Watch City of Martinsville Common Council & Board of Public Works meetings and mayoral updates

Did you know? There’s a great way to keep up with all that is happening with the City of Martinsville administration and projects that are impacting our community. If you can’t make it to the twice-a-month meetings of the common council and the board of public works, you are now able to watch them live on YouTube or catch the recording later, all on the City of Martinsville YouTube channel. Periodic updates from the mayor can also be found there.

Board of Public Works meetings are held on second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 pm, followed immediately by common council meetings at 7:00 pm.

City holiday & affected trash pick-up dates added to online city calendar

All City of Martinsville holidays for 2022 have been added to the city’s calendar on their web page at martinsville.in.gov/city-calendar.  As trash pickup will be affected, the pickup date is shown on the entry on the calendar.

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY

The Martinsville Water Utility will be executing a planned shutdown of a water main for repair work on Thursday, January 13, 2022. The affected area includes the Jimmy Nash City Park, Valley Drive, Park Place, Shireman Estates, Church Street, Hammond Lane, Shady Lane, Kristi Lane, Shelburne Addition, Woodcrest Subdivision (for those on city water), the Grassyfork Building, residents, and businesses on East Morgan Street north of Hospital Drive, the Armory, IU Health Morgan Hospital, and the Fresenius Kidney Care. Once the work has been completed and the water service has been restored, a precautionary Boil Water Advisory will be in effect. Boil water advisories are standard procedure, per state regulation anytime a water line needs to be shut down. It is recommended that those in the affected areas bring water to a complete boil for five (5) minutes before consuming the water. The City of Martinsville Water Utility will be sampling the water after the work is completed and for two consecutive days thereafter. The samples will be sent to a State Certified Lab for testing. The City of Martinsville Water Utility will notify residents once the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted and when water may once again be consumed as normal.

City Council workshop scheduled for January 24th

The City of Martinsville Common Council will be conducting two Workshop Sessions.  The first will be on Monday, January 10, 2022, and the second will be on Monday, January 24, 2022.  Both workshops will begin at 4:30 PM and take place in the Council Chambers, 59 South Jefferson Street, Martinsville, Indiana.  The purpose of these Workshop Sessions will be the discussion on the future of city properties.  These sessions are open to the public; however, no public comment will be received, and no decisions will be made by the Common Council.

City offices to be closed and trash pick-up changes due to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

MARTINSVILLE – All city offices and services, except emergency police and fire services, will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Dr. MartinLuther King, Jr. Holiday. For those residents who normally have their trash picked up on Mondays, trash will be picked up on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Residents are asked to have their trash curbside by 7:00 AM on their pick-up day, but not before 6:00 PM the night before their pick-up day.

Changes coming to utility billing cycles

MARTINSVILLE – Beginning January 2022 the billing cycles for the Martinsville Utilities will be changing to staggard billing dates rather than all the bills going out on the same date.  With the new procedures, bills will be issued each week for a different part of the city.  Specifically, customers whose account begin with:

  • 1, 2, 3, or 4 will be billed the first week of the month
  • 5, 6, 7, 8, or 17 will be billed the second week of the month
  • 9, 10, 11, or 12 will be billed the third week of the month
  • 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, or 19 will be billed the fourth week of the month

During the first month of the transition, those in the first group may receive two bills within days of each other.  Under the new system, bills will be mailed at the end of the week that the meters are read, not at the beginning of the following month as has been done under the current billing process.  Even with the transition, customers will still only be billed for the previous four weeks’ usage.

Mayor Kenny Costin stated, “When reviewing the utility bill, it will be important to note the read/usage dates.  These days will not overlap.”  The mayor also pointed out that January 2022 will be the only month when customers will receive two bills and moving forward billing will be monthly and current.

The mayor gave the example that if a customer’s account begins with “1”, the customer will receive a bill dated January 1, 2022, for the consumption dates of November X, 2021 – December X, 2021.  On January 10, 2022, a bill will be sent for the consumption dates of December X, 2021 – January X, 2022.   By the second month of the transition, all customers will be on a regular four-week billing cycle, based on the starting number of their account.

Should customers have any questions during the transition, they are encouraged to call the Utility Office at 765-342-2249 or visit the office at 60 South Sycamore Street and the process will be thoroughly explained.