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Town Council Meetings
Town Council Meetings are held on the second Monday each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Town Hall on Main Street. The next Buchanan Town Council Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers. There is a Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 14th at 7:15 am to hear a request for a B&B at 17749 Main Street. Notice is posted below.
Elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday of May. Elected officials are sworn in on July 1st.
The Town election is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6th. Registered Town residents may vote at the Buchanan Town Hall located at 19753 Main Street.
Town of Buchanan Employment Application – Town of Buchanan Application 6-16-14
Town Manager, Town of Buchanan
SALARY: Up to $50,000 DOQ/DOE (+) benefits. (Pop. 1,200) Budget approx. $1.15 million. Town was established in 1811, this will be the town’s first town manager. Located in Northeastern Botetourt County on US 11 between exits 162 and 168 on I-81. The Town Manager will be responsible for the general daily management and operation of the town, including public works, water/wastewater, planning and zoning. This position requires bachelor’s degree in relevant fields and related experience in economic and/or tourism development is desired. Job Description and Application are on the Town of Buchanan’s web-site http://www.townofbuchanan.com/. Submit a cover letter, resume and application to: Town Manager Position, Town of Buchanan, P.O. Box 205, Buchanan, Va. 24066 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications held in strictest confidence. Open until filled. EOE
Buchanan Town Council
Current Town Council Members are: Ardelia Smith, Della Hylton, Sarah Boblett Vice Mayor, Diane DiPalma, Jane Kneisley, Ed Tolley and Mayor Larry Hall.
On Saturday, September 15, 2012 the Town of Buchanan dedicated the Buchanan Bicentennial Gazebo commemorating 200 years of history. The gazebo sits gracefully on the Town Park amidst a new grove of trees and overlooking the James River. If you wish to reserve the Gazebo, or, other park structures, please contact the Buchanan Town Hall for availability as well as costs.
The Buchanan Town Hall, County Offices and libraries are closed on most major holidays.
Offices and operations will be closed on;
Friday, July 4, 2014 in honor of Independence Day
For more information, contact
Buchanan Town Hall
(540) 254-1212; 19753 Main Street
Botetourt County Switchboard
Annual Burn Ban
The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, 2014 – the start of spring fire season in Virginia.
Specifically, the 4 p.m. law prohibits burning before 4 p.m. each day (Feb. 15 – April 30) if the fire is in, or within 300 feet of, woodland, brushland or fields containing dry grass or other flammable materials. However, Botetourt County residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire during this critical period. Seasonal winds dry out woody and grass fuels that have accumulated over the winter and greatly increase the danger of wildfire. Outdoor burning at any time should be avoided.
A violation of this law is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine. In addition to the criminal violation, those who allow a fire to escape are liable for the cost of suppressing the fire as well as any damage caused to others’ property.
Detailed information about the 4 p.m. Burning Law can be found on the VDOF website’s Frequently Asked Questions page about Burning and the 4 PM Law
For more information, contact
Botetourt County Department of Emergency Services – 540-473-2098