City offices to be closed and trash pick-up changes due to Fourth of July holiday

MARTINSVILLE – All city offices and services, except emergency police and fire services, will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. 

For those residents who normally have their trash picked up on Mondays, trash will be picked up on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.  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 Common Council to conduct budget workshop sessions

The City of Martinsville Common Council will conduct four Budget Workshop Sessions, each beginning at 4:30 PM on Monday, July 12; Monday July 26; Monday, August 9; and August 23 in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 59 South Jefferson Street, Martinsville, Indiana. The purpose of the workshop sessions will be for the discussion of details in advance of the preparation of the 2022 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.

City Announces Policies Related to COVID

MARTINSVILLE – Pursuant to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s announcements made on March 23, 2021, the City of Martinsville has issued their policies related to the COVID pandemic.

Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021 the wearing of masks in public buildings of the city will be by personal preference.  If a person is not comfortable entering a public building without a mask, then they are encouraged to continuing wearing a mask; however, masks will not be required.

Also beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Utility Office at 60 S. Sycamore Street will be open for walk-in payments.  The drive-thru will remain open as an option for bill payment.

The city will follow the recommendations/restrictions issued by the State and the Morgan County Health Departments related to capacities for gatherings.  This includes the capacities for restaurants, shopping, and social gatherings.  Public meetings will be open to the capacities as set forth by the State/County.  It should be noted that individual businesses have the ability to set their own restrictions regarding the wearing of masks in their places of business.

All school systems in the State are to remain under the current restrictions and mandates through the remainder of the current school year.

All persons above the age of 16 are encouraged to get vaccinated to help put an end to the COVID virus spread.  Those wishing to get vaccinated should go to or call 2-1-1 to schedule the vaccination.

It remains a recommended practice to social distance when possible and to wash/sanitize hands frequently.