Groundbreaking Set For Water Supply and Treatment Improvements Project

MARTINSVILLE – Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Water Supply and Treatment Improvements Project will take place on Thursday, October 29th at 1:30 PM at the Water Testing Facility, 410 West Cunningham Street, Martinsville.  As part of the ceremonies representatives from State Government; the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA); the contractors; Administrative Resources Association; and the city will be on hand to “turn the earth”.  State Representative Peggy Mayfield and OCRA Interim Executive Director Matt Crouch will make brief remarks on behalf of the State.  Mayor Kenny Costin will make brief remarks on behalf of the City.

The ceremonies mark the start of the $6.7 million project that will make distribution system improvements, which includes the drilling and development of three new wells and the decommissioning of three existing wells.  Also included in the project is the renovation of the interior of the existing treatment facility including the construction of a new lab and office building adjacent to the existing treatment facility (site of the groundbreaking).  The distribution system improvements also include the replacement of approximately 11,200 linear feet of existing water mains.  Approximately 70 new hydrants will replace existing hydrants or be new hydrants installed in various parts of the city as part of the project.

In January of 2020, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs awarded the City of Martinsville a $700,000 grant to be applied toward this project.  The balance of the project is being funded through the State Revolving Fund Loan Program.

The public is welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremonies; however, parking at the groundbreaking site is limited.

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED

OCTOBER 22, 2020 – The Precautionary Boil Water Order that was in effect for 1195 Hinson Road to 2710 Hinson Road has been lifted.  It is no longer necessary to boil water for drinking or cooking based on the result of test results received from a State-Certified Laboratory.   

PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY

OCTOBER 20, 2020 – A Precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued for all homes/businesses from 1195 Hinson Road through 2710 Hinson Road, between and including these addresses.

On this date, crews have had to shut down a water line for repairs in the above outlined area.  The repairs are underway at this time.

Once the water service has been restored, it is recommended that water be boiled for any drinking or cooking for five minutes before consuming.

Per standard procedure, anything a water main is shut down, a mandatory Precautionary Boil Water Advisory is issued until satisfactory water samples are obtained and for two consecutive days.  Samples will be collected today and tomorrow and submitted to a state certified laboratory for analysis.  Once the results have been received and it is determined it is no longer necessary to boil any drinking/cooking water, a discontinuation of the order will be issued and the order will be removed from the city’s web site.

Should anyone have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the water office at 765-342-2449.

Repaving of Burton Lane scheduled

MARTINSVILLE – The repaving of Burton Lane has been scheduled for the week of October 19, 2020.  Starting Monday morning, October 19th millwork, and preparations will begin.  Paving is to begin on Tuesday, October 20th, and should be completed by end of day on Wednesday, October 21st.  There will be lane restrictions during the repaving process.  Motorists should expect intermittent delays.

Morgan Street to close for two weeks; new water mains being installed downtown!

MARTINSVILLE – Beginning Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Morgan Street from Marion Street on the West to Wayne Street on the East will be closed to all traffic for a period of approximately two weeks.  This closure is so new water mains may be installed.  Washington Street will be the recommended detour during this construction period.

**Downtown businesses are still accessible during the installation of water mains on Morgan St.Beginning Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Morgan Street from Marion Street on the West to Wayne Street on the East will be closed to all traffic for a period of approximately two weeks. This closure is so new water mains may be installed. Washington Street will be the recommended detour during this construction period. Shops on Main St. (and parking) can still be accessed from Washington St. to the south and Pike St. to the north. Shops and businesses on Morgan St. can be accessed via the side streets to the north and south of the closures.**

Martinsville raising funds for a Safe Haven Baby Box

MARTINSVILLE, INDIANA:  The City of Martinsville and the Martinsville Fire Department announced plans to raise funds for the installation of a Safe Haven Baby Box. The City initiated contact with the Safe Haven Baby Boxes organization in early 2020 after learning more about the program with the announcement of the installation of a baby box in Mooresville, IN. 

November Redevelopment Commission meeting date changed

Due to the Wednesday, November 11th Veterans Day Holiday, the Martinsville Redevelopment Commission will meet for their regular meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 AM in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 59 S. Jefferson Street, Martinsville.