County updates website with information about the impact of reversion



Henry County has updated its website to provide detailed information to all area residents about Martinsville City Council’s decision to revert to town status. 

The website is located at www.henrycountyva.gov/reversion

It includes the timeline of activities, background information, legal filings, frequently asked questions, and copies of documents. Residents also may submit comments, suggestions, and questions at the site.

“In September 2020, the Board of Supervisors was served with a legal notice about the City’s decision to revert to a town,” said Jim Adams, chairman of the Henry County Board of Supervisors. “With the public disclosure of the memorandum of understanding on May 26, we can now put all of the information out there for our residents. We welcome their feedback.”

Virginia’s Commission on Local Governments will review evidence, hold hearings, and issue a report containing its findings and recommendations. The matter of reversion will then proceed to a three-judge panel appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court for a final ruling. 

City Council could elect not to accept reversion up to 21 days following the three-judge panel’s decision.

 

 

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