MARTINSVILLE – Martinsville Mayor Kenny Costin announced that he will be hosting a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 27th.  This meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 59 S. Jefferson St., Martinsville.

In making the announcement, Mayor Costin stated, “I encourage anyone who has a question, concern, or whatever, to come to the meeting and share what is on their mind.”  The town hall will be aired on the city’s YouTube channel live; however, only questions presented by the in-person audience will be answered during the meeting.  To access the meeting go to the city’s home page, https://martinsville.in.gov/, and click on the red “Watch Meetings Live” button.

Based on the 2020 US Census, Martinsville City Districts have been adjusted slightly to reflect shifts in the population counts. The redistricting is required by law and will be effective January 1, 2024. “Most district boundaries stay about as they were,” according to Mayor Kenny Costin. He noted some have shifted by a few streets to give as much balance as possible to the population in each district. A map showing the districts will be displayed during the Thursday, October 27th Town Hall Meeting. This meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 59 S. Jefferson St., Martinsville.

“This meeting will start a 10-day comment period for the public to make comments related to the redistricting,” according to Costin. The map will also be available to be viewed on the city’s web page (martinsville.in.gov) following the meeting.

Mayor Costin went on to encourage anyone who has a question or concern to come to the meeting and share what is on their mind. The town hall will be aired on the city’s YouTube channel live; however, only questions presented by the in-person audience will be answered during the meeting. To access the meeting, go to the city’s home page, www.martinsville.in.gov, and click on the red “Watch Meetings Live” button.

In addition to the district map, updates on current and future city projects will be presented as part of the town hall. The session will be in an informal, question and answer style.

“This will be an opportunity to come out and state your questions or concerns face-to-face with this administration,” said Costin. He went on to say, “We did this a year ago and had a good exchange with members of the community. We are looking forward to this opportunity to hear what people have on their minds.”

The mayor went on to say, “We can’t be everywhere all of the time. We need for our residents to help us by being our eyes and ears and bringing issues to our attention so they may be addressed.” He suggested that when residents have an issue, they may contact the city officials via the city’s web page http://martinsville.in.gov and go to the city directory. Everyone listed there may be reached via email by clicking on their directory entry. “Residents are also welcome to call City Hall to voice their concerns,” said Costin. The telephone number for the mayor’s office is 765-342-2861, option 3, extension 7.