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In case you hadn't noticed, Christiansburg's town council has lately resembled a boiling cauldron of backbiting and resentment.
It involved a claim from Johana Hicks that the town had not provided the councilwoman the necessary evidence to use in her defense against a measure to reprimand her last month.
Christiansburg had tested some body cameras in the past, but never kept using them on a more long-term basis. The Axon system promises much better reliability and is already in use by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, which gave the town additional reassurance, the town mayor said.
Hicks won election to council in 2019 after running largely on a promise to challenge convention. She has fulfilled that promise on several occasions over the past year, resulting in frequent clashes with other council members.
The council will have at least three new members.
Mike Scarry, 41, and Tim Wilson, 58, are now two of four candidates running for three council seats.
Casey Jenkins previously worked as the town's special events coordinator, a job that tasked him with helping handle events such as the Wilderness Trail Festival, the Food Truck Rodeo and the seasonal Christiansburg Farmers’ Market.
Change is assured after the November election, with at least two incumbents not running.
He acknowledged that the past year, a period marked by the pandemic, hasn't been easy.
Grant funding added up to help Christiansburg businesses
Christiansburg Town Council took a step closer Tuesday evening toward realizing a long-discussed park project set to be built on 60 acres of farmland off Peppers Ferry Road.
If you have not had the opportunity to stop by the Christiansburg Farmer’s Market this year, now would be a good time to visit.
Christiansburg Town Council is seeking members for a newly created Public Art Advisory Board, with terms beginning in February 2020.
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