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New Little League Fields Dedicated

The Town and the Little League dedicated the new baseball fields on the League's Opening Day on April 11th.

Little League Fields Dedicated

New Stage at Heritage Park Nearly Completed

The new stage at Heritage Park is just about completed, and will be ready for the Fitness in the Park event on April 25th!

New Stage at Heritage Park

Broadway recognized as a Tree City USA in 2014

Broadway was just recognized as a 2014 Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation! You can get more information on what it means to be a Tree City here....

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BHP Summer in the Park Series – August 29

Broadway Hometown Partnership - Summer in the Park Series presents: Friday Nights on Broadway. Our next event is Friday, August 29, 2014, from 5-8pm at Heritage Park. $5 entry plus $5 for souvenir wine or beer glass with a drink ticket. Children 12 and under are free.

Music by Full Moon Saloon. Full Moon Saloon is a delightful Jimmy Buffet cover band, and in addition to Margaritaville, they do many favorites of that genre. There will be music, local food vendors, craft brews, wine, and Margaritas. There will be a Cornhole Tournament.

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BHP Summer in the Park Series – July 18

Broadway Hometown Partnership - Summer in the Park Series presents: Friday Nights on Broadway. Our next event is Friday, July 18, 2014, from 5-8pm at Heritage Park. Music by The Travelin' Hillbillies. There will be music, food, beer & wine, and a Cornhole Tournament.

Sign up now to participate in the Cornhole Tournament. We need names and one contact phone number. Click Here to download the cornhole tournament entry form!

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Fireworks in Broadway!

Fireworks are coming to the Town of Broadway! June 28th at 9:30pm at Broadway High School, in honor of the 4th of July. It promises to be a great show. Special thanks to our sponsors Don Piel and Broadway Hometown Partnership.

Springbrook Water Line Project

The Springbrook water line project is underway! Heritage Hills, Upper Morningside, Turner Avenue and Mundy Court will notice increased water pressure in a matter of weeks. Residents affected by this change will receive a letter explaining the details next week.

Council Acts on "No Thru Truck Traffic" for Several Town Areas

The Town Council took action at the February meeting to declare W. Springbrook Road, Turner Avenue and Early Drive as streets with "No Thru Truck Traffic." Signs will be installed this month.

Town of Broadway Launches Facebook Page

The Town of Broadway now has a Facebook page.

Planning Commission Welcomes Two New Members

The Town Council has appointed two new members to the Planning Commission. Welcome to Kathy Boase and Steve Shifflett. Members are appointed for terms of four years.

Town Council Election Results!

Congratulations to Chad Comer and Bev London on their recent election wins, and to Leslie Fulk on his re-election.

A big Thank You to John Long and George Dowrey for their many years of dedicated service to Broadway.

Town Office Now Accepting Credit and Debit Card Payments

The Town Office is now accepting payments with credit and debit cards. VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards will be accepted.

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West Springbrook Road Sidewalk Project

The sidewalk project is under construction and will be completed later this fall.

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Little League Ballfields at the Community Park

The ballfields are being completely redone. The fields are being leveled up and new dugouts and fencing are being installed. The ballfield project will be finished by the end of the year.

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Broadway Police Department New Location

The Broadway Police Department has moved across the street from the Town Office into the former Village Library building. While setting into their new location, other changes are taking place. Police Chief Jay Lantz is retiring on November 1st. Chief Lantz has served the town as Chief of Police since 1994. Broadway Police Sergeant Randy Collins has been selected by the Town Council to serve as the new Police Chief.

Sidewalk Improvements and Additions

The west Springbrook Road sidewalk project will be under construction in July 2013. Trip hazards were recently eliminated on existing sidewalks throughout the Town.

Broadway Farmer's Market Open in New Location.

The 2013 Farmer's Market is now open at 161 South Main Street on Saturdays from 8am until 12 noon. Lauren Kibler is the new Market Manager. There are a variety of vendors with changes from week to week throughout the summer. Be sure to check it out!

Town and United Way dedicate Born Learning Trail

A walk in the park was never so much fun! Children, community leaders and business representatives celebrated a new early childhood education initiative during the Born Learning Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Heritage Park in Broadway.

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Town of Broadway receives 2013 Risk Management Performance Award from VML Insurance Programs

The Town of Broadway has received a 2013 Risk Management Performance Award from VML Insurance Programs (VMLIP). The town was recognized Friday, April 12 at VMLIP’s 2013 Spring Workshop held at The Place at Innsbrook.

Each year Risk Management Performance Awards are presented to members with a proactive risk management attitude and commitment, excellent loss experience and reporting time, or a significant improvement in their loss ratios. The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize outstanding risk management performance.

