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City Manager's Messages

News and updates from the City Manager.

Apr 14

City Manager's Message April 13: Manager's Recommended Budget and pay raises

Posted on April 14, 2022 at 12:40 PM by Don Mann

My Manager’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2023 will be released in full on Friday, but earlier today I presented a preview of the highlights to City Council. As is customary, I am writing you to share the key sections that pertain directly to our City team. At the beginning of the Fiscal Year 2023 budget process, both City Council and I prioritized needs for this year’s budget. Two things — increasing employee compensation and the reduction of property tax rates — rose to the top.

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Mar 03

City Manager's Message March 2: Masks optional; regular Covid-19 testing ends

Posted on March 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM by Don Mann

I want to thank all of you for your patience and compliance with the ever-changing COVID-19 workplace safety guidance. I am pleased to announce that based on the steady decrease in COVID-19 case counts, new guidance from the CDC and actions taken by the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry pertaining to the Standard, a comprehensive COVID-19 workplace safety policy document that included safety requirements for employers, the following changes to the City’s policies and programs relating to COVID-19 are effective immediately:

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Feb 11

City Manager's Message: Feb. 11 is Show Your Team Spirit Day

Posted on February 11, 2022 at 11:57 AM by Don Mann

It is hard to believe that it is Super Bowl time again! I don’t know about you, but it feels like it was just December. While we cannot always dress down or be casual, I am a firm believer that work should be both productive and fun! The Super Bowl is a great time to show our team spirit by wearing our favorite sports team's jersey. So, Friday, Feb. 11 is our annual Show Your Team Spirit Day. We would also like your input in a survey on fun things for the city to do and would like to invite you to apply to be on the Wellness Committee. 

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