JUNETEENTH HOLIDAY CLOSURE
Town of Purcellville offices will be closed Friday, June 19, 2020, in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, finally heard that the Civil War had ended and learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free nearly two years earlier.
The addition to the holiday schedule is in accordance with the Town’s practice of following the Commonwealth of Virginia’s holiday schedule. On Tuesday, Governor Ralph Northam declared June 19 as a holiday, prompting the change in the Town’s holiday schedule.
PENALTY GRACE PERIOD FOR TAXES AND UTILITIES
The country, region, county and town are facing an unprecedented emergency that is impacting the town’s economic base. This impact is straining the resources and capacity of both our business community and residents alike to meet their financial obligations. As such, penalties for real estate tax, personal property tax and utility rate charges will be deferred through August 5, 2020.
TRAIN STATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Due to the closure on Friday, June 19, 2020 for the Juneteenth holiday, the Train Station Advisory Board Meeting has been canceled.