March 10, 2020 MBRA Community Meeting

Hear from Dr. David Jeck, FCPS Superintendent (ends at 37 minutes into video.)

Cancel Main Street Project (update begins at 41 minutes into video.)

See more videos below;  catch up on what you may have missed!

We're here for you! Cancel Project, Save Marshall!

Be a champion for your town and your neighbors; ask the County to CANCEL this Main Street Project!

State of Virginia reopens under phase 1 May 15th!

Stay-At-Home Orders

Original stay-at-home order guidelines loosened for our area and certain businesses may reopen this Friday, May 15th under Phase I guidelines implementing best practices.  Please read details here of Governor's Updated Executive Order 61 of May 8, 2020 for Phase I.


However, if you commute into "Northern Virginia" for work, etc., these new modifications to EO61 issued today keep "Northern Virginia" closed (Phase 0) until after Memorial Day:

see details of Executive Order 62 issued May 12, 2020  See the following for more info:


HISTORY:  From the Governor's original stay-at-home order that was to go until June 10th:

Restaurants are allowed to remain open as long as the dining rooms stay closed; also, non-essential retail can remain open as long as 10 or fewer patrons are in the store.

According to Executive Order 55, you can leave your house for the following things:

  • Obtaining food, beverages, goods, or services as permitted in Executive Order 53
  • Seeking medical attention, essential social services, governmental services, assistance from law enforcement, or emergency services
  • Taking care of other individuals, animals or visiting the home of a family member
  • Traveling required by court order or to facilitate child custody, visitation, or child care
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, including exercise, provided individuals comply with social distancing requirements
  • Traveling to and from one’s residence, place of worship or work
  • Traveling to and from an educational institution
  • Volunteering with organizations that provide charitable or social services
  • Leaving one’s residence due to a reasonable fear for health or safety, at the direction of law enforcement, or at the direction of another government agency


Models show a grim picture of coronavirus surge in Virginia — but how dire depends on if people stay home 

Click here for full article and graph.

By  and THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT |APR 01, 2020 | 11:28 AM 

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Stay At home order ~We'll make it thru together!

Government assistance does not cost; watch out for scams!

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

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Watch out for all the scams during this time of crisis.  You do not have to pay money to receive assistance from the Small Business Administration or U. S. Government.  Click below to go to website for SBA.

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

7-11

8324 W Main St, Marshall, VA 20115

Hours: Open 24 hours

Phone: (540) 364-1669 

Our local Tractor Supply Co.

Essential-Businesses for the time being, i.e. Our local 7-11

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

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4203 Old Stockyard Rd, Marshall, VA 20115

Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19

Phone: (540) 364-1583

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

St. John the Baptist Anglican Church

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4107 Winchester Rd, Marshall, VA 20115

Hours or services may be changed due to COVID-19, but you may still reach them by

Phone: (540) 364-2554 

Reverend Jonathan Ostman

Our Hometown Food Lion

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

Food Lion, Marshall VA  20115

4195 Winchester Rd, Marshall, VA 20115

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 11PM

Phone: (540) 364-3439 

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

Governor's order allows Take-Out from Restaurants; Open in Marshall:

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Johnny Monarch's is open for take-out; Joe's Pizza & Subs is open for take-out & delivery.  Some other Marshall restaurants are still open:  Foster's Grill; El Agave; Subway; Anthony's Pizza, Whole Ox

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How does the new covid-19 spread? Think of second-hand smoke

Taken from article by Mark Puleo, Accuweather staff writer, updated Mar. 24, 2020

 An aerosol is a tiny air particle, thinner even than the diameter of a strand of hair. And when an aerosol contains viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease COVID-19, it can be a deadly carrier at the center of a dangerous outbreak.

When breathed, sneezed or coughed out, aerosols containing SARS-CoV-2 have been proven to linger in the air for several hours, according to a study published by The New England Journal of Medicine. The study also determined how long the virus can live on certain surfaces, such as plastic and steel.  The image and article is credited to: The New England Journal of Medicine, as seen on Accuweather.com,   Mark Puleo, Staff Writer 

Handling packages: Should we wear gloves and/or disinfect packages first?

To see what Amazon says, click below:

Helpful Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Click links below for local Fauquier County Info on Coronavirus

Click links below for Federal Government's CDC Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for State of Virginia's Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for State of Virginia's Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for Federal Government's CDC Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for State of Virginia's Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for Federal Government's CDC Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for Federal Government's CDC Updates on Coronavirus

Click links below for Federal Government's CDC Updates on Coronavirus

Do The Five!

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You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:

Do:

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub

Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze

Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell

Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell


Don't :

Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

$6 million for one block of main street ?

Go here for petition against one block project & for alternative plan to improve all of Main Street

You'll have to pay for it ~ are you for or against it?

