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News and Events for the Lovettsville Area

Mayor's Message 

Happy Spring Lovettsville!  

A Congratulations and Thank You

At our Special meetings this past Monday, we interviewed two great candidates for the interim appointment for Town Council. We are happy to announce and congratulate Mr. Tom Budnar on joining us on the Town Council beginning at tomorrow evening's regular Town Council meeting. He was successfully sworn in this afternoon by The Honorable Gary M. Clemens, Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court. A seventeen month resident of Lovettsville, Tom has been instrumental as a member of the Oktoberfest subcommittee and brought forth great ideas for promoting and expanding civic and business engagement.

We also extend our thank you to Mr. James "Jim" McCartin for interviewing for the position of Councilmember. After moving to Lovettsville last year, Jim showed enthusiasm to expand his engagement beyond his current role on the Oktoberfest subcommittee and we look forward to working with him for many years to come!

Please joining me in congratulating Tom and thanking Jim!

It’s Electric...But You Know It’s There! 

At our last regular Town Council meeting on March 9th, we unanimously adopted the 30-year renewal of the Franchise Agreement with Dominion Energy of Virginia. Like many of the other towns in Western Loudoun, the previous agreement required a renewal through a formal bid process as defined in Virginia law. Being the only bidder, Dominion Energy was selected. This agreement also includes the opportunity for the installation of a conduit line with the potential to bring enhanced broadband (fiber) access to the Lovettsville area. 

...and the Awards Go To! 

The Oscars weren’t the only awards handed out recently, as the Town Council also finalized and approved awards for the Business Interruption, Business Capital Investment Matching and Round 2 Non-Profit ARPA Grant programs, as well as the Fiscal Year 2024 Creative Communities Partnership Grant at the March 9th regular meeting. 

The ARPA Business Interruption grants awarded $2,000 of the original $10,000 allocation to provide relief of $1,000 each to 2 in-town businesses affected by the adverse economic impacts of COVID. The Business Capital Investment grants awarded $12,500 of the original $15,000 allocation to 5 of the 6 businesses that applied to “reimburse a business owner for up to 30%, not to exceed $2,500, of a capital investment in a storefront, façade improvements, creation and/or enhancement of outdoor spaces, or other capital investments that exhibit a lasting improvement that can reduce the physical and financial effects of future pandemics.” We also awarded the full $20,000 allocation of the Round 2 Non-Profit grant to the following organizations located within and/or serving the Lovettsville Community: 

  • Lovettsville Lions Club 
  • Tree of Life Ministries 
  • Mobile Hope 
  • Lovettsville-Waterford Ruritans 
  • Scouts BSA Troop 962 
  • Scouts BSA Cub Scout Pack 962F; and 
  • Lovettsville Volunteer Fire & Rescue 

Finally, we approved and increased allocation for a total of $2,600, with $1,300 from the Town and $1,300 to be requested as a matching grant, from the Creative Communities Partnership Grant through the Virginia Commission for the Arts for Fiscal Year 2024 (contingent upon receipt of the Creative Communities Partnership Grant), to the following arts-related non-profit organizations: 

  • $1,000 to the Western Loudoun Art and Studio Tour 
  • $600 to Joshua’s Hands; and 
  • $1,000 to the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers 

We appreciate the businesses and civic organization which support our town and citizens through event engagement, goodwill programs and other support year-after-year! 


Get Ready for Fun & Action at its Best at the 2023 Mayfest! 

The Town’s premiere Spring Event is back! This year’s Mayfest is all about backyard, Olympic-style friendly competition. This year, Mayfest is going to feature the end-all-be-all of Backyard Olympic Games!  Teams of 6-8 will compete for the title of Champion across 8 different events. The top four teams will compete in the final obstacle course for a winner-takes-all showdown! 

Interested in being a vendor as we return with arts & crafts, food and games? Fill out an application here! Sponsorship opportunities are also available, email for more information! 


The Lovettsville/Waterford Ruritans are excited to bring back Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 1st from 11:30am – 2:00pm. You don’t want to miss the Basket Raffles, Egg Toss Games, Egg Coloring, Coloring activities, Food, Drinks, appearance by the Easter Bunny, and, of course, the 5,422 eggs that will be in the Easter Egg Hunts! While you are there, pick up your tickets for the Ruritans’ Spring Meat Raffle! For more information, please visit their Facebook page.

