Announcements; Marshall Main Street Project; Guest speaker Roy Barnet, President, Van Metre Homes
For specific topics, go to time given in video:
MBRA tax exempt status regained: 4:50
Main Street Improvement Project Update: 6:45
Special speaker Roy Barnet, President,Van Metre Homes: 20:50
The Marshall Business & Residents Association is a civic organization whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of community and professional life in Marshall VA.
By joining the MBRA you can help continue the tradition of community pride that has made Marshall VA a great place to live and work for more than 200 years!
Our Community Meetings are open to the public and held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Marshall Community Center, 4133A Rectortown Road, Marshall, Va. At our meetings you get to hear from local businesses and elected officials. You'll also meet others in your community and keep up with what's happening around town.
We love our community and we think you will, too! Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and lots of farmland, Marshall VA has a great selection of restaurants, antique shops, and many other businesses to enjoy in a peaceful, relaxed setting in beautiful Fauquier County.
We had a great meeting with dinner and conversation at the Marshall Ruritan building Tuesday night! We greatly appreciate having key people associated with the project present to answer questions that the MBRA Board had provided the County in advance.
Since our Board has been carefully studying the details of the project as they became available to us the past few months, we collected many questions that we had regarding the project. The MBRA Board has diverse opinions on this subject from those for, those against, or anywhere in between, and the questions were representative of them. Many were questions we had also heard from the community.
Especially with a project that will have the largest impact on Marshall that we have seen in a long time, it is important that people have the opportunity to get answers regarding this project that will be paid for, in part, by the Lighting Tax District (Special Tax District, MELBID).
Over 70 people attended to hear approximately 25 questions answered directly from those who had the answers.
Great thanks go out to our Marshall District Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel, former Marshall District Supervisor and Project Manager Peter Schwartz, Current Project Manager and Director of Office and Management and Budget Erin Kozanecki, and former Project Manager Paul Lawrence. It was very informative to have all of them assembled and participating in this community forum on such an important topic of discussion around Marshall.
We applaud the above four individuals for answering some tough questions in a clear and time-efficient way so that the audience could gain information directly. Such an open and transparent event helps the community come together by addressing community concerns and involving them in the process. This was a great step forward together in government-community relations and we look forward to continued good communications in the future!
As we get more information, we are posting it on our website (see "Main Street" tab above) or go to MyMarshallMainStreet.com. For a chance to post and see pros and cons, as well as alternative ideas to the planned project, see the non-MBRA website: ShapingMarshallTogether.com.
Our Community Meetings are held monthly (no meetings in August or December) and are open to the public. Come meet your fellow neighbors and businesses and find out what's happening around Marshall!
We meet at 7:30 pm the second Tuesday of the month at:
The Marshall Community Center
4133A Rectortown Road
Marshall, VA 20115
Marshall VA, United States
Mary Wilkerson, President (540) 364-3400
To view VERSION B, pdf of County's Rural Lands Plan Draft, May 9, 2019 edition, click here and scroll down for "Draft Chapter 8 (Version B) Rural Lands"