The Town of Broadway has made a significant commitment to offering light duty return to work opportunities – especially for a member of their size," said VMLIP Director of Member Services Greg Dickie. "They have worked with an injured maintenance worker and police officer to provide light-duty assignments."

"This prevented lost wage claims and also helped these individuals make an easier return to full-time work."

The town also utilizes VMLIP's Multimedia Library to receive free training videos and modules for much of their risk management training. In the last several years they have borrowed 62 videos from the library, attended 19 free VMLIP webinars and two workshops.

In addition to formal recognition, the town will also receive a certificate reserving $2,000 in Risk Management Grant funding for their entity. The amount is based on their tier level and can be used to purchase equipment or training that contributes to the members’ overall risk management program.

VMLIP is administered by the Virginia Municipal League. This nonprofit group self insurance program provides automobile, property, liability and workers' compensation coverage to more than 460 local political subdivisions across Virginia. For 30 years VMLIP has provided pool members with superior financial stability and effective risk management services. For more information visit: or follow VMLIP on Facebook at:

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(left to right): Town of Broadway Town Manager Kyle O'Brien, VML Insurance Programs Director of Member Services Greg Dickie and Broadway Water Plant Superintendent Charlie Smith

Springbrook Road Bridge Open

The new Springbrook Road Bridge is open. The original iron bridge is open to pedestrians only.

New Library Open

The Village Library recently opened its doors downtown giving the library almost three times as much space as it previously had!

New Born Learning Trail at Heritage Park

The Town recently partnered with the United Way and local businesses to construct the Born Learning Trail at Heritage Park, which is a great addition to the Park.

Dedication of Veterans Wall and Farmers Market

Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Delegate Tony Wilt joined the Mayor, Town Council and staff in dedicating the new Veterans Wall and Farmers Market on November 12, 2012.

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Farmer's Market Ground Breaking

Ground breaking held for new Farmer's Market location. Thank you to Farmers and Merchants Bank for the generous donation for this project.

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Broadway Farmer's Market Construction:

Town moving forward to purchase lot at the intersection of Rock Street and Main Street. The Town recently entered into an agreement with Farmer's and Merchants Bank to purchase this lot. Construction will be underway soon to transform this lot into the home of the Broadway’s Farmer’s Market. It is anticipated that this work will be complete by June, 2012.

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Regional Water Study Underway:

The Towns of Broadway, Timberville and New Market are currently looking at ways to possibly regionalize drinking water sources and infrastructure. The engineering firm of Draper Aden is working on this study and intends to have it completed by spring.

Community Center Renovations Nearly Complete:

The Community Center renovations are winding down with final completion to occur in March. The interior of the building is now virtually brand new. Call the Town Office at 896-5152 to reserve for your next event!

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New Council Members Take Office January 1, 2012:

Congratulations to Richard Fulk, Doug Harpine and Fred Olson who were all elected to four year terms beginning January 1, 2012. In addition, Mayor Long was elected to another two year term, which also begins January 1, 2012.

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Town Awarded Tree City USA Designation for 2011:

Tree City LogoEvery community, regardless of size, benefits in different ways from being a Tree City USA. These benefits include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride.

To qualify for Tree City USA, a town or city must meet four standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree manangement plan program. It is important to note that they were also designed so that no community would be excluded because of size. The four standards are: a Tree Board or Departmen;, a Tree Care Ordinance; an Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation; and a Community Forestry Program with an Annual Budget of at least $2 Per Capita.

Street Maintenance:

Effective July 1, 2012 the Town will be taking over maintenance of all streets and sidewalks located within the corporate limits. This is a positive change, which will allow the Town to prioritize street maintenance on a local level.

Town Awarded Grant:

The Town was notified in July that it was successful in obtaining a $100,000 federal grant to assist the Farmer's Market in acquiring and improving property for its permanent home.

Water Study:

The Town of Broadway and New Market are currently working on a cooperative effort to determine if regionalization of water supply and distribution systems is feasible. The Towns intend to review submittals from engineering firms in early August, and the study will continue through the fall of 2011.

Town has Eliminated Decal:

The Town Council voted in August to eliminate the vehicle decal. The decal fee will continue as a line item on the personal property tax bill, but the decal itself will no longer be required for vehicles.

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Mayor and Council Members Sworn in:

At the January meeting of the Town Council, Mayor John Long and Council Members Tim Proctor, George Dowrey and Keith Clark were sworn in by Clerk of Court Chaz Evans-Haywood.


Ground Breaking for New Market Pump Station and Force Main

groundbreaking1A ground breaking was held on September 30th, 2009 for the pump station and force main that the Town of New Market will be constructing to the Town of Broadway’s Regional Wastewater Facility.

