PO Box 104, The Plains, VA 20198

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08.25.2016 OLD TAVERN ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT Route 245 (Old Tavern Road), Fauquier Co.

Rehabilitation of bridge over Broad Run

Begin Date: July 2016

Est Completion Date : April 28, 2017

Cost
$595,409 construction contract; $730,553 total project cost

Lengths and Limits
0.3 mile north of Interstate 66; 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway)

Contractor: McClain & Co., Inc. of Culpeper

Contact: Wade Smith, CCM
540-738-6261

Project Details: VDOT will replace the substandard superstructure of the Route 245 bridge over Broad Run in northern Fauquier County.

The structurally deficient bridge is located about 0.3 mile north of Interstate 66 and 0.8 mile south of Route 55 (John Marshall Highway).

During this eight-month bridge maintenance project, VDOT will replace the bridge deck and rehabilitate the bridge abutments. Construction will take place in phases to maintain a single travel lane, with temporary signals controlling two-way traffic through the work zone.

The existing concrete bridge was built in 1935 and carries an average of 3,500 vehicles daily, according to a 2015 traffic count.
08.16.2016 MAIN STREET SCAVENGER HUNT Why not give our Main Street Scavenger Hunt a try? click here to read more »
08.04.2016 DOMINION POWER LOCAL GOVERNMENT NOTICES click here to read more »
08.03.2016 ART IN THE PLAINS - AUGUST 27, 2016 Celebrate fine art in The Plains as the Front Porch Market and Grill, Live an Artful Life Gallery and Zig Zag feature the inspirational work of artists from around the world. Exhibition and reception is August 27, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM click here to read more »
07.14.2016 MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We have lots to do in The Plains as we move into our busy late summer and fall season. Please come join us.

August 22, 7:00 PM - Regular Planning Commission meeting

August 22, 7:00 PM - Special ARB meeting

August 24, 7:00 PM - Sheriff Mosier's Town Hall Meeting - Fire Hall

August 27, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Community Lunch at Grace Church

August 27 - Art in The Plains, Front Porch Market & Grill

September 3 - Low Country Boil & 1st Anniversary Celebration - Front Porch Market & Grill

September 6, 7:00 PM - Regular ARB meeting

September 19, 7:30 PM - Regular Town Council meeting

September 22, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Clear Lake Meditation with David Hazard - Live an Artful Life Gallery

September 24, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Community lunch at Grace Church

September 26, 7:30 PM - Regular Planning Commission meeting

October 8 - Wakefield School 5K Run & more - Wakefield School

October 8 to November 6, Books & Paintings : Mixing it Up! Recent works by Ginna Cullen. Opening Reception, Sat. Oct. 8th, 5-7:00 PM - Zig Zag Gallery

October 13, Ashby’s Gap, Paintings by Tom Neel - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 15, Bookmaking workshop, 1:00 -3:00 PM materials included, call 520-253-5364 - Zig Zag Gallery

October 19 - 30, 2nd Annual The Art of The Scarf - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM Clear Lake Meditation with David Hazard - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 22, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Community lunch at Grace Church

October 27, 6:30 - 8:30 PM How to Tie and Wear Scarves - Live an Artful Life Gallery

October 28 - Haunted House - The Plains Service Center
03.05.2014 HISTORIC DISTRICT FOR THE PLAINS, VIRGINIA The application document for the historic district is now posted on the Virginia Department of Historic Resources Webpage. A copy of the approved Historic District can be found on the website or by clicking here. 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 »
12.05.2013 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2016 TOWN MEETINGS TOWN COUNCIL - The Town Council meets on the third Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Second floor of The Plains Fire Department on Loudoun Avenue on September 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM. 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 regular Planning Commission meeting will be held on September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Meetings are held in the Fire Hall, second floor.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD (ARB) - The next special ARB meeting will be held Monday, August 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the Community Center.
The ARB meets on the first Monday of each month in the Community Center. The next regular monthly ARB meeting is September 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm. (NOTE: This meeting is being held September 12th, not the 5th, due to the Labor Day Holiday). 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.

TRAFFIC CALMING COMMITTEE - Meets on an 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.
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 your car. Enjoy a walk around town. We have lots to do and see in The Plains. Shop locally. click here to read more »

Welcome to The Plains, Virginia

WELCOME TO OUR TOWN

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 peaceful stroll on Main Street in The Plains.  We are a nationally recognized historic community with plenty of small town charm. Come on by and get to know us.

Mayor Blakeney Gallagher

About the images shown above:

The images are from the recent reception for retiring Mayor Bob Gurtler who served as mayor for the past sixteen years.  The reception was held at the Side Porch on Main Street.  Other images show Fauquier County Court Clerk, Gail Barb swearing in new council members, David Roos, Chris Malone John Deering and Mayor Gallagher.  Finally, a few images from the Wakefield 5K race and Scarecrow Contest last year.  Retiring Mayor Gurtler is Batman.  Images provided by Stephen M. Gyurisin

The images of cars, trucks and spectators are from the First Annual Car Show held Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Grace Episcopal Church on Main Street.  Images of the car show are provided by Mary Ball.