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News Around the Hill The community newsletter for the town of Round Hill, Virginia.

News aRound the Hill's page is a way for community organizations to share news about events of general pubilc interest in the Round Hill area. Information posted on this site may also be included in a bi-monthly prited edition to be mailed with the Round Hill water bills and/or posted on www.newsaroundthehill.org.

Members of the Woodgrove HS class of 2020 from Round Hill decorated their cars and paraded through area neighborhoods th...
06/06/2020

Members of the Woodgrove HS class of 2020 from Round Hill decorated their cars and paraded through area neighborhoods this afternoon to celebrate their graduation. Neighbors cheered them on along the route.

For those of you planning to attend the "Shine the Light on Racism" event tongiht, Wednesday, June 3, at 7:30pm, please ...
06/03/2020

For those of you planning to attend the "Shine the Light on Racism" event tongiht, Wednesday, June 3, at 7:30pm, please note the LOCATION HAS CHANGED from the Round Hill Town Park on East Loudoun Street to NIELS POULSEN PARK on Greenwood Drive. This move has been made to accommodate everyone who may be interested in attending while still being able to maintain social distancing. Please bring a mask and plan to sit with the people you come with. You may wish to bring a blanket or chair. Please do not park on sidewalks.
We will light our candles and hold 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence beginning at 8pm. We will welcome anyone that wishes to speak after that time. Thank you.

Loudoun County Government
05/28/2020

Loudoun County Government

#Loudoun will hold COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Bolen Park in Leesburg on Monday, June 1, beginning at 10 a.m. until the site reaches capacity or 6:00 p.m. Testing is for the coronavirus, not for antibodies. Free and open to everyone of all ages. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2X7RZOj

Town of Round Hill
05/25/2020

Town of Round Hill

At 10 a.m. this morning, the Town of Round Hill held a small flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremony at the Town Park on Loudoun Street in honor of those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
The ceremony was recorded and a link will be posted on the Town website (www.roundhillva.org) and this page as soon as it is available.
Mike Gruca (RHVFD), Bob Enright (RHVFD Chaplain), Pastor Daniel Wray (RHUMC), Rob Warner (Scoutmaster), Liam and Ian Warner (Scouts), Richard Kline (USMC retired), Mayor Scott Ramsey and Vice Mayor Mary Anne Graham were in attendance.
Thank you to Purcellville Florist for donating the wreath and to Jeff Fitzgerald of JeffinHighDef for the video recording.

Town of Round Hill
05/25/2020

Town of Round Hill

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY. For water/sewer emergencies please call 540-454-1975.

ROUND HILL TOWN ELECTION TODAYThe Round Hill Town Election is today, Tuesday, May 19. Voters will cast ballots for Mayor...
05/19/2020

ROUND HILL TOWN ELECTION TODAY
The Round Hill Town Election is today, Tuesday, May 19. Voters will cast ballots for Mayor and four Town Council seats.
Polls will be open at the Round Hill Center from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curbside voting will be available and encouraged, and there will be a strict limit on no more than 10 people inside the polling place at one time.

Loudoun County Government
05/18/2020

Loudoun County Government

#Loudoun will hold COVID-19 drive-thru testing at Bolen Park in Leesburg on Wednesday, May 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine. Testing is for the coronavirus, not for antibodies. Free and open to everyone of all ages. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2X11YDG

05/16/2020
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE VDOT Milling and Paving of Secondary Roads in Round Hill (5/16/20):

VDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin milling and paving secondary roads in Round Hill on Monday, May 18, weather permitting.

Paving will continue over the next several weeks. The operation hours will be 7:00AM to 6:00PM.

The contractor will place “No Parking” signs at least three business days in advance. Please follow the link to VDOT’s paving program web map for more details.

Please keep in mind this Paving Project is separate from the future Main Street Enhancement Project and the Franklin Park Trail Project.

http://vdot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=fbf86e85fdcb43e482432f41ddbb51c7

05/11/2020

ROUND HILL TOWN ELECTION POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 19; **LAST DAY TO REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOT IS TUESDAY, MAY 12**
The Round Hill Town Election will be Tuesday, May 19. Voters will cast ballots for Mayor and four Town Council seats.
In lieu of in-person voting, all residents are encouraged to request and submit an absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot has been extended to May 12, and all ballots must be returned by election day to be counted. To date, 38 ballots have been requested and 14 returned.
Town residents may also visit the Registrar before election day at 750 Miller Drive, Suite C, Leesburg to do curbside voting 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Polls will be open at the Round Hill Center from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 19. Curbside voting will be available and encouraged, and there will be a strict limit on no more than 10 people inside the polling place at one time, including workers.
The Towns of Purcellville, Middleburg and Lovettsville have postponed their elections to Thursday, June 4. Hamilton will be voting on May 19 along with Round Hill.
"I encourage everyone to vote absentee if possible, and otherwise take advantage of the curbside voting being offered for this election," said Mayor Scott Ramsey.
Visit vote.virginia.gov to fill out the online absentee ballot application. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic ALL voters are authorized to use 2A Illness or Disability as the reason for requesting absentee by mail.

