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Mayor's Message 

Happy 1st Friday of 2023, Lovettsville! 

I hope your new year is off to a great start and that you have been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather! With the dawning of a new year and for the first time in a loooong time (ever?), Lovettsville welcomes a new Mayor and Town Council in January instead of July. Welcome Council Members Jennifer Reed, Bobby Merhaut and Brandon Davis! We are all excited to get to work, but first… 

A Thank You 
The last 4.5 years have been a great ride for the Town. The accomplishments are too many to list here, but one thing is for certain…it would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from the “Overtime” Mayor Nate Fontaine and (now former) Council Members Renee Edmonston and Tony Quintana. All three have a long history of helping shape and lead the Town for nearly the past decade and their contributions to the Town will live on for years to come! They are truly servant leaders and, while they have decided to step off the dais for now, they will not be far. 

At our December 15th Town Council meeting, Councilmembers Edmonston and Quintana were recognized for their many years and varied service to the Town. Their resolutions can be heard at the 37 minute, 40 second mark of the meeting

The Council recognized the service of Mayor Nate and his family by declaring tomorrow, Saturday, January 7, 2023 as Nate Fontaine Day by adopting Resolution 2022-12-0007 as follows. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of Nate and his great family! 



WHEREAS, in April 2014, Nathaniel O. “Nate” Fontaine decided to make Lovettsville his home with his wife, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Fontaine, children, Grace and Austin, and in-laws, Harold “Butch” and Rena Mae Baker; and  

WHEREAS, almost immediately, Nate found ways to get involved to serve the Town of Lovettsville which included being appointed to the Lovettsville Planning Commission in April 2015 and was elected as Vice Chair in July 2017; and  

WHEREAS, Nate was unanimously appointed to serve as a member of the Town Council from July 2017 to June 2018; and   

WHEREAS, in May 2018, Nate was elected by over 77% of the Town of Lovettsville electorate to serve as the Mayor for the Town of Lovettsville, reelected in 2020 and nobly served in that capacity for over four-and-a-half years; and   

WHEREAS, the Fontaine/Baker family were (and still are) mainstay volunteers, founding and/or current members of the Lovettsville Oktoberfest, Mayfest, Love America, Love Summer, and Love Winter committees and respective events for the past eight-and-a-half years and counting; and  

WHEREAS, in June 2019, the Fontaine/Baker family displayed their long-standing commitment of love and dedication to God and Country, family and community through the founding of the Lovettsville American Legion Post 1836 and Lovettsville American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1836, with Nate and Lizzy serving as the first Post Commander and Vice Commander, respectively; and  

WHEREAS, during his service, Nate was instrumental and leading the revival of the Coalition of Loudoun Towns (COLT) and, as Mayor, Nate was a vocal leader of COLT and served as the voice for Western Loudoun on matters pertaining to the Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan, proposed land use changes, and state and local laws which threatened the quality of life and viewshed of Lovettsville and her citizens; and  

WHEREAS, during his time as Mayor, Nate was the rainmaker who promoted and achieved the full vacancy of the Towns expanded business storefronts, largest attendance records during Town events, buildout of two new communities (Lovettsville West and the Villages at Lovettsville), new town facilities and fiscal responsibility to provide quality services to the town citizens while leading the Town through the adverse economic impacts of a worldwide pandemic, all while unapologetically protecting the small town character and tight-knit community that makes our Town the special place we call home.  

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, we, the Town Council for the Town of Lovettsville, do hereby designate that January 7, 2023, shall be known as “Nate Fontaine Day” throughout the Town and we urge all citizens to join Nate and Lizzy in celebrating not only their 40th birthdays, but the exemplary service of Mayor Nate and his family to selflessly serve, promote and protect the town they call home.  

Coming Full Circle on the Squirkle 
Mayor Nate was kind enough to go into “double overtime” and out in style as the Master of Ceremonies for Lovettsville’s annual Berserkle on the Squirkle. A raucous crowd showed up in their (New Year’s Day) Sunday best to complete the 5K trek around (…and around…and around) the Squirkle. The regifted gifts were awesome…I love my new socks that might just be making an appearance at this year’s Oktoberfest. Congratulations to the totally random Bronze, Silver and Gold medal winners! 

