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Town of Luray, Virginia

PO Box 629   ::   45 East Main Street, Luray, VA 22835

Town Office: (540) 743-5511  ::  West Main Bridge

                             Fax: (540) 743-1486

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NOTICE: SERVICE INTERRUPTION - The Town of Luray Public Works Department wishes to notify you that your Water Service may be interrupted on: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. This will primarily impact West Lu Drive & Ayden Lane. The water will be off due to water line disconnection & reconnection work at the end of Ayden Lane. This work is necessary to repair a leaking fitting. This piping network will be re-connected as soon as possible. Such work is weather-dependent. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: October 26, 2020 - The Town of Luray will begin draining Lake Arrowhead on Wednesday, October 28th for annual maintenance. The water level will drop about seven (7) feet.

The Town will be conducting lakeside vegetation maintenance, maintenance and inspection of the emergency water intake pipe, and safety inspection of the dock.

During the period of lowered lake levels, boats will not be able to launch from the dock or boat ramp. Following the maintenance work, the lake will naturally begin to fill to its normal level over the next few months.

We apologize for the disruption of normal recreational use, but the maintenance is necessary for safe operation of the lake as a stormwater control and emergency water source for the Town of Luray.

If you require any questions, please contact the Town’s Department of Parks & Recreation at (540) 843-0770.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray is proud to announce that the Town has been awarded funding through the Virginia Trees for Clean Water Grant administered by the Virginia Department of Forestry to plant trees along Hawksbill Creek.   READ ANNOUNCEMENT

 

NOTICE: The Town Council has established a COVID-19 Small Business Grant to assist our local small businesses with their operation capital expenses to reestablish or continue business operations that have been impacted by COVID-19. GET DETAILS

 

NOTICE: At their October 13, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions (read).

 

NOTICE: Sign Permits and Regulations (click or tap to open)

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Town Council has been requested to consider a Resolution regarding equal protection and equality.  The Town Council has requested that Town residents provide their comments on the Resolution and have an opportunity to offer suggestions for modifications:

Please provide your comments and suggestion by email to: sburke@townofluray.com

 

RESOLUTION EQUAL PROTECTION & EQUALITY FOR TOWN CITIZENS - BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Town of Luray hereby proclaims its intentions to promote and ensure its residents shall be free and safe from discrimination of all types.

Small Virginia communities have always played an important role in setting the standard for safety, security and harmony in the lives of all of its citizens.  Residents deserve to live in a community that is culturally sensitive, responsive, and provides a safe environment for its residents, children, families, and elders to live, grow and prosper.

The Town proclaims that discrimination of all types, no matter its base, including discrimination based upon race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or age have no place in this Town.  The Town of Luray hereby pledges to do its part in advocating and enforcing equal protection of the laws and rights of all of its citizens and to promote the welfare of this community.  This Town will work to move forward with a community that is blind to labels and titles and is intolerant of discrimination. The Town seeks to unify all of its people under the banner of equality.

The Town proclaims that it will endeavor to continue to build and create an inclusive community.  Wherever there is a system of oppression within its boundaries, the Town will work to positively heal this system. Wherever there are Town individuals, citizens, families, groups, and organizations that are marginalized, the Town will work positively to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice.

The Town proclaims that the laws of this community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States of America apply equally to all of its citizens, as guaranteed by both the U.S. Constitution and that of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Town will use its resources and the power of its people to guarantee its citizens such protections.  Moving forward, the people of the Town are united as one.  [ VIEW/DOWNLOAD PDF FORMAT ]

 

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Town Council has developed a partnership with the Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation to fund the Town of Luray CARES Scholarship to assist Luray residents who were financially impacted by COVID-19.  If your job or your family’s source of income was disrupted by COVID-19, you could qualify for the CARES Scholarship that will cover 75% of tuition - up to $2,000 per resident - for classes provided by LFCC Workforce Solutions, which will assist in continuing education, job training, and career preparation. Applications can be found HERE and on the Lord Fairfax Community College Foundation website. [Download/View copy of this notice, with application, in PDF format.]

 

 

NOTICE: At their September 14, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions (read).