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

Our Mayfest Committee has been working to bring back the “All American Picnic” during Memorial Day Weekend 2023 and we will have some exciting announcements soon on this year’s line up!  

Our Oktoberfest Committee is back at it with the 2023 planning and has published a letter detailing how you can get involved! Sign up and current list of available long-term volunteer positions are available on the Lovettsville Oktoberfest website

We also have a vacancy on our Board of Zoning Appeals, which is limited to in-town residents and serves as judicial body for zoning appeals which may come before the town. 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out the Town application

We’re Hiring!

The Town of Lovettsville seeks a dedicated, responsive, and experienced individual to serve as the legal advisor and counsel to the Mayor, Town Council, Town Manager, and Commissions, in the position of Town Attorney. The Town Attorney is appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by (and serves at the pleasure of) the Town Council and is a part-time position contracted via an annual retainer or on an hourly basis. 

The Town Attorney assists with enforcement of non-criminal violations of Town Code, drafts and reviews contracts, agreements, licenses, permits, deeds, leases, easements, franchise agreements, ordinances, policies, and resolutions. The Town Attorney does not provide legal advice to private citizens; nor are they permitted to make referrals.  Criminal violations of the Town Code typically fall under the purview of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney. 

Interested parties should send a letter of engagement with a detailed resume or curriculum vitae to For more details regarding the position, please visit the Town's webpage at Careers | Town of Lovettsville, VA

Town Council Meeting

The next regular Town Council meeting is tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 23th at 6:30PM. The agenda can be found here and highlights include: 

  • Proclamation for April 2023 as the Month of the Military Child and April 15, 2023 as Purple Up! Day for Military Children 
  • Proclamation for American Diabetes Association Alert Day March 28, 2023 
  • March 9, 2023, Town Council Meeting Minutes Approval 
  • Public Hearing and Consideration of Wellhead Protection Plan Implementation

Source: Loudoun Now
  • Public Hearing and Consideration of 2023 Tax Rates and Fees
    • Notice from the Loudoun Now can be found here.
  • Consideration to adopt Fiscal Year 2024 Budget and FY 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Plan 
  • Proclamation Policy Review – Discussion 
  • Consideration of a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan 
  • Project Manager’s Report 
  • Planning/ Zoning Administrator’s Report 
  • February 2023 Financial Report 
  • Consideration of a Proclamation Request for National Arbor Day on April 28, 2023 (as part of Tree City USA requirement) 

As always, public comment is welcomed and can be provided via email or letter by 3:00pm the day of the meeting or during the meeting in-person or via Zoom (zoom details in the agenda). 

If you have any questions or concerns, or simply want to verify information, please feel free to reach out to me, any member of Town Council, the Planning Commission, and/or the Town Manager. The Town will be more than happy to answer your questions. Additionally, our agendas, meeting materials, and previous meeting video recordings will be posted on our AV Capture solution

Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you, 
Christopher Hornbaker

Town Hall Meetings

All Council, Commission, Board and Committee meetings will be held at the Town Hall, 6 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville VA 20180 and Remotely.  

March 23 
Town Council Meeting & Budget Public Hearing 

April 1 
Eggstravaganza on the Town Green 

April 5 
Planning Commission Meeting 

April 11 
Infrastructure Committee Meeting 

April 12 
Planning Commission Meeting (Council Chambers)

April 12 
Oktoberfest Subcommittee Meeting
(Administrative Building Conference Room)

April 13 
Town Council Meeting

April 19 
Mayfest Subcommittee Meeting

April 20 
Commerce and Business Development Committee Meeting

April 25 
Oktoberfest Subcommittee Meeting

April 26 
Mayfest Subcommittee Meeting

April 27 
Town Council Meeting

Full 2023 Town Calendar 
The calendar includes Town Council and Planning Commission meetings, special events, and holiday office closures.

​  ***After Hour Emergencies***
If you have a water/sewer emergency after normal business hours (M-F from 8:30-4:30), please call 540-822-0155. For all other emergencies, call 911.

Sign Up for Alert Loudoun
Emergency Notification System

The Town of Lovettsville uses Alert Loudoun to provide emergency alerts, notifications, and updates.  Messages can be sent via E-mail (work, home, other), cell phone, pager, and Smartphone/PDA. Go to Alert Loudoun to create a new account or manage an existing account.  Select the "Town" group, then select the Town of Lovettsville. 

