Johana Hicks continues to dispute her colleagues’ decision last month to reprimand her, a move she tried to undermine in a recent Freedom of Information Act case that was dismissed in Montgomery County General District Court.
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.
The recent moves from Johana Hicks come after the council reprimanded the outspoken councilwoman last month over a number of activities that several members deemed inappropriate and said undermined the public’s trust in town government.
Bishop, who served as vice mayor from 2016 to 2017, said he has considered running for the mayor’s seat for a few years.
Several evenings a week, a pocket of downtown Christiansburg comes to life as patrons flock to the Iron Tree Brewing Company since its recent opening near the corner of Roanoke and East Main streets.
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.
The vote was another episode in a year of tumultuous times for the council.
The most recent clashes add another chapter to what has been a rocky past year for Christiansburg Town Council, with Councilwoman Johana Hicks often at the center of the rifts.
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.
New River Valley residents can now look forward to no longer having to drive to Roanoke to catch a train to Washington D.C., but key particulars of the plan to return passenger rail to this exact part of Virginia still need to be ironed out.
The governor’s visit comes as many in the region eagerly await for more development on a plan to expand passenger rail service to the New River Valley.
The council will have at least three new members.
Several council members say some kind of incentive is needed.
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.
The council will host a budget work session this Tuesday. Among the items is a discussion on whether the town should eliminate the tax.
He acknowledged that the past year, a period marked by the pandemic, hasn't been easy.
Councilman Steve Huppert asked his colleagues Tuesday if they wanted to hear more from him in near future about suggestion to ban guns in town buildings. They expressed little to no support, with some raising concerns about such an ordinance infringing on Second Amendment rights.
Christiansburg Councilman Steve Huppert, a gun control advocate, said he doesn't see the need for bringing firearms into town buildings and recreational facilities. He's unsure, however, if his suggestion will gain any traction.
Kelly Walters was a decades long member of the Christiansburg rescue squad. He was instrumental in expanding the region's rescue squad capabilities.
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.
CHRISTIANSBURG — The town has bought a new municipal flag as part of a wish to be able to lower it — instead of the American flag — to half-st…
The Bud Foster Lunch Pail Defense Foundation hosted its Sixth Annual Golf Tournament on June 21 at the Auburn Hills Golf Club in Riner.
CHRISTIANSBURG — The construction of a new storm drain will necessitate detours in the town’s downtown for at least several more weeks.