- Phone: (540) 896-5152
- Fax: (540) 896-6460
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our town residents most frequently asked questions
- When are Broadway Town Council Meetings?
- Contacting the Town Office
- Water and Sewer
- Garbage Collection and Recycling
- Zoning Permits, Additions, and New Construction
- Local Taxes
- Telephone List
- Broadway Village Library
- Broadway Hometown Partnership (BHP)
When are Broadway Town Council Meetings?
The Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building located at 116 Broadway Avenue. Check the events calendar on the Broadway website or contact the Town Office for upcoming meetings and any schedule changes.
Contacting the Town Office
The Broadway Town Office is located in the Municipal Building, 116 Broadway Avenue at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Main Street/ Rt. 42. The mailing address is P.O. Box 156 Broadway, VA 22815. The telephone number is (540) 896-5152 and the Fax number is (540) 896-6460. The Town Office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during normal business days. You may contact the Town via email at email@example.com.
Water and Sewer
When are water and sewer bills sent and when are they due?
|Bills Mailed||Bill Due By||Water Disconnected|
|January 1||January 25||February 5|
|March 1||March 25||April 5|
|May 1||May 25||June 5|
|July 1||July 25||August 5|
|September 1||September 25||October 5|
|November 1||November 25||December 5|
A penalty of 5% or $3.00, whichever is greater, will be added to your balance if payment is not received by the 25th. If you do not receive a bill contact the Town Office because no second notice will be mailed. Water service for any customer whose bill is not paid on or before the 4th will be disconnected on the 5th.
Where can I pay my water and sewer bill?
Bills may be paid in person at the Town Office, the Broadway branches of BB&T or Farmers & Merchants Bank. Payments may be mailed to the Town Office at P.O. Box 156 Broadway, VA 22815 or left in the drop box located in the rear of the Municipal Building.
What are the water and sewer rates?
|3,001-100,000||$3.28 per 1000 gal.||$3.14 per 1000 gal.|
|100,000-400,000||$3.34 per 1000 gal.||$3.20 per 1000 gal.|
|Above 400,000||$3.74 per 1000 gal.||$3.38 per 1000 gal.|
As a new resident, how do I connect to water and sewer service?
Renters: Visit the Town Office and fill out an Application for Water Service. Information needed for this form is the actual address of the connection, renter's name, and renter's mailing address. Town Ordinance requires that renters pay a $100.00 deposit prior to obtaining water and sewer service. Upon discontinuance of water service, the deposit will be applied to the final billing and the difference will be billed or refunded to the customer.
Owners: Must notify the Town Office, in person or by calling (540) 896-5152, of the new owner's name and address.
What are the fees that must be paid for a new water and sewer connection?
For new construction, there is a $3,000 water connection fee and a $3,100 sewer connection fee. For more information contact the Town Office at (540) 896-5152.
Garbage Collection and Recycling
Who picks up my garbage and recycling?
The Town contracts with Waste Management of VA to provide garbage collection and a voluntary recycling program to Town residents on a weekly basis.
What does this cost?
There is a monthly charge of $11.25 that is added to the bi-monthly water & sewer bill.
When are garbage and recycling picked-up?
Both garbage and recycling are picked-up on Monday of each week.
Garbage should be placed in trash bags or proper containers. A recycling bin is provided by the Town and should be left by the previous occupant; if a new bin is required contact the Town Office. Garbage and recycling should be placed adjacent to the street for pick-up no earlier than 4:00 p.m. the day before and no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of scheduled collection. Place all garbage in the toter that has been provided by Waste Management. Any garbage not in toter will not be picked up.
What should I do if my garbage is not picked-up?
Call the Town Office at (540) 896-5152 and the staff will notify Waste Management.
Are there special clean-up dates?
Bulk trash pick up: 1st Monday of January, April, July and October.
Yard waste pick up: 1st Tuesday of every month.
What is accepted through curbside recycling?
- mixed paper (including junk mail and magazines)
- aluminum cans
- tin cans
- steel cans
- bi-metal cans
- glass (including colored glass, drinking glasses, and bakeware)
- any hard plastic with a number on the bottom of it
The following items will NOT be accepted through curbside recycling:
- Phone Books
- Wrapping Paper
- any type of window glass
For any questions contact Waste Management of VA at (540) 434-2771 or 1-800-447-2771 during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Zoning Permits, Additions, and New Construction
I am planning an addition or new construction in Broadway, what does the Town require?
