In order to ensure the parking spaces continue to turn over and are available for use by everyone, the Council decided to replace them with a FREE timed parking system. Signs will be installed soon notifying motorists as to which parking spaces are three-hour spaces, eight-hour spaces or fifteen-minute/loading zones.
To ensure that motorists are complying with the designated time limits, the Police Department will “chalk” tires. Motorists who leave their vehicles parked longer than allowed (overtime parking) will be given a warning for the first occurrence (one time only), but will issue a ticket for any violation thereafter. (continued below)
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To request records from the Town of Middleburg, you may direct your requests to Rhonda S. North, MMC, Town Clerk. She can be reached by phone at (540) 687-5152; via email at email@example.com; in person at 10 West Marshall Street; in writing at P. O. Box 187, Middlburg, Virginia 20118; or via fax at (540) 687-3804. You may also contact her with questions you have concerning requesting records from the Town. In addition, the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The FOIA Council may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (804) 225-3056 or 1-866-448-4100 (toll free).
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Browse among the delightful array of quaint shops and inns. There are approximately 670 people currently residing in the town. Established in 1787 by Revolutionary War Lieutenant Colonel and Virginia statesman, Levin Powell, he purchased the land for Middleburg at $2.50 an acre from Joseph Chinn, first cousin to George Washington. Previously called "Chinn's Crossroads," Powell chose the name Middleburg because of the town's location midway between Alexandria and Winchester on the Ashby Gap trading route (now Route 50).
Since the 1730s, Middleburg had been a staging point for weary travelers along the Ashby Gap Road. The legacy of the colonial era continues today at Middleburg's charming inns that provide first rate accommodations to visitors from around the world. There are several inns located within the corporate limits, including the historic The Red Fox Inn and Tavern and Middleburg Country Inn. The Red Fox Inn and Tavern is billed as the "oldest original inn in America". The Red Fox Tavern was a meeting spot for Confederate Colonel John Mosby and his Rangers. A century later, President Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, held press conferences at the Red Fox in the Jeb Stuart Room. In 2013, The Salamander Resort and Spa opened to offer travelers another type of stay; accommodations like none other in this area.
Across the street is another gracious reminder of the past - the Windsor House Inn, circa 1824. During the Civil War, it was known as the Colonial Inn; and, was run by Catherine Broun. Although Catherine sympathized with the South, she generously served meals to Union troops at the inn as well when they occupied Middleburg in 1862.
After the turn of the century, Middleburg began welcoming a new wave of visitors that descended on the town for foxhunting and steeplechasing. The charming village soon earned a reputation as the "Nation's Horse and Hunt Capital," attracting prominent visitors from across the United States.
Serving as a host community for more than 250 years, it is no surprise that Middleburg has developed such a high concentration of fine inns, shops and restaurants.
Middleburg was recognized in 2008 for its historic preservation efforts by being designated a Preserve America Community by then-First Lady Laura Bush.
Hopefully you have noticed the old parking meters are no longer on the streets of Middleburg.
The Town Council recently approved the removal of the parking meters throughout Middleburg. Below are the new parking changes for the Town of Middleburg.
In addition, the Council has extended the amount of time that individuals have to pay their parking tickets without an increased fine from the previous three days to seven (7) days. Tickets not paid within the seven days are currently charged an additional twenty-five dollar ($25) “late fee”. The Council is discussing changing the fees and late penalties, as well as implementing incremental fines for repeat offenders. A public hearing will be held in early 2017 to accept public comments once the Council has discussed this further. Check the Town’s website for information on that public hearing once scheduled.
In order to assure that violators pay their parking fines, the Council has approved the collection of unpaid fines, defined as being more than forty-five (45) days past due, through the placement of a stop record order on the violator’s vehicle through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. Once a stop record order is placed, the license plate for that vehicle cannot be renewed until the fines/fees are paid to the Town. Violators who have unpaid parking tickets are encouraged to pay those fines in order to avoid having a stop record order placed on their vehicle.
For info on the Stopping, Standing & Parking Ordinance, visit the Town’s website or call the Town Office.
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