Reviewing a year of progress

Mayor's Office

American industrialist Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a progress. Working together is success.” In January, our administration came together as a new team with each member fully committed to the cause of improving Martinsville. You all joined us as team members and we kept together and have achieved a great deal of progress …

Senior Housing Development To Reuse Three Historic Buildings In Downtown Martinsville

News

Thirty-eight studio, one and two-bedroom apartment homes will be developed with the adaptive reuse of three historic buildings in downtown Martinsville through a collaborative effort between the City of Martinsville, Flaherty & Collins Properties and Community Service Center of Morgan County. According to Martinsville Mayor Shannon Kohl, the Martinsville Sanitarium (Old Kennedy Home), the Morgan County Sheriff’s Residence and Jail …

Making an attractive community

Mayor's Office

Last week, I joined fellow mayors from around Indiana at the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Mayors Institute in association with Ball State – Indiana Communities Institute for a productive day of learning, sharing and relationship building. This particular conference in downtown Indianapolis focused on what potential residents want in a community in order to locate there. Quality of …

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 …

Residents Encouraged To Run Stream Of Water From Faucets As Temperatures Fall

News

Martinsville, Ind. – December 11, 2016 – As temperatures drop into the teens, Water Department Assistant Scotty Manley encourages residents to allow cold water to run from their faucets at a pencil lead stream to avoid freeze ups. “The cost of the additional water usage will be far less than the repair bills for a plumber should pipes freeze,” Manley …

Christmas, New Year’S Trash Collection Schedule Announced

Public Works Department

With December 23 and 26 being City holidays, Martinsville Street Department crews will collect trash on Thursday, December 22 for residents on the Thursday and Friday routes. On Tuesday, December 27, they will collect trash for those on the Monday and Tuesday routes. Residents are reminded trash should be set out curbside by 7:00 a.m. the day of pick up …

Martinsville Firefighters Offer Winter Heating And Holiday Safety Tips

Fire Department

With colder temperatures just around the corner and holiday decorations up in many households, Martinsville firefighters are providing safety tips to keep residents and their homes more safe and secure. Winter heating safety tips Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Maintain a …

City youth engages in government

Mayor's Office

The members of my Mayor’s Youth Council have been busy since the start of the school year meeting and brainstorming ideas on how they can contribute to their community. I love their energy, enthusiasm and inspiring dedication to our city. These caring, smart, talented young leaders and so many of their peers are the future of Martinsville. They will be …

No Martinsville Trash Collection Thanksgiving Day, Day After; Double Pick Up Wednesday, November 23 And Monday, November 28

Street Department

With Thanksgiving Day and the day after being City holidays, there will be no trash collection November 24 or 25. For those on the Thursday collection route, Street Department crews will do a double trash pick up on Wednesday, November 23 along with those on the normal Wednesday route. Residents on the Friday collection route will have their trash picked …