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Police and Public Works Departments with to Inform you that the following Street/Road Section will be: CLOSED TO THRU-VEHICLE TRAFFIC: JORDAN STREET - One to Two Segments at Any One Time. Local Traffic will be Flagged Through. Closure is due to: Asphalt Milling & Paving Activities Wednesday, September 16, 2020 through Friday, September 18, 2020 (Weather Permitting). Detour Routing -Cole Street; Street Section will be Re-Opened each Evening. Please use Alternate Travel Routes until the Street/Road Section is re-opened by the Town/Contractor. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of: Sidewalk& Utility Segment Construction Activities Material Removal & Concrete Replacement on South Broad Street Between Campbell Street & the Stop Light, East Side Only. This Construction Period is planned for Tuesday, September 8, 2020 through Thursday, September 10, 2020 (weather permitting). PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & LANE CLOSURES THAT MAY AFFECT DRIVING & PARKING IN THIS SECTOR. INTERMITTENT FLAGGING OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR. TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY THE CONTRACTOR SHORT-TERM CLOSURES OF THE TRAFFIC LANES MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF WORKERS. NOTE: The Sidewalk Sections in this Work Zone will be Closed during Construction. Travel Lanes will be Re­- Opened after each Day's Work. Dust, noise, traffic delays, and altered travel ways will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you that Asphalt Milling & Paving Activities will be occurring on East Ridge Lane From Antioch Road to the End.  The work is planned to occur on Monday, August 31, 2020 and Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (weather dependent). Dust, noise, congestion, new traffic patterns, and uneven pavement will occur during these times. The Contractor will provide a minimum of one-lane two-way traffic with flagging operations continuously. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Police and Public Works Departments wish to inform you that the following Street/Road Section will be: CLOSED TO THRU-VEHICLE TRAFFIC: High Street, One to Two Segments at Any One Time. Local Traffic will be Flagged Through. Closure is due to: Asphalt Milling & Paving Activities on Monday, August 31, 2020 through Thursday September 3, 2020 (weather permitting). Detour Routing - Wilson Street to First Street And Wilson to East Main Street. Street Section will be Re-Opened each Evening. Please use Alternate Travel Routes until the Street/Road Section is re-opened by the Town/Contractor. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you that Asphalt Milling & Paving Activities will be occurring on High Street From Wilson Street to First Street. The work is planned to occur on Monday, August 31, 2020 through Thursday, September 3, 2020 (weather dependent). Dust, noise, congestion, new traffic patterns, and uneven pavement will occur during these times. The Contractor will provide a minimum of one-lane two-way traffic with flagging operations continuously. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: At their August 10, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions (read).

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray has published its Town Council Meeting Agenda for its Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, August 10, 2020. VIEW AGENDA

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray’s Mission Statement included in our Personnel Policies Manual states “It is the mission of every Town employee to deliver quality service to our residents, customers, and visitors in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner in order to promote pride in our community.”

We believe that our employees and every person in our community deserves fair and just treatment.  The many voices of our community welcome all to Luray.

The Town of Luray rejects racism and is committed to working together with the community through understanding, compassion, and opportunity.

The Town Council will discuss the events leading to this statement at their August 10th meeting.

The Town of Luray seeks to continue our ability to serve our community, and welcomes any constructive suggestions to accomplish this goal.  If you have any suggestions, please contact the Town Manager at sburke@townofluray.com

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NOTICE: At their July 13, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions (read).

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments would like to notify you of Street Construction Activities including Travel Lane & Crosswalk Layout Work, and Line Marking & Crosswalk Installation at the Main & Broad Street Intersection to match lines on Main & Broad Streets. This Construction Period is planned for Monday, July 13, 2020 through Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (weather permitting). PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & LANE CLOSURES THAT MAY AFFECT DRIVING & PARKING IN THIS SECTOR. INTERMITTENT FLAGGING OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR.

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY THE CONTRACTOR SHORT-TERM CLOSURES OF THE TRAFFIC LANES MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF WORKERS.

Work includes removal of asphalt and line markings, minor milling, and paving activities, as well as line marking and crosswalk layout and installations.  Dust, noise, traffic delays, and altered travel ways will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: Lake Arrowhead Beach Information (read).

 

NOTICE: At their June 8, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions (read).

