Coomes Recreation Center Reopening

Coomes Recreation Center Reopening

The Town of Abingdon is pleased to announce the phased reopening of the Coomes Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The plan to gradually reopen allows the center to provide a basic level of service, maintain health standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while being mindful of overall economic balance as we continue to recover from the financial impact of the pandemic.

The first phase or reopening will allow members and visitors to utilize the main areas of the building including the cardio suite, spin bike area, weight rooms, indoor walking track and gymnasium during reduced hours Monday through Saturday.  State and local guidelines MUST be followed in order to access the center to safely utilize the services provided. This phase will not include the use of the indoor pool and locker rooms. We will find balance in both the health of our community and the continued financial well-being of the Town prior to moving into the second phase, which is expected to be sometime during the winter months. Below are the hours and holiday schedule for the first phase reopening that will be effective through at least December 31, 2020.

 

Center Hours
Monday – Friday         7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday                          8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Holidays (Facility Closed)
Columbus Day                         October 12
Veterans Day                           November 11
Thanksgiving                            November 26-28
Christmas                                 December 24-26

 

We look forward to providing indoor recreation once again for our community, and appreciate the patience and understanding throughout the past several months of navigating the best way to safely provide this service.

 

Best Regards,
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James Morani
Town of Abingdon Town Manager

Boards and Commissions – Several Vacancies

Board of Building Code Appeals is seeking a member to fill an open position.  It is preferred that applicant represent different occupational and/or professional fields relating to the construction industry, including but not limited to, experienced builder, Registered Design Professional, and/or experienced property manager. The committee meets twice a year or on an as needed basis. Interested persons should complete the Board and Commission application found here and return application to Kim Kingsley, Clerk, kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020.  Council will consider the applications at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting.

Sustain Abingdon is accepting applications for vacancies on their committee. Interested persons should complete the Board and Commission application found here and return to Kim Kingsley, kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020. Council will consider the applications at their regular October 2020 meeting.

Historic Preservation Review Board is seeking a member to fill an expired term. It is preferred that the applicant be a resident, a qualified voter and demonstrate an interest, competence or knowledge in historic preservation.  The Board meets the first Wednesday each month at 5:15 pm in the Arthur Campbell Room at the Town municipal building, 133 West Main Street.  Interested persons is required to attend at least one informational or education meeting per year, approved by the state department of historic resources as pertaining to the work and function of the Board. Interested persons should complete the Board and Commission application found here and return the application to Kim Kingsley,  kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020.   Council will consider the applications at their regular October 2020 meeting.

The Tourism Advisory Committee has positions available on their committee for representatives from Bed and Breakfast and Historic Sites/Museum establishments. Interested persons should complete the Board and Commission application found here and return the application to Kim Kingsley, kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 25, 2020.   Council will consider the applications at their regular October, 2020 Council meeting.

Tree Commission is seeking a member to fill an open position. The committee meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Arthur Campbell room on the first floor of the Town Hall.   Interested persons should complete the Board and Commission application found here and return application to Kim Kingsley, Clerk, kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2020.  Council will consider the applications at the October, 2020 Council meeting.

Announcement of Changes of Town Hall Operations

The Town of Abingdon has announced changes to operations at Town Hall. Effective Wednesday, July 22, public access to the building will be dedicated to the first floor. Customers can make utility or tax payments from the service window to the right of the Main Street exterior doors. The Town of Abingdon continues to offer payment options via telephone (276) 525-1464, mail, online bill-pay, and drop box at Town Hall.

The Town of Abingdon is committed to protecting the health and safety of citizens and staff during this pandemic. For any questions, call Town Hall at (276) 628-3167.

Notice of Town Council Meetings

THE ABINGDON TOWN COUNCIL WILL HOLD
COUNCIL MEETINGS AND WORK SESSIONS ON THE
FOLLOWING DATES:

August 3, 2020 – 6:30 pm  – Council Chambers Municipal Building
August 19, 2020 – 2:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
September 8, 2020 – 6:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
September 24, 2020 – 2:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
October 5, 2020 – 6:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
October 22, 2020 – 2:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
November 2, 2020 – 6:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
November 19, 2020 – 2:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building
December 7, 2020 – 6:30 pm – Council Chambers Municipal Building

For information concerning the agenda, please contact:
Kim Kingsley, Clerk
kkingsley@abingdon-va.gov
(276) 492-2149
*Subject to change as COVID-19 may prevent scheduled meetings from taking place or rescheduled