RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Amthor International, the largest tanker truck manufacturer in North America, will invest $7.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. The company will build a new 115,000-square-foot plant to accommodate increased demand for fabricated tanker trucks, and will designate the new Gretna facility as its official corporate headquarters. Virginia successfully competed against West Virginia for the project, which will retain 110 existing jobs and create 70 new jobs over three years with a total of 90 new jobs over five years. 

For further details: 

https://commerce.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=22110

 

 

 

 

 

Delinquent Collections - 

The following Delinquent Collections Policy applies to all monies owed to the Town of Gretna, including utility billing, taxes, business license and miscellaneous charges.

Water is billed on the 1st of January, March, May, July, September and November.  The payment period, to avoid penalty, is from the 1st to the 15th of each billing month.  If an account is not paid by the first Monday in the month following billing (February, April, June, August, October and December), WATER WILL BE DISCONNECTED.  Business Licenses are due by March 1, 2018.  After that date any business that has an unpaid business license is subject to be closed until such license is paid for. Real Estate Taxes, Personal Property Taxes and Vehicle License Fees were due on December 5, 2017.  Any accounts that were not paid are now subject to being sent to collections.  To avoid collections, property owners are strongly urged to pay their taxes and vehicle license fees by March 1, 2018.

 

files/Delinquent_Collections.docx

As of September 1, 2017 the following utility rates are in effect.

 

The Town of Gretna as the following ordinance concerning animals within Town limits.

 

files/Animal_Control_Code_2017.pdf

Now here is something you don’t see every day. Although no one alive really knows for sure, but the thought is that this photo was taken right around the late 1890’s. This obviously is the old City Market building which now houses the Gretna Little Theater. Notice the road, or should I say lack thereof, it appears to be simply mud and rocks. I was told that the second story ramp exiting the building was used for  unloading the goods that had been sold. There was a similar ramp in the rear of the building that went from the third floor to the railroad tracks that was used to unload the goods from the freight cars into the building. That ramp would have been about 30 feet or so off the ground. I wanted to share this with everyone so that we could get a look at the way things were back in the day. If you know of anyone that has older photos of anything in or near Gretna, I sure would appreciate a copy for the records. We don’t know where we are going unless we know where we have been. Remember to surprise someone with a random act of kindness.

- David Lilly, Town Manager