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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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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!

 

NOTICE:  At their August 12, 2019 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read)

 

EVENT:  Luray to host its First Annual Sunflower Festival on September 14, 2019. Click to Read Details.

 

NOTICE:  At their July 8, 2019 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed these issues and took these actions.  (click to read)

 

NOTICE:  The Town of Luray, in conjunction with the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce and Luray Downtown Initiative, is proud to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Main Street Bridge Replacement project, on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. Located on West Main Street, between Broad Street and Hawksbill Street. (Rain or delay date, Monday, July 1st.) The celebration will give all in attendance a chance to be among the first to experience the new bridge first-hand.

The completion of construction on the Main Street Bridge marks a new beginning for the Town of Luray. Town leaders have worked diligently to make this new bridge a reality. We will celebrate an impressive engineering and construction milestone on the history of the Town of Luray’s most vital bridge, joining East Main Street and West Main Street.

Town of Luray, Mayor Barry Presgraves, will be accompanied by Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce, Luray Downtown Initiative, Orders Construction, LLC, A. Morton Thomas, Whitman-Requardt & Associates, Racey Engineering, PLLC, VDOT, and area business owners for this momentous occasion.

Following the ribbon cutting, Audre King from the West Luray Recreation Center, will be the first to drive across the new Main Street Bridge. Barb Stewart, who won the Bridge Raffle, graciously gifted her winning ticket to Audre. Area children will accompany Audre as he makes the drive over the bridge in a truck donated for the event by Marlow Ford.

Questions about the grand opening and ribbon-cutting can be directed to Gina Hilliard with the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce at gina.hilliard@luraypage.com or (540) 743-3915, or Bryan Chrisman with the Town of Luray at bchrisman@townofluray.com or (540) 743-5511.

 

ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORT: 2018 Report   |   Public Notice

 

NOTICE: At their May 13, 2019 Council Meeting, the Luray Town Council reviewed the following issues and took these actions. (click to read summary)

 

NOTICE: Water Rookie of the Year Award

At the 30th Annual Virginia Rural Water Conference, David Sedwick received the award for Water Rookie of the Year. This award is awarded to an operator who is starting in the water field. David worked at the Wastewater Plant for over 20 years, and in 2018 transferred to the Water Treatment Plant.  David started at the Water Plant in August 2018, and in November 2018, David passed his water license exam. David is now a licensed water operator. David has been, and continues to be, a huge asset to the Water Treatment Plant here in Luray!

 

Notice:  Fiscal Year 2020 Budget - A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 13th at 7:00 pm  View Budget

 

Waste Management 2019 Holiday Schedule:

  • MEMORIAL DAY - MONDAY, MAY 27 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY - THURSDAY, JULY 4 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • LABOR DAY - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • THANKSGIVING - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY
  • CHRISTMAS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25 - TRASH WILL BE ON A 1 DAY DELAY

 

2019 Holiday Schedule

The Town of Luray will observe the following dates in 2019.  Offices will be closed on the days/half-days as noted below:

  • Tuesday January 1 2019  - New Year's Day
  • Monday January 21 2019  - Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday February 18 2019 - President's Day
  • Friday April 19 2019  - Good Friday
  • Monday May 27 2019  - Memorial Day
  • Wednesday July 3 2019  - Employee Picnic 1/2 day
  • Thursday July 4 2019 - Independence Day
  • Monday September 2 2019 - Labor Day
  • Monday October 14 2019 - Columbus Day
  • Monday November 11 2019 - Veteran's Day
  • Wednesday November 27 2019 - Thanksgiving 1/2 day
  • Thursday November 28 2019 - Thanksgiving
  • Friday November 29 2019 - Thanksgiving
  • Tuesday December 24 2019 - Christmas Holiday
  • Wednesday December 25 2019 - Christmas Holiday
  • Thursday December 26 2019 - Christmas Holiday

 

 

  • Memorial Drive Notices & Map Images - West Main Bridge Construction Project:

NOTICE: One-Way Lane                 NOTICE: Road Closure             Memorial Drive Phase 1                     Memorial Drive Phase 1 (Basic)

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Memorial Drive Phase 2                           Memorial Drive Phase 2 (Basic)

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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:

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