PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

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10.21.2014 IT IS SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK - October 20 to 24, 2014 National School Bus Safety Week & Poster Contest

National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program is an excellent way for everyone - parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the country have been observing a School Bus Safety Week - held during the third week in October each year.

The centerpiece of National School Bus Safety Week is the National SBSW Poster Contest. Thousands of school districts in over 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select art work that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourages and promotes school bus safety. The winning posters are used to promote safer school transportation for everyone.

National School Bus Safety Week Information

2014 National School Bus Safety Week: October 20-24, 2014

The 2013 Winning Poster/2014 National School Bus Safety Week theme: "At my Stop, you Stop!"

2013 winning poster drawn by: Jaeho Lee, 1st grade, Findley Elementary School, Portland, OR

The theme of National School Bus Safety Week, which is derived from the poster contest the year before, should not be confused with the Poster Contest theme. The Poster Contest information can be found by clicking here:
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10.06.2014 HAUNTED HOUSE Make plans now to attend The Plains Service Center Annual Haunted House on October 31st at The Plains Service Center, 4229 Bragg Street. Complimentary admission, food and beverages. Festivities start at 6:00 PM. Shop locally - support local business. click here to read more »
09.18.2014 SCARECROW DAYS IN THE PLAINS Join the fun! Design your own scarecrow -- the wackier, the better!
Anyone can put up any scarecrow, anywhere, anytime. Place it in front of your house . . or your shop . . . or your office . . or the Community House. Anywhere visible from the street. Scarecrows should go up by October 17th and be taken down on November 1st.
09.08.2014 TOWN ATTORNEY WANTED The Mayor and Town Council are seeking applications for the position of Town Attorney. click here to read more »
08.21.2014 CLEAR YOUR SIDEWALK KEEP YOUR SIDEWALK CLEAR OF WEEDS AND SHRUBS. If you own or rent property in town, please take time to clear your sidewalk or walkway of any obstacles. Low hanging tree limbs, overgrown shrubs and weeks have overtaken several properties this summer. Please clear your sidewalk. School has started. It is important to keep our school-aged children safe.
04.05.2014 2014 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE 2014 Voter Registration Deadlines:

November 4, 2014 General Election: Deadline Date and Time: October 14, 2014 at 5:00PM

Location for final day of voter registration (all elections):
County of Fauquier
Office of the General Registrar
32 Waterloo Street, Suite 207
Warrenton, VA 20186-3238
Tel. (540) 422-8290
Normal Hours of Operation: 8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday (excepting holidays and certain deadline dates)
03.05.2014 HISTORIC DISTRICT NOMINATION NOW POSTED FOR REVIEW The application document for the historic district nomination is now posted on the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Webpage. Click on the link then go to the bottom of the page and click on The Plains Historic District, Fauquier County or the Photos and Map. click here to read more »
02.13.2014 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION Here is a link to some frequently asked questions about the historic district designation. click here to read more »
01.31.2014 TAXES, LICENSES & DECALS DUE DATES Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes are mailed on December 1st each year and are due by March 15th. After March 15th, there is a 5% penalty; after June 30th, 6% interest is applied.

Business Licenses are mailed on April 1st each year and are due by May 15th. After May 15th there is a 10% penalty.

Town Vehicle Decals go on sale in February each year and are to be placed on vehicles by March 15th.
12.05.2013 STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES Slow down! Be extra careful near school zones and bus stops. Children are along the streets at school bus stops. Please give the school bus plenty of distance. Stop when required. Make sure all of our children are off of the street before proceeding.

The Town Council has asked for extra help from the Fauquier County Sheriffs Department to enforce the speed limit. Slow down! Fines are doubled in town.
12.05.2013 OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2014 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held on Second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue. The Town Council agenda has a spot for "Citizen Comments" for any citizen to address the Council without prior notice.

PLANNING COMMISSION - The Planning Commission meets on the forth Monday of each month. The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the Second Floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is November 3, at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located on Main Street.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) - Meets on an "as need" basis.

PARKS BOARD - Meets on an "as need" basis.

These regular meetings may be cancelled or rescheduled from time to time. Check with us at the town office 540-364-4945. Go to the "Contact" page of this website for more information. Copies of permits and applications are provided on this website for your use.
10.13.2013 1967 FIRE REMEMBERED A 1967 fire is remembered in this video provided to the town recently. The video is posted on You Tube and is narrated by the former Fire Chief. click here to read more »
12.12.2012 SMALL TOWN CHARM Support our shops & restaurants. Our Main Street shopkeepers, chefs and staff love what they do. Small town charm everyday just for you. Park you car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop local! click here to read more »

Welcome to The Plains, Virginia

Our website is designed with you, our residents and our many visitors, in mind. We hope you'll find your visit here valuable and informative, and hope that you will find what you're looking for.

Take time to visit our shops and restaurants.  Slow down and enjoy your time with us.  Relax. Our shopkeepers and chefs can't wait to see you again.  Everything is within easy walking distance. Just park your car and enjoy a relaxing stroll on Main Street in The Plains.  Why not come visit us this weekend.  We look forward to seeing you.  Don't forget visit  our shops and restaurants.  Shop locally. We are a historic community filled with small town charm. Get to know us.

Mayor Robert "Bob" L. Gurtler