 

NOTICE: Board of Zoning & Appeals Meeting Agenda (Meeting 6.18.20)

 

NOTICE: 2019 Annual Drinking Water Report

 

NOTICE: The Luray Town Office will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020. The office will re-open at 8:00 am on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Should You Have a Water or Sewer Emergency, Please Call  the Page County Sheriff’s Office at 540.743.6571 option #4

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT 2020 Holiday Schedule:

MEMORIAL DAY - Mon, May 25 - Trash on a 1 day delay

INDEPENDENCE DAY - NORMAL SCHEDULE

LABOR DAY - Mon., Sept. 7 - Trash on a 1 day delay

THANKSGIVING -Thurs., Nov. 26 - Trash on a 1 day delay

CHRISTMAS - Fri., Dec. 25 - Trash on a 1 day delay

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of Street Excavation, Drainage Work Asphalt Milling & Paving Activities: Planing Mill Road From Virginia Avenue to the End. This Construction Period is planned for Monday, May 11, 2020 through Friday, June 5, 2020 (weather permitting).

PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & SIDEWALK CLOSURES THAT MAY AFFECT DRIVING & WALKING IN THIS SECTOR. INTERMITTENT FLAGGING OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR. TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY THE CONTRACTOR. SHORT-TERM CLOSURES OF THE TRAFFIC LANES MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF WORKERS.

Work includes removal of concrete, forming & pouring new concrete, and placement of stone aggregates. Dust, noise, traffic delays, and loose gravel will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of Asphalt Paving Activities occurring on West Main Street-North Side Between the Traffic Light and the Bridge. The work will occur between Monday, May 4, 2020, and Friday, May 8, 2020 (weather dependent).

Dust, noise, congestion, new traffic patterns, and uneven pavement will occur during these times.

The Contractor will periodically provide two-way traffic with cones and flagging operations. At times, eastbound traffic will be detoured on Hawksbill Street. West bound traffic will continue in the available lanes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Replacement at Broad Street & Main Street, around the Intersection. This Construction Period is planned for Monday, May 4, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020 (weather permitting).

PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & SIDEWALK CLOSURES THAT M4Y AFFECT DRIVING & WALKING IN THIS SECTOR. INTERMITTENT FLAGGING OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR. TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY THE CONTRACTOR SHORT-TERM CLOSURES OF THE TRAFFIC LANES M4Y BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF WORKERS.

Work includes removal of concrete, forming & pouring new concrete, and placement of stone aggregates. Dust, noise, traffic delays, and loose gravel will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: LDI No-Interest Relief Loans for Downtown Businesses

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of: Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Replacement: West Main Street From the Stoplight to the Bridge (North Side). This Construction Period is planned for Monday, April 27, 2020 through Friday, May 1, 2020 (weather permitting).

PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & SIDEWALK CLOSURES THAT MAY AFFECT DRIVING & WALKING IN THIS SECTOR. INTERMITTENT FLAGGING OPERATIONS WILL LIKELY OCCUR. TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY THE CONTRACTOR SHORT-TERM CLOSURES OF THE CENTER TURN LANE MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE SAFETY OF WORKERS.

Work includes removal of concrete, forming & pouring new concrete, and placement of stone aggregates. Dust, noise, traffic delays, and loose gravel will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Public Works and Police Departments wish to notify you of: Drainage Improvements, Water Line Replacement, Milling & Paving Operations affecting Planing Mill Road From Virginia Avenue. This Construction Period will continue from Monday, April 13, 2020 through Friday, May 15, 2020. (weather permitting).

PLEASE BE ALERT FOR THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC INTERRUPTIONS & CLOSURES THAT MAY AFFECT DRIVING & WALKING IN THIS SECTOR.

Work includes forming & pouring concrete, placement of stone aggregates, excavation, asphalt milling and paving Dust, noise, traffic delays, and loose gravel will likely occur. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: The Town of Luray Police and Public Works Departments wish to inform you that the following Street/Road Section will be: CLOSED TO THRU-VEHICLE TRAFFIC: West Main Street From Hawksbill Street to Stoplight Eastbound Lane Only. Closure is due to: Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Replacement. Closure in effect from Monday, April 20, 2020 through Friday April 24, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. (weather permitting).

Detour Routing: Hawksbill St. to Mechanic St. Street Section will be Re-Opened each Evening.

Blue Ridge Bank Drive-Through will remain Open.

