101 Jackson Street.  The Eighth Street access to the Yoder Community Center will remain open.
     
    The City apologizes for any inconvenience.
     
    In order for Lynchburg Water Resources to install a new water and sewer service, Williams Road (between Trents Ferry Road and V.E.S. Road) will be closed to through traffic  beginning Tuesday, February 27 and continuing through Thursday, March 1, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily.

    Local access will be maintained to all residences, and emergency services will have local, but not through, access.  Additionally, Lynchburg Water Resources is coordinating with Lynchburg City Schools regarding school bus stops.

    Beginning Tuesday, February 20, and continuing until Friday, March 2, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays, crews from the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources will conduct water main valve maintenance on the following streets:

    Spottswood Place
    Clayton Avenue
    Neal Street
    Summit Street
    Longfellow Street
    Linden Avenue
    Somerset Drive
    Morrison Drive
    Parkland Drive
    Arrow Street
    Link Road
    Peakland Place
    Briarwood Street
    Austin Street
    Colonial Court
    Hilton Place

    On Friday, March 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., children ages four to six are invited to the Lynchburg Museum, 901 Court Street, for a fun evening of arts and crafts! This year’s theme is Transportation, and crafts will include making a fire truck, stop light and more. There will be a matching game of the Museum’s transportation related artifacts that participants will be able to take home. All crafts will reinforce shapes and patterns in a fun and friendly manner. Dinner of pizza and juice will be provided when the kids arrive.
    On Monday, March 12, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources will conduct a public meeting to discuss construction plans for the Fifth Street Utility & Streetscape Project, Phase III.  The meeting will take place at Fifth Street Baptist Church, 1007 Fifth Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504.
    Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek announced today that following a nationwide search, she has appointed internal candidate Gregory (Tex) Wormser, to the position of Lynchburg Fire Chief.  Wormser was appointed Acting Chief upon the retirement of Fire Chief Brad Ferguson.  He will assume Fire Chief duties on February 21.

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