Town Council Meetings  
Your next Town Council meeting is TOMORROW (Saturday, January 7th) for the annual Town Council Retreat starting at 8AM.  The draft agenda includes: 

  • Councilmember FOIA/COIA Training 
  • Appointment of your new Vice Mayor 
  • Committee Assignments 
  • Adopt 2023 Calendar Meeting Schedule 
  • Priorities for 2023 
  • Scheduling of the review of various Town policies  

The next Regular Town Council meeting is Thursday, January 12th at 6:30PM.  The draft agenda includes: 

  • Committee Appointments 
  • Approval of Previous Town Council Minutes 
  • Approval of ARPA Non-Profit and Business Grant Extension 
  • Scheduling of Public Hearing for LVZA 2022-0004, Accessory Structures on Townhouse Lots for January 26, 2023 

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.

It's been a great first week and I appreciate your support to allow me to sign off for the first time as your Mayor! 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. 

January 7
Town Council Retreat

January 10
Infrastructure Committee Meeting (CANCELLED)

January 11
Mayfest Committee Meeting

January 12
Town Council Meeting

January 16 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday - Town Offices Closed) 

January 26 
Town Council Meeting 

February 1 
Planning Commission

FY23 Town Calendar (July 2022-June 2023)
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. 


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 

  • Storytime Programs
    • Messy Mondays – Mondays at 10:00am
    • Baby Sensory Playdate – Tuesdays at 10:00am
    • Family Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:00am
  • Family Events
    • Wednesday Wind Down – Wednesdays at 7:00pm
    • Art Buffet – Saturday, January 28th  at 10:00am
    • Movies Time: DC League of Super-Pets  –  Monday, January 23rd at 1:00pm 
    • Movie Night: March of the Penguins  –  Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm
  • Youth programs
    • Art and Autism (Elementary) – Saturday, January 7th at 2:00pm
    • Lunar New Year Celebration (K-8) – Saturday, January 21st at 2:00pm
    • Nintendo at the Library(K-12) – Tuesday, January 24th at 1:00pm
  • Teen Programs
    • It’s All Write – Loudoun County Public Library’s annual teen writing competition is coming back! Teens can submit a short story of 2,500 words or less for a chance to win $200. Entries are accepted from January 1st-March 1st.
    • D&D Club – Wednesdays at 5:30pm
    • Teen Time – Thursdays at 6:00pm
    • DIY Teens: Cookie Decorating – Saturday, January 14th at 2:00pm
  • Homeschool Enrichment
    • LEGO club (Birth-Elementary) – Fridays at 9:30am
    • Art (Elementary-Middle)– Thursday, January 5th at 2:00pm
    • Science (Elementary-Middle)– Thursday, January 19th at 2:00pm
  • Programs for Adults
    • Winter Read-a-thon – January 1st-March 20th Each hour spent reading or listening to a book counts as one mile in the great Winter Read-a-thon. Earn prizes along the way for hitting milestones. Track your progress online or on a printed reading log available at the branch. For more information, visit
    • eResource Workshop– Wednesday, January 4th at 6:00pm
    • Paint with Acrylics led by artist Diane Dennis – Thursday, January 5th at 10:30am
    • Adult Book Club
    • Monday, January 30th at 1pm: The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
  • Display Case Exhibit:
    • Staff Exhibit: Quilts

 Things to Note

  •  All libraries will be closed on the following days:
    • Sunday, January 1st for New Year’s Day
    • Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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 yo
ur 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:  

Community Center Updates

(Ages 2-10) You are cordially invited to a royal princess party! Come dressed in your fanciest princess dress. The Lovettsville Community Center will be filled with activities including princess crafts like a wand making station and a tiara making station. Light refreshments will be served. 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
202703-01 // $15 // Sat - 1/28 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm
(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

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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