04/27/2020
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Round Hill Town Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss whether or not the Round Hill Town Council will petition the Supreme Court of Virginia to postpone elections up to 30 days. However, it is important to note that the 30-day count would begin from the original election date, or June 4 at the latest. The Round Hill Town Council will also consider passing legislation that would allow future Council Meetings to be held electronically (remotely using a publicly accessible format like Zoom) during the Pandemic. Finally, any utility related projects that are time sensitive during the Pandemic will be discussed. If you have any questions, please email the Town Administrator at [email protected]

04/07/2020
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

Important Message from Town's trash provider:
To All Residential Customers:

On March 13, 2020, the President issued a COVID-19 Emergency Declaration which identified solid waste collectors as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” In addition, Virginia Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency for Virginia.

Our solid waste employees play a critical role in ensuring the health and safety of our community as they move from house to house to collect, transport and dispose of waste. Due to the nature of their duties, our workforce is unable to wear most of the protective equipment that other essential employees are required wear to protect their health and the health of others. They are unable, in many cases, to follow the social distancing guidelines due to the requirement that they occupy the same vehicle and work side-by-side to collect solid waste.

As a result of these facts, it has become necessary to make additional changes to our collection services, effective Monday, April 6th:

No yard waste will be collected from residents in Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. At the present time, this does not include the Town of Leesburg or Manassas Park.
In communities with trash cans and/or Toters: trash outside of the container, including bagged trash, will not be collected. Trash that does not fit in the container should instead be placed into the container for collection on the 2nd pickup day of the week.
In communities without trash cans and/or Toters, or those with once weekly pickup: trash that is wholly contained within trash bags, sealed or tied tightly, will be collected.
Due to the increased amount of residential trash and recycling being collected during this time, no adjustments will be made to your account due to these changes.
From the Fairfax County website:

Residents can help provide safer working conditions for our workforce by following these best practices.

REDUCE THE WASTE YOU GENERATE- During this unprecedented time, residents should be mindful of the quantity of waste they generate, so as not to overwhelm the collection system. For example, this is not the best time to clean out the garage/do spring cleaning.
STOP SETTING OUT YARD WASTE AT THE CURB. Start grasscycling, backyard composting, and limit generation of yard waste if possible.
BAG ALL TRASH and REFUSE – Bagged trash limits exposure to potentially harmful materials, such as used tissue that could spread viruses and bacteria.
KEEP ALL RECYCLING CLEAN AND LOOSE – When recycling is loose in the bin, not in bags, it is easier to process. Removing food and liquid residue from recyclables minimizes the spread of viruses and bacteria. Only place plastic bottles and jugs, paper, cardboard, cartons and metal cans in the bin.
EMPTY ALL LIQUIDS – Liquids in bottles, cans, and other containers can carry viruses and bacteria and can splash onto collectors when trash and recyclables are emptied.
WIPE/DISINFECT CART HANDLES AND LIDS – The two main touch points on a cart for collectors are the lid and the handles. By wiping those areas down with disinfectant or soapy water, you minimize the danger of shared contact areas.
SEAL AND MARK ALL SHARPS/NEEDLES – Properly dispose of medical sharp objects such as syringes by placing them in a sealed, rigid plastic container. Seal the container with sturdy tape, clearly mark it as “Sharps,” and place in the trash.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions concerning this notification, please contact us at (703) 257-7100 or by email at [email protected].

Thank you,

Patriot Disposal, Inc.

RHES teachers will be doing a (car) Parade of Teachers this afternoon. The county and LCSD are aware and have given the ...
03/27/2020

RHES teachers will be doing a (car) Parade of Teachers this afternoon. The county and LCSD are aware and have given the go ahead! Route included as well.

Please do not gather with friends to wait for the cars to go by. PHYSICAL DISTANCING takes priority. For this reason, we also ask that no one approaches the cars as they go by. Stay within your own yards/driveways as you wait for the cars to go by. Should you not be on the route and park at a neighborhood entrance or within the town of Round Hill, keep PHYSICAL DISTANCING in mind. We suggest using a picnic blanket as a visible border for the kids to stay within.

Hoping to make the best of a tough situation and this will work with everyone's help and adherence to those very important physical distancing guidelines.

Thank you!!

Absentee Voting - Virginia Department of Elections
03/25/2020
Absentee Voting - Virginia Department of Elections

Absentee Voting - Virginia Department of Elections

The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming local May elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for Absentee voting in the May 2020 elections due to COVID-19. Vot...

Town of Round Hill
03/20/2020

Town of Round Hill

A PSA from the Utility Department :)

Town of Round Hill
03/20/2020

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE "Town Council Response to Pandemic & Approval of FY2021 Budget, Taxes & Fees" -

The Round Hill Town Council at its March 19, 2020 meeting approved the Town budget and fee schedule for FY2021 as well as a series of emergency-related resolutions. The meeting was held in person at the Town Office but with a 6-foot separation between all Councilpersons, staff and members of the public in attendance.

