Mylar Balloons Cause City Pool Pump House Fire

Department of Parks and City Properties

electrical fire burned out five pumps Two mylar balloons caught in electrical lines at the City park sent a power surge into the pool pump house causing an electrical fire just after 1:00 p.m. this afternoon that burned out five pumps, causing the pool to be evacuated and closed immediately. Martinsville firefighters extinguished the fire and Duke Energy cut off …

City Pool Opens Saturday At 11 A.M.

Department of Parks and City Properties

The Martinsville City Park Pool will open for the summer season tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m., after Parks staff spent the past several days repairing recently discovered maintenance issues and having the water safety tested by State officials. According to Pool Manager Lexie Vine, the pool will be open Monday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from …

City Pool Opens Saturday At 11 A.M.

Department of Parks and City Properties

The Martinsville City Park Pool will open for the summer season starting tomorrow (Saturday) at 11:00 a.m., with regular pool hours being Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Admission prices are $4.25 for everyone six years and older, youngsters three to five years old are $2.25 and children …

Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer’S Offices And Parks Department Closed February 20 For President’S Day Holiday; Board Of Works, City Council Meetings Moved To February 21

Board Of Public Works, City Council, Clerk Treasurer's Office, Department of Parks and City Properties, Mayor's Office

The Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer’s offices and the Parks Department will be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day. The Board of Works and City Council meetings have been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively, with both held in the Council Chambers in City Hall. There will be regular trash collection on Monday, February …

Parks Staff Work To Minimize Costs, Maximize Results

Department of Parks and City Properties

Moving the Parks Department under the City’s umbrella and dissolving the Parks Board has resulted in greater cost savings and operational efficiencies for Martinsville’s parks system. According to Department of Parks and City Properties Director Brad Bales, the City’s takeover of the Department allowed employees to keep their jobs and the pool to open this summer. “As a department, we …

Festival Of Lights November 26 – January 2

Department of Parks and City Properties

The Festival of Lights is set to return to Martinsville City Park November 26 – January 2 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night with displays being assembled and lights hung beginning Tuesday, November 1. According to Festival of Lights Committee Chair Robin Ferran, excitement is building for this year’s holiday display with volunteers and donations needed for the …

Ferran Appointed To Lead Christmas Lights Committee

Department of Parks and City Properties

16-year event veteran appointed by Mayor With the Parks Department now an official City department, the Christmas lights committee structure has been reformatted with 16-year event veteran Robin Ferran appointed by Mayor Shannon Kohl to lead the group. “The City Council’s recent decision to bring the Parks Department under the administration’s umbrella as an official City department meant the structure …

City Pool Opening Delayed Until Week Of June 6

Department of Parks and City Properties

Kohl administration committed to resolving recently discovered maintenance issue A filter problem allowing sand into the Jimmy Nash City Park pool recently discovered by new Parks Department staff means a new filter system and water testing have to happen before the pool can open for the summer season. According to Department of Parks and City Properties Director Brad Bales, the …

City Council Approves Creating Department Of Parks And City Properties

Department of Parks and City Properties, Mayor's Office

Park employees to be absorbed into City structure To improve the management of the City’s park system and prevent job loss, the City Council voted tonight to dissolve the Parks Board and create the Department of Parks and City Properties. According to Mayor Shannon Kohl, the creation of an additional city department will accomplish a number of significant efficiencies, not …