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News and Events for the Lovettsville Area

Mayor's Message 

We hope you’re having a SUPER week and don’t get BOWLed over with excitement when reading this week’s updates! 

First, A Thank You 
As first reported a few weeks back, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors graciously and unanimously approved the installation of two post mounted speed display signs along Berlin Pike in the vicinity of Quarter Branch Road (to the north) and the Lovettsville Game Protective Association (to the south)! Improved traffic and pedestrian safety have been a focus of current and past Councils to address higher speeds within the Town’s corporate limits. 

With the support from the Board of Supervisors and the great collaboration between the County’s Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and our Town staff, this is an important first in a series of steps to mitigate this issue, with planned additional efforts with our state representatives and working with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to reduce the posted speed within town, especially closer to the Town Square commercial area. 

We thank and extend our appreciation to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County Transportation and Capital Infrastructure team, and our town staff, including but not limited to, our Project Manager, Charlie Mumaw, and Town Manager, Jason Cournoyer. 

If One Budget Wasn’t Enough... 
While the Town is in the thick of its annual budget review, we also want to share the upcoming February 15th (5PM) presentation by Loudoun County Administrator, Tim Hemstreet, to present his proposed budget to the Board of Supervisors. The budget will be available online right after that presentation. 

As mentioned last week, highlights of the Town Manager’s proposed budgets can be found in his presentation, along with the detailed budget document, available on the Town website (here). 

The remaining high-level schedule for this year’s budget is as follows: 

  • February 9th: Budget Work Session #2 (CIP) 

  • February 23rd: Budget Public Hearing & Work Session #3 (General Fund) 

  • March 9th: Budget Work Session #4 (Events Fund, Tax Rate & Fee Schedule) 

  • March 23rd: Public Hearing, Budget & Tax Rate Adoption 

Encouraging State Grant Funding News! 
The Town has received word from the Northern Virginia District that TWO of Lovettsville’s transportation projects have been recommended for Fiscal Year 2026 SMART Scale. The Town’s projects and recommended funding includes nearly $6.4 million in funding for South Loudoun Street and South Locust Street Improvements project and $2.6 million in funding for the South Berlin Pike and West Broad Way Intersection and Pedestrian Improvements project. Both projects are included in the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan and the recommended SMART Scale funding would fully fund these projects. These are potentially milestone grant awards for the Town, and is also another successful example of partnering with Loudoun County to apply for funding that otherwise the Town would not be eligible. The award of the SMART Scale funding by the Commonwealth Transportation Board is anticipated for this upcoming summer. If awarded, the funding would be available July 1, 2025. 

Two Creams, Three Sugars... #cwac is Back! 
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is excited to return to Back Street Brew Coffee & Tea House on Thursday, February 23rd from 8:30AM – 10:30AM for Coffee with a Cop. Come out and meet Lovettsville’s newest Community Resource Officer, Deputy Southward, along with his colleagues who serve and protect our Town every day. We look forward to seeing you there! 

The deadline for applications for ARPA Round 2 Business and Non-Profit Grant Relief Funding is THIS FRIDAY, February 10th. 

To apply, please print out this application and complete all fields. 

1. Town Business Interruption Fund Application for ARPA Funds 
2. Town Business Capital Investment Matching Grant Application for ARPA Funds 
3. Round 2 ARPA Non-Profit Grant Application 

...BUT there’s still time for... 
ARPA funded Utility Assistance Grants, which are available for our residents, businesses and non-profit organizations. More information on eligibility and how to apply are available here

All ARPA grant applications must be submitted to the Town of Lovettsville and can be dropped off at Town Hall at 6 E Pennsylvania Ave, Lovettsville, VA 20180. If you have any questions on either grant, please feel free to contact Lizzy Fontaine, Town Clerk at (540) 755-3001 or

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

We encourage you sign up for one or more of our opportunities to get involved and give back to 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

Town Council Meeting 
The next Regular Town Council meeting is tomorrow, Thursday, February 9th at 6:30PM where we will initiate the Town’s electric franchise agreement renewal process, continue the budget discussion with the review of the proposed Capital Improvement Plan, and a review of the Town’s Standards of Conduct and Ethics Policy. The draft agenda and related documentation is available here

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.  