The Town lowered the real estate tax rate from 0.161 to 0.100, a 35% decrease, and kept most other taxes and fees the same. Utility rates were increased 3% per the recommendation of the 2019 Water & Sewer Rate Study.

"We have been running healthy operating surpluses for years, and the Town Council agreed that we could lower taxes significantly and still continue to balance the budget," said Mayor Scott Ramsey.

The Town then adopted four resolutions to address the COVID-19 emergency. The first confirmed the declaration of local emergency by Town Administrator Melissa Hynes. Two other resolutions gave the Administrator expanded authority to expend funds for emergency response and to enter into new cellular and trash contracts without further Council approval.

The final emergency resolution suspended utility disconnections and any new late fees or interest on past due utility accounts until 30 days after the ending of the emergency. "This is a common response from most utility companies statewide," said Ramsey. "We will not be shutting off water or adding late fees to past-due accounts during this emergency."

"We want residents focused on their health and the health of their community. We encourage everyone to pay attention to the recommendations of the CDC and the local health authorities, and practice social distancing until we know the public health system can manage this virus" added Ramsey.

The Town Council has canceled its April meetings. "With the measures adopted tonight we believe we can continue to conduct necessary Town business until at least May without further Council action," said Ramsey.

The Town also decided to postpone its annual Hometown Festival to Oct. 10, the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend.

Round Hill Hometown Festival
03/20/2020

Round Hill Hometown Festival

SAVE THE DATE! Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Corona virus, the Round Hill Town Council, on recommendation from the Hometown Festival committee, voted last night to postpone this year's Festival until Columbus Day weekend, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10. We will all be looking forward to The Best Day of the Year in Round Hill...just a few months later than usual.

03/03/2020
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for today, March 3, 2020 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be April 7, 2020.

Round Hill Hometown Festival
02/03/2020

Round Hill Hometown Festival

The Round Hill Hometown Festival is seeking members of our planning committee for this year’s annual event, which will be held on Saturday, May 23.
Of immediate need: a SPONSORSHIP/T-SHIRT COORDINATOR. If you’re organized and enjoy reaching out to local businesses, and have just a couple of hours a week to devote to making the BEST DAY OF THR YEAR IN ROUND HILL possible, please comment below or send a PM to the page.
Other volunteer opportunities also available! Limited meetings; most committee work is handled via email — schedule is completely flexible.
We look forward to hearing from YOU!

Round Hill Hometown Festival
02/01/2020

Round Hill Hometown Festival

The Round Hill Hometown Festival is seeking members of our planning committee for this year’s annual event, which will be held on Saturday, May 23.
Of immediate need: a SPONSORSHIP/T-SHIRT COORDINATOR. If you’re organized and enjoy reaching out to local businesses, and have just a couple of hours a week to devote to making the BEST DAY OF THR YEAR IN ROUND HILL possible, please comment below or send a PM to the page.
Other volunteer opportunities also available! Limited meetings; most committee work is handled via email — schedule is completely flexible.
We look forward to hearing from YOU!

12/19/2019
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

Holiday Trash Schedule for those who get their trash picked up on Wednesdays by Patriot Disposal:
December 25th’s trash will be picked up on Saturday, December 28th.
January 1st’s trash will be picked up on Saturday, January 4th.

Santa will visit areas South of town (Loudoun Street) on Saturday, Dec. 21st and then the town and areas North of Loudou...
12/16/2019

Santa will visit areas South of town (Loudoun Street) on Saturday, Dec. 21st and then the town and areas North of Loudoun Street on Sunday, Dec. 22nd! We will also be accepting Toys For Tots and non-perishable food bank donations during his tour!

We will also travel through Brentwood Springs (not yet on our map)! We normally start around 9:30 AM until finished on each day. Listen for the sirens....Santa's Coming! (Note: Click on the first image and then arrow over for the next one)

Town of Round Hill
11/21/2019
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

Calling All Artists: You are invited to submit artwork for our 3rd Annual Appalachian Trail Art Show!

Hosted by the Round Hill Outdoors Committee and the Round Hill Arts Center, our Appalachian Trail Art Show celebrates the Trail and the surrounding Great Outdoors. Submissions are due February 2, 2020. For all ages and a variety of mediums!

The A.T. is a designated National Scenic Trail that stretches 2,200 miles from Maine to Georgia. It’s right in our backyard, less than 5 miles away, with local hotspots like Bear’s Den and Raven Rocks. Help us to connect our community with the A.T. by sharing your art!

https://www.roundhillartscenter.org/events-1/2020-appalachian-trail-art-show?fbclid=IwAR3SdMK0PmBTRJnicUF_h6mKSCQDnOPOxjFMbot5jYJjss95OkJJeSq5_BM

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