Town awarded VML Achievement Award

Broadway Achievement AwardTown was awarded achievement award from VML for the wastewater project which will be presented to the Town at VML’s Annual Conference in Roanoke on October 20th. Read more

New Yard Waste Regulations:

Sticks/Wood must be no longer than 4 feet in length and no more than 2” in diameter, bundled and tied not to exceed 75 pounds.

Waste Management will pick up to 5 units per pick up, with a unit considered either a trash can or bundled sticks/woods as described above.

Broadway Wins Water Taste Test!:

At the Virginia Rural Water Association Annual Conference in March, Broadway's tap water was rated as the best in the state! Broadway will move on to national competition later this year.

Wastewater Plant Update:

If you've been on Rte. 211 between Timberville and New Market recently, you may have noticed quite a bit of activity at the Town's wastewater facility. Currently the project is right on schedule, with a scheduled completion date of Fall 2010.

Town Awards Contract:

The Town recently awarded a contract to Wiley & Wilson to undertake the preliminary engineering report for the Plains Mill Spring. This work is being fully funded from a grant from the Virginia Department of Health. The Town has also applied for stimulus funding for the future construction of a new water plant for the spring.

Sewer System Evalaution Completed:

The Town recently completed the Sewer System Evaluation Study (SSES) with the assistance of the engineering firm Peed & Bortz. This six month long project consisted of flow monitoring, smoke testing, manhole inspections and camera work. The Town has put together a 5 year plan to implement the recommended rehabilitation to the sewer collection system. Fortunately, the system is in relatively good shape for its age.

Revised Land Development Regulations Completed:

The Planning Commission recently completed the revisions to the Land Development Regulations, and was adopted by the Town Council in January. The approved Regulations can be viewed here

Town Awarded Planning Grant:

The Town was recently notified that it was successful in obtaining a $25,000 grant from the Office of Drinking Water to finalize the preliminary engineering report for the construction of a new water plant at Plains Mill Springs.

Wastewater Work Underway:

In early January, the Town entered into an agreement with M.A. Bongiovanni of Syracuse, NY for $11,966,000 for the upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant. The contractor is already onsite and work is underway. This project should be complete by Fall 2010.

New Market Joins Broadway for Wastewater Treatment:

On Monday, July 21, the New Market Town Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the Town of Broadway for the provision of wastewater services. Essentially what this means is that the Town of New Market will be a an additional customer of Broadway's Regional Wastewater Facility. This decision comes following over a year of negotiation between the two communities that resulted in a mutually beneficial agreement, and provides regionalization for wastewater services. Terms of the 35 year deal include an upfront payment from New Market to Broadway of $2.25 million and monthly expenses of $2.10 per thousand gallons of up to 800,000 gallons of wastewater per day. Between 800,000 and 1,000,000 gallons, the cost per thousand is $2.36.

Final engineering design is currently underway for the upgrades to the facility, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2009. It is anticipated that New Market will begin sending its wastewater to Broadway in late 2010 or early 2011 following construction of a new pump station and force main to convey the wastewater to the Regional Facility. Following the upgrade, the facility will be capable of treating 3 million gallons of wastewater per day.

Currently the Broadway Regional Wastewater Facility treates wastewater from the Towns of Broadway and Timberville and the industries of Pilgrim's Pride and Cargill.

Broadway Wins Highest Level of Virginia Health Department Award!:

The Virginia Health Department began the Virginia Optimization Program (VOP) in an effort to encourage waterworks to provide water with a quality that exceeds minimum regulations and to operate water systems in a commendable manner. The program sets optimization goals and tracks the progress of these goals. Based on the performance of these goals, the Virginia Health Department awards the Virginia Excellence in Granular Media Water Treatment Plant Performance Award. This particular award acknowledges three levels of excellence: gold, silver, and bronze.

Broadway was a winner of the 2007 Gold Excellence in Waterworks Performance Award! There were only 10 recipients of this level of the award in the State of Virginia and Broadway was the only Gold Award recipient in the Lexington Field Office which monitors a total of 31 treatment plants. In order to be considered for a Gold Excellence Award, the treatment plant must represent one of the most effectively operated plants in the State.

New Recycling Policy:

The following items will now be accepted through curbside recycling:

  • Newspaper
  • 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
  • Cardboard
  • any type of window glass

Regular Trash Schedule

  • Regular trash and recycling pick up is every Monday.
  • Bulk trash pick up is the first Monday in January, April, July, and October.
  • Yard waste pick up is the first Tuesday of every month.

All trash and waste items must be placed on the curb between 4:00 p.m. the day before and 7:00 a.m. the day of the pick up.

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