In an effort to maintain operations, programs, and activities as well as protecting the well-being of employees and citizens the following policies regarding Town operations will remain in effect until February 1st, 2021:
- Town Hall will be closed to citizens and vendors. There will be a phone number at the main entrance of Town Hall for individuals to call to be seen by a Town employee for Permit services. Permit services will continue with customers and will be conducted in the conference room to provide for 6’ social distancing as recommended.
- Town Hall drive thru lanes will remain open for business. One lane will be utilized for payments only; the second drive thru lane may be used for all other transactions conducted with the Department of Finance. The Town will continue with normal processing and collection procedures related to utility services.
The Town anticipates longer wait times for those using the drive-thru services and recommends citizens to call the Department of Finance at (540) 635-7799 to discuss any questions related to utility services or payments.
To avoid long delays the Town strongly encourages citizens to use an alternative method of payment including:
- Website – frontroyalva.com/online-payments (Utilities & Tax Payments)
- By Telephone – Please call the Finance Department 540-635- 7799
- By Mail – Check/Money Order can be sent to P.O. Box 1560, Front Royal, VA 22630
- Drop box – The drop box is located on the outside of the building just before the drive-thru window. Due to high traffic an additional drop box is being installed in front of Town Hall. Citizens are welcome to use either drop box.
It is the Town’s goal to operate effectively and ensure that all essential services are continuously provided and that employees are safe within the workplace. These policies will be in effect until February 1, 2021.
Front Royal Town Council accepting resumes for vacant council seat
The Front Royal Town Council is accepting resumes from citizens who are interested in serving on the Town Council to fill a vacancy that is currently open due to the resignation of Councilman Joseph McFadden; submitted on August 8, 2022, and accepted by formal Council action taken on August 29, 2022, setting a date for a Special Election.
If appointed, the term would end on the oath being administered by the candidate elected at a Special Election to be held on November 7, 2023.
The candidate elected during the Special Election will serve the remainder of Mr. McFadden’s term, December 31, 2024. To be eligible for appointment to the Town Council, candidates must reside in Front Royal, be a registered voter, and have been a resident of Virginia for one year immediately preceding their interim appointment.
Persons who are not eligible by law for the interim appointment and information received after the deadline will not be considered. If you are interested in serving on the Town Council, please send a resume with a cover letter to Town Council by Friday, September 23, 2022, at 4:30 pm.
Mayor and Town Council
102 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 1560
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Attn: Tina L Presley, Clerk of Council email@example.com
UPDATE: Paving continues on North Royal Avenue
The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling, paving, and line painting on North Royal Avenue between North Commerce Avenue & West 14th Street.
Work will take place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on July 18-August 5, 2022. Line Painting & Thermo for this area will be NIGHTWORK 9:00 pm to 6:00 am, August 7-9, 2022.
At times traffic patterns will change, having various lane shifts, but message boards and proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111. Public Works, 540-635-7819
Town Notice: Road closure – North Commerce Avenue, 6th Street to Royal Avenue; paving continues
The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling and paving and have Commerce Avenue closed from 6th Street to Royal Avenue. Work will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on July 25, 2022.
Traffic will be detoured down 6th Street to Royal Avenue. Signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.
Town Notice: Road closure – North Royal Avenue and 6th Street
The Town of Front Royal will have North Royal Avenue & 6th Street closed for asphalt repairs.
NIGHTWORK is scheduled for July 21-22, 2022, from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
Royal Avenue will be closed from 5th to 7th Street. 6th Street will be closed from Virginia to Warren Avenue.
DETOUR SIGNS will be in place.
Motorists are asked to use caution while driving and be aware of crews working.
If any questions, contact Public Works, Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. If there are any issues after hours, contact Police Department-Non-Emergency at 540-635-2111.
Town Notice: Paving on North Royal starts July 18
The Town of Front Royal’s contractor, Kickin’ Asphalt, will be milling and paving, and line painting on North Royal Avenue between North Commerce Avenue & West 14th Street. Work will take place from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm July 18-29, 2022.
At times traffic patterns will change having various lane shifts but message boards and proper signs will be in place. Motorists are asked to use caution while driving in this area and be aware of crews working.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works at 540-635-7819 Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or After-Hours Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.
Town Notice: Planning Commission vacancy
Town Council is searching for citizens who are interested in serving on the Front Royal Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is a 5-member panel appointed by Council. Those interested in serving must own property and reside within the Town limits of Front Royal. Each member is appointed to a 4-year term. Regular meetings are held once a month and work sessions are held as needed.
Currently, Council is searching to fill one vacancy for an unexpired term ending August 31, 2022. Per Town Code, each member of the Planning Commission shall become a Certified Planning Commissioner through the Virginia Certified Planning Commissions Program operated by the Virginia Institute for Planning Commissioners within one year of appointment.
The Virginia Certified Planning Commissioners’ Program (CPC), which has received both state and national recognition and awards, is designed to provide the legal and technical background needed by citizen planners and decision-makers. The program covers the “what” and “why” of planning in Virginia in addition to reviewing the principles that guide the community planning process. Program participants will also learn how to handle and respond to the range of issues that come before a local planning commission and will engage in role-playing and scenarios to put what they have learned to work. The CPC class consists of three parts: an in-person opening session, a home study, and an in-person closing session. Any costs associated with the certification will be paid for by the Town of Front Royal. If you are interested in serving, please send a completed application/resume with a cover letter to:
Mayor & Town Council
Attn: Tina L Presley, Clerk of Council
102 E. Main Street, P. O. Box 1560
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
Applications are available HERE or by contacting the Clerk of Council. Applications/Resumes accepted until filled.