City offices to be closed and trash pick-up changes due to July 4th holiday

MARTINSVILLE – All city offices and services, except emergency police and fire services, will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of the July 4th Holiday.  Additionally, the Transfer Station and the Utility Office will be closed on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in observance of the holiday.

For those residents who normally have their trash picked up on Mondays, trash will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.  Residents are asked to have their trash curbside by 6:00 AM on their pick-up day, but not before 6:00 PM the night before their pick-up day.

City announces four budget workshop sessions

The City of Martinsville Common Council will conduct four Budget Workshop Sessions, each beginning at 4:30 PM on Monday, July 11, 2022; Monday, July 25, 2022; Monday, August 8, 2022; and Monday, August 22, 2022, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 59 South Jefferson Street, Martinsville, Indiana.  The purpose of these workshop sessions will be for the discussion of details in advance of the preparation of the 2023 City Budget.  These workshop sessions are open to the public; however, no public comment will be received, and no decisions will be made by the Common Council.

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.

Some City Offices to Temporarily Relocate

MARTINSVILLE – In preparation for a new Police Headquarters and other new office space, some city offices will be temporarily relocating to other city-owned locations.

On Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th the Clerk-Treasurer’s Office will be closed for in-person transactions so they may move to their temporary location at the Wastewater Treatment Plant building at 995 Rogers Road.  During these two days, the staff may be reached via telephone, at 765-342-6012.  The Clerk-Treasurer’s Office will reopen for normal business starting Monday, May 2nd.  While at the temporary location, the hours of operation will be Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Office will be relocating to space in City Hall at 59 S. Jefferson Street, by mid-May.  The entrance to their temporary office location will be through a marked door on the east (back) side of the building.  There will not be access to the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Office from within City Hall.  Visitors to the office are therefore encouraged to park in the lot on the east side of City Hall.  Office hours for the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement office will be 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  The telephone number will remain 765-349-4923.

Once both the Clerk-Treasurer and Building Inspector/Code Enforcement offices move, the building will be set for demolition.  This is to be the site of the future Police Headquarters.  No dates have been set for the demolition or the start of construction of the headquarters; however, it is hoped that work will begin in  2022.

A timeline for when the temporarily relocated offices will have permanent locations has not yet been determined.  According to Martinsville Mayor Kenny Costin, this is a multi-layer, multi-year project.  “Once the Public Safety Building has been razed and the new Police Headquarters has been built, work will begin on creating permanent office space for the relocated offices,” said Costin.  Plans for where these offices will be located are still under review.

The mayor went on to say, “We recognize that the relocation of these offices may be an inconvenience; however, the long-range improvements will allow us to better serve our residents.”  He pointed out that the offices being relocated are going into space already owned by the city and therefore, not costing the taxpayers any additional dollars for the rent of the space.

Architectural designs for the Police Headquarters and future office space are being prepared for presentation to the Common Council for their review sometime in the coming weeks.