Egg My Yard

Join the Lovettsville PTO and Pack 962 for a very special fundraiser! Egg My Yard is your chance to give your children a once-in-a-lifetime experience without having to lift a finger! Use the PTO Website to order today!!!!

*Order by March 26th. 

Western Loudoun Food Pantry

The Town has resumed being a food pantry donation drop off point for nonperishable items. There is a bin/container located inside the door of the Administrative Building. Please place the items in the container and someone from the food pantry will pick it up when it is full. We appreciate your generosity. 

Food Pantry Open Hours
The Food Pantry located at 12942 Lutheran Church Road in Lovettsville is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday for anyone in need of food assistance—no appointment needed. If you are unable to come during the scheduled open hours, you may call the church office at 540-822-5576 to arrange for an appointment time.
Western Loudoun Food Pantry Donations
With the ongoing economic challenges, the number of families in need of assistance within our community continues to rise. Please visit the food pantry's website HERE to view our current list of urgently needed shelf-stable pantry items. Thank you for your generosity and on-going support!
Item donations may be placed on the bench at any time by the food pantry door at New Jerusalem Lutheran Church (12942 Lutheran Church Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180). For more info about the pantry or to make a monetary contribution online, please visit the NJLC website. Monetary contributions and grocery gift cards may also be mailed to the NJLC office or dropped off during the regular church office hours of Monday—Friday, 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. If you have additional questions, contact the church office at 540-822-5576.

Lovettsville Community Library 

March Programs:
Listed below are March events being held at Lovettsville Library: 

  • Storytime Programs 
    • Messy Mondays – Mondays at 10:00am 
    • Baby Sensory Playdate – Tuesdays at 10:00am 
    • *New* Family Storytimes – Tuesdays at 5:00pm 
    • Family Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:00am 
  • Family Events 
    • Wednesday Wind Down – Wednesdays at 7:00pm 
    • Movie Time: Ferdinand – Friday, March 24th at 1:00pm 
  • Youth programs 
    • Playtime with Pals – Wednesdays at 10:35am  
    • Art and Autism (Elementary) – Saturday, March 25th at 2:00pm 
  • Teen Programs 
    • D&D Club – Wednesdays at 5:30pm 
    • Teen Time – Thursdays at 6:00pm   
  • Homeschool Enrichment 
    • LEGO club (Birth-Elementary) – Fridays at 9:30am
  • Display Case Exhibit: Ruritan Club’s 31st anniversary

Community Center Update

(Age 1-11) Don't miss the Lovettsville Community Center’s annual egg hunt at the Community Park! The hunt will have a rolling group start by age. Register early as spaces are limited and this event usually fills! No on-site registration.
Location: Lovettsville Community Park
302702-01 $5 W 4/5 10:30am-11:30am

For the activities website which lists additional the activities available at the Lovettsville Community Center, please visit

Loudoun Economic Development Small and Minority-Owned Business Survey

The Loudoun County Econonmic Development team has launched a Small and Minority-Owned Business survey for Loudoun County businesses. The department is always looking for how they can better support small businesses here in Loudoun.  

Survey Link: 

Pay Your Water and Sewer Bill Online w/Credit Card or E-Check 

The Town of Lovettsville encourages residents to register with Invoice Cloud in order to make Water and Sewer Bill payments online. You can register for an account by clicking here:Lovettsville Water and Sewer online. When registering your account, please be sure to provide the full account number, including the dash (ex: 00000-00). Click here for more information or copy and paste the direct link to your browser and save it as a favorite:  
Utilizing Invoice Cloud for your monthly Water and Sewer bill payments has many benefits and convenience for bill payers.  Currently, the Town absorbs all fees associated with e-check transactions, so the cost to you is no more than paying by cash or check.  Invoice Cloud offers other features such as autopay, paperless billing, and pay by text.  You also receive three emailed reminder notices before your bill's due date.  All payments post automatically to the Town’s billing software, eliminating the need for Town staff to manually post and deposit paper checks. 
You can also check your water meter data status at:  

Think Before You Flush!

Friendly Reminder: Many people are using disinfecting wipes, paper towels, masks and gloves to maintain health protocols, the Town asks that residents please do not dispose of these products in the toilet. They do not break down like toilet paper and can clog your pipes and the Town’s sanitary sewer system.     

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