For any planned new construction or addition an Application for Zoning Permit must be filled out and returned to the Town Office for approval by the Zoning Administrator. After the Town of Broadway approves a Zoning Permit you must obtain a building permit from Rockingham County. The forms are available on the Rockingham County website by selecting the Subject Index and looking under building permits: http://www.rockinghamcountyva.gov/
Tax Rates are as follows:
|Machinery / Tools||$0.40||$2.55|
Residents of Towns located within Rockingham County are assessed a Town tax in addition to Rockingham County real estate and personal property taxes.
Town taxes are billed annually and are due December 5th each year.
Why must I pay taxes to both the County and Town?
Towns and counties provide different services. The majority of County tax money goes towards funding the school system. The County also provides fire and rescue services, the court system, landfill, dispatching services, health and welfare benefits, and many other services enjoyed by Town citizens. So you are not paying double taxes, you are just buying services from two separate providers.
How do Broadway's 2006 taxes compare to other towns in the area?
All phone numbers are (540) unless otherwise noted.
|Broadway Town Office||896-5152||www.town.broadway.va.us|
(For after hours and weekend emergencies)
|Broadway Community Park:|
|Park/Shelter Info. & Rental||896-5152|
|Police, Fire, and Rescue:|
|Broadway Police Dept.||896-1174|
|Rockingham Co. Sheriffs Dept.||564-3800|
|Broadway Volunteer Fire Dept.||896-5101|
|Broadway Emergency Squad||896-7995|
|Utility Services Available within Town:|
|Shenandoah Valley Electric Coop.||879-2551||http://www.shenvalleyelectric.com/|
|Dominion Virginia Power||888-667-3000||http://www.dom.com/|
|John C. Myers Elementary School||896-2297|
|J. Frank Hillyard Middle School||896-8961|
|Broadway High School||896-7081|
|Other Phone Numbers:|
|Broadway Hometown Partnership||896-4992|
|Broadway Village Library||434-4475 (Option 7)|
|Broadway Post Office||800-275-8777|
|Broadway-Timberville Chamber of Commerce||896-7413||http://www.btchamber.org/|
|Rockingham County Offices||564-3000||http://www.co.rockingham.va.us/|
Broadway Village Library
Where is the Broadway Library located?
The Broadway Library is located at 175 N. Main St., Broadway, VA 22815.
What are the Library's Hours?
Mondays: 10am-5pm; 7pm-8:30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am-5pm
Phone Number: (540) 434-4475 (Option 7)
Broadway Hometown Partnership (BHP)
What is BHP?
Broadway Hometown Partnership is dedicated specifically to maintaining, strengthening, and revitalizing the physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of Main Street's traditional and historic downtown businesses by working with merchants and community members.
Since January of 2001, when a group of citizens, business owners, and government officials founded Broadway Hometown Partnership, there have been tremendous efforts to maintain, strengthen, and revitalize the physical, economic, and cultural characteristics of Main Street's traditional and historic downtown business district. As a result of the many individuals and businesses that participate in BHP programs and through partnerships with local government and other community organizations, Broadway Hometown Partnership works to continue preserving our past and creating our future.
How can I contact the BHP?
Broadway Hometown Partnership
150 North Main Street
P.O. Box 185
Broadway, VA 22815
Phone Number: (540) 896-4992
Fax Number: (540) 896-1691
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote one of two ways:
- By Mail: Applications can be obtained by calling the Registrar's Office at (540) 564-3055
- In Person: At the Registrar's Office or Division of Motor Vehicles Office, Valley Mall, Harrisonburg or Social Services agencies.
Each person registering to vote shall provide the following information on the application:
- Full name, including a maiden name or any other prior legal name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Whether you are presently a United States citizen
- Address and place of abode
- Place of any previous registrations to vote
- Whether you have ever been judged to be mentally incompetent or convicted of a felony, and if so, under what circumstances your right to vote has been restored.
What are the deadlines for voter registration?
Voter registration closes at 5 pm:
- Twenty-nine (29) days prior to a primary or general election
- Seven days (7) prior to a special election called by the Governor
- Speaker of the House of Delegates, or President pro tempore of the Senate, or pursuant to rule or resolution of either house of the General Assembly
- Fourteen days (14) prior to any other special election
How can I contact the Registrar?
Doug Geib, Registrar
PO Box 1252
20 East Gay Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-1:15 pm; 2:15 pm-5:00 pm
What are my Voting Districts and where is my polling place?
Broadway is in the:
- Virginia Senate 26th district
- Virginia House 26th district
- U.S. Congress 06th district
The polling place is the Broadway Fire Department open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election days.