Please use Alternate Travel Routes until the Street/Road Section is re-opened by the Town/Contractor. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

 

NOTICE: At their April 13, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read).

 

Recommended FY 2021 Town Budget

FY 2021 Budget Presentation

 

2020 Community Survey Results

 

NOTICE: At their March 10, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read).

 

NOTICE: At their February 10, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read).

 

2019 Annual Report

 

NOTICE:  During 2020, the Town of Luray Public Works Department will be offering this schedule related to Spring & Fall Clean-Up Services and Spring & Fall Brush Pick-Up Services.  If you have questions, or if your items were not picked up, please call 743-5511. (View Schedule)

 

NOTICE:  Our 2020 Town of Luray Events Rack Card is AVAILABLE NOW!  View / Download PDF by clicking here.

 

NOTICE: At their January 14, 2020 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read).

 

There is so much to love about Luray.  We'd love to hear from you about our Town. Let us know what you love about Luray by clicking here.  Tell us your story. We'll share some of them at our Council meetings and on our social media. Thanks for letting us know why you love Luray!  #loveluray

 

MESSAGE FROM LURAY PARKS & REC:

Event Changes 2020 - Festival of Spring to be Replaced with Two New Events

The Town of Luray will be making some big changes to their 2020 event schedule! The biggest change will be that after 15 years, the Festival of Spring will not return to the Town’s annual lineup of events. In keeping up with event trends, the Town will be partnering with Luray Downtown Initiative (LDI) to bring a new event to the lineup – the Downtown Get Down! This new event will take place in June of 2020, and will consist of food, tunes, and brews! This food truck and music festival will have the same footprint as the historic Festival of Spring, and will take place on East and West Main Streets from the train tracks on East Main to Ruffner Plaza. Join us in welcoming summer. Spend the day downtown eating until your heart is content, shopping, grabbing a drink, playing yard games like cornhole and giant Jenga, and enjoying the sights and sounds of multiple music stages throughout the event. A fun day for the whole family!

The second addition to the 2020 event lineup will be the continuation of the Annual Sunflower Festival in the fall. This multi-partnership collaboration with Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA), Luray Downtown Initiative (LDI), The Town of Luray (TOL) and Page Valley Arts Council (PVAC) brings a splash of yellow to our wonderful community as we welcome fall in Luray! Next year, multiple acres of sunflowers will be planted at Ralph H. Dean Recreation Park. Join the Town in welcoming autumn for the 2nd Annual Sunflower Festival. Clip sunflowers, buy something from our local craft vendors, take a ride on the hay ride, enjoy the petting zoo, hay maze, and other various kids activities then head downtown to continue the celebration and dine and shop at our local businesses! A fun day for the entire family to enjoy.

Stay tuned and follow the Town of Luray on Facebook as well as Instagram (@townofluray) for updates and more information about these exciting new events coming to Luray in 2020.

Follow Luray Downtown Initiative on Facebook and Instragram (@downtownluray) for additional updates and things to do in Downtown Luray!

 

Waste Management 2020 Holiday Schedule:

  • MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 25 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • LABOR DAY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY

 

2020 Holiday Schedule

The Town of Luray will observe the following dates in 2020.  Offices will be closed on the days/half-days as noted below:

  • Wednesday January 1 2020  - New Year's Day
  • Monday January 20 2020  - Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday February 17 2020 - President's Day
  • Friday April 10 2020  - Good Friday
  • Monday May 25 2020  - Memorial Day
  • Friday July 3 2020 - Independence Day (Observed)
  • Monday September 7 2020 - Labor Day
  • Monday October 12 2020 - Columbus Day
  • Wednesday November 11 2020 - Veteran's Day
  • Wednesday November 25 2020 - Thanksgiving 1/2 day
  • Thursday November 26 2020 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday November 27 2020 - Thanksgiving
  • Thursday December 24 2020 - Christmas Holiday
  • Friday December 25 2020 - Christmas Holiday

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROUGHT/LOW WATER SUPPLY STATUS

Oct. 2017: Steamflow Water Supply Status for the Shenandoah Valley: Emergency

Groundwater levels, precipitation deficits, and reservoir storage status as indicated below:

CURRENT DESIGNATOR

STATUS LEVEL

DECLARATION DATE  |  DATE RESCINDED

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