Mayoral message about mass shooting in Orlando

Mayor's Office

The horrific news we woke up to this morning about the mass shooting at an Orlando night club is heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured. We also pray for the first responders and law enforcement officials on the scene and who are working diligently on this case. May God …

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 …

Martinsville To Hire Full-Time City Engineer

Mayor's Office

Holloway Engineering contract ends Honoring the commitment to make the City’s engineering projects as cost effective and efficient as possible, Martinsville officials are planning to hire a full-time city engineer, but in the meantime, will be using a variety of engineering firms since severing the City’s contract with Holloway Engineering March 3. According to Mayor Shannon Kohl, Ross Holloway and …

City Officials Suspend Investigation Of Deleted Computer Files

Mayor's Office

Citing the reluctance to spend the significant personnel hours and taxpayers’ dollars it would take to prove who is responsible for the deletion of files from two City computers assigned to former Mayor Phil Deckard and the mayor’s administrative assistant, Kohl administration officials have suspended their investigation. According to Police Chief Rick Lang, the investigation revealed files had definitely been …

100-Day Plan for Martinsville – Friday, January 1, 2016 – Saturday, April 9, 2016

Mayor's Office

The following initiatives are the highest priorities the Kohl administration will focus on in the first 100 days in office. This plan, organized within five building blocks will evolve to include new projects as we move forward, with the outcomes and your feedback letting us know what should be included in future plans. I am sharing this plan as our …

Kohl Appoints Lane As Director Of Public Works, Love As Building Inspector, Demott As Street Department Assistant

Mayor's Office, Public Works Department, Street Department

Restructuring of utility departments yields $150,000 in savings Rounding out the incoming administration’s team of department heads, Mayor-Elect Shannon Kohl selected Frank Lane as director of public works, Brian Love as building inspector and Craig DeMott as Street Department assistant. According to Kohl, in addition to choosing those who will serve in department leadership positions, she worked to resolve the …

Kohl Names Manley And Tincher To Lead Water, Sanitation Departments

Mayor's Office, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Department

In a cost-saving measure, Mayor-Elect Shannon Kohl is restructuring the City’s utility departments, appointing Scotty Manley and Dallas Tincher to serve as department assistants for Water and Sanitation, with both department heads reporting to the yet-to- be-named Director of Public Works. A Street Department assistant will be named in the near future who also will report to the DPW. “I’m …

Kohl Selects 40-Year Law Enforcement Veteran Rick Lang As New Police Chief

Mayor's Office

Veteran police officer Matt Long to serve as deputy chief In keeping with her promise to bring fresh leadership, renewed strength and innovative ideas to Martinsville, Mayor-Elect Shannon Kohl has selected 40-year law enforcement veteran Rick Lang as the City’s new police chief. “Public safety is job number one with this priority as one of our building blocks in our …