Planning Commission 

February 9 
Town Council Meeting & Budget Work Session #2 

February 15  
Infrastructure Committee Meeting 

February 16 
Business & Commerce Development Committee Meeting 

February 20 
Presidents’ Day (Holiday - Town Offices Closed) 

February 21 
Oktoberfest Subcommittee Meeting 

February 22 
MayFest Committee Meeting 

February 23 
Town Council Meeting & Budget Work Session #3 
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. 

Town Hall 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 gratitude. 

Lovettsville Community Library 

February Programs:

Storytime Programs

  • Messy Mondays – Mondays at 10:00am 
  • Baby Sensory Playdate – Tuesdays at 10:00am 
  • Family Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:00am 
  • *New* Family Storytimes – February 21st and 28th at 5:00pm 

Family Events

  • Wednesday Wind Down – Wednesdays at 7:00pm 
  • Animals in Winter – Wednesday, February 15th at 1:00pm 
  • Movies Time: 101 Dalmatians – Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00pm  

Youth Programs

  • STEAM Club – Tuesday, February 14th at 3:00pm 
  • Art and Autism (Elementary) – Saturday, February 18th at 2:00pm  
  • Fairy Tale Celebration – Saturday, February 25th at 11:00am 

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 
  • Science (Elementary-Middle) – Thursday, February 16th at 11:00am 

Programs for Adults 

  • Little Known Facts About the American Civil War – Wednesday, February 8th at 11:30am  
  • Adult Book Club: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle – Monday, February 27th at 1pm

Display Case Exhibit: 

  • Staff Exhibit: Black History Comic Books 

Things to Note:

All libraries will be closed on the following days: 

  • Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20th 

Community Center Updates

(Ages 3 & Up) Bring your Legos and Duplos to test your skill and creativity. We'll provide a theme for each age category and you do the building within a time limit. Prizes awarded. Register early as spaces are limited and this event will fill! No on-site registration. Please call 540-822-5284 or email for more information.
Location: Lovettsville Community Center
202704-01 // $7 // Fri - 2/10 @ 6:30pm-8:00pm
(Ages 3-10) Calling all superheroes! We need your help fighting Dr. Boredom. Are you willing to join our team? Lovettsville is hosting a one-day Superhero Academy to train all the superheroes. Come dressed in your best superhero costume! This event is filled with activities and superhero crafts. Light refreshments will be served. No on-site registration. Please call 540-822-5284 or email for more information.
Location: Lovettsville Community Center
202705-01 // $15 // Sat - 2/25 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm

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

Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture: 

“I am persuaded they will do great Execution”: The Maryland and Virginia Rifle Companies of 1775

When:   Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 
Where:  St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, Va. 
For further information, contact: 
Edward Spannaus 540-822-9194, or 703-727-9758 
“On Sunday, February 19, for the launching of Lovettsville Historical Society’s 2023 Lecture Series, we will hear the story of one of the most important events at the beginning of the Revolutionary War:  the creation of the frontier Rifle Companies and the Continental Army. 

On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the formation of several independent companies of riflemen to reinforce the New Englanders then besieging British-occupied Boston. Among the first to answer the call were four companies of men – two from western Maryland, and two from Virginia – who made a remarkable journey to reach Washington’s army that has gone down in legend as the Bee Line March.  

Upon their arrival they made an immediate impact, turning a New England army into truly Continental Army, and further cementing the legend of the American marksman in history. 

Our speaker Travis Shaw is the Director of Education for the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area, where he has worked since 2017. Prior to joining VPHA he spent time at Historic St. Mary’s City, The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, Mount Vernon, and Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. He holds a BA in history from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and an MA in history with a concentration in public history from American University.  

Travis is former Vice President of the Loudoun Preservation Society and served on the Loudoun County Historic Cemeteries Commission. He is currently a member of the Loudoun County Heritage Commission. He is a guest contributor to the Emerging Revolutionary War series and has written a number of articles for the American Battlefield Trust.    

The presentation will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, at 10 East Broad Way, in Lovettsville. The program will be followed, as is customary, by questions and discussion. 

Admission is free, but donations and are welcome to defray expenses of the program and to support the activities of the Lovettsville Historical Society. 

For more information, visit or email” 

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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