See our Main Street Tab, above, to view Feb. 14, 2013 Board of Supervisors' Resolution for a 400% increase in Marshall's Special Lighting Tax (MELBID) on the 816 residential and business properties located within this district.  Whatever your opinion on this project is, let your Supervisors know.  

Their contact info is on our "Main Street Tab."

To sign the petition to stop the project and for an alternative:

Simply go to www.ShapingMarshallTogether.com to access petition

See Letter from MBRA President on Main Street Project, 12.4.2019

See Letter from MBRA Secretary on Main Street Project, 1.29.2020

To reach the MBRA by phone, call 540-364-3400

You may also email us at mbraeditor@gmail.com

MBRA "Love Marshall" Meeting Feb. 11, 2020

At 3:12 in video, update from Duke Bland, Fauquier County School Board Chairman

At 43:20 in video, update from Father Ostman, Anglican Church

At 46:23 in video, latest on controversial One-Block Marshall Main St. Project

mbra november 2019 community meeting video

Announcements; Marshall Main Street Project; Guest speaker Roy Barnet, President,  Van Metre Homes

 For specific topics, go to time given in video:

MBRA tax exempt status regained: 4:50

Main Street Improvement Project Update:  6:45

Special speaker Roy Barnet, President,Van Metre Homes:  20:50

Parade & Decorating Contest winners!

MBRA's Marshall Christmas Parade 2019

"Make Marshall Merry Main Street" Contest

"Make Marshall Merry Main Street" Contest

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Brenda Payne, pictured above with the three parade judges:

Sherry Headley, Sharon Coyner, Marie Grogg

Congratulations to the winners:  Children's Entry:  1st Place: Claude Thompson Elementary School  2nd Place: Lucas Warner  Civic/Business Entry:  1st Place: White Horse Auto Wash  2nd Place: Superior Paving Corp.  Clayton Ellis Memorial Award for Vehicle Entry:  1st Place: Windows Unlimited  2nd Place: Peak Roofing Contractors  Marching/Dance/Music/Unit Entry:  1st Place: Fauquier High School Marching Band  2nd Place: Skydancer Morgans  Judges Award:  1st Place: Cortes Landscaping  2nd Place: Marshall Baptist Church

"Make Marshall Merry Main Street" Contest

"Make Marshall Merry Main Street" Contest

"Make Marshall Merry Main Street" Contest

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Congratulations to Winners!

1st Place - Gentle Harvest (unanimous decision)

2nd Place - Quality First/Action Electric

3rd Place - Rug Gallery


Honorable mentions go to:

Basement Cuts
Joe's Pizza & Subs
Joan of Art
Blue Salon

About Us

Our Mission Statement ~

The Marshall Business & Residents Association is a civic organization whose purpose is to protect and enhance the quality of community and professional life in Marshall VA.

Help us grow wisely and well. Join us!

By joining the MBRA you can help continue the tradition of community pride that has made Marshall VA a great place to live and work for more than 200 years!  


Our Community Meetings are open to the public and held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Marshall Community Center, 4133A Rectortown Road, Marshall, Va.   At our meetings you get to hear from local businesses and elected officials.  You'll also meet others in your community and keep up with what's happening around town.

Enjoy Marshall!

 We love our community and we think you will, too! Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains and lots of farmland, Marshall VA has a great selection of restaurants, antique shops, and many other businesses to enjoy in a peaceful, relaxed setting in beautiful Fauquier County. 

Contact Us

Our Community Meetings are held monthly (no meetings in August or December) and are open to the public.  Come meet your fellow neighbors and businesses and find out what's happening around Marshall!


We meet at 7:30 pm the second Tuesday of the month at:

The Marshall Community Center

4133A Rectortown Road

Marshall, VA  20115

Marshall Business & Residents Association

Marshall VA, United States

Mary Wilkerson, President (540) 364-3400

Get in Touch! Email us here

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MBRA's October 2018 Community Meeting on Main Street Project

Main Street Project Topic of Community Meeting at Ruritans, 10.9.18

We had a great meeting with dinner and conversation at the Marshall Ruritan building Tuesday night!  We greatly appreciate having key people associated with the project present to answer questions that the MBRA Board had provided the County in advance.  


Since our Board has been carefully studying the details of the project as they became available to us the past few months, we collected many questions that we had regarding the project.  The MBRA Board has diverse opinions on this subject from those for, those against, or anywhere in between, and the questions were representative of them.  Many were questions we had also heard from the community.


Especially with a project that will have the largest impact on Marshall that we have seen in a long time, it is important that people have the opportunity to get answers regarding this project that will be paid for, in part, by the Lighting Tax District (Special Tax District, MELBID).


Over 70 people attended to hear approximately 25 questions answered directly from those who had the answers.  


Great thanks go out to our Marshall District Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel, former Marshall District Supervisor and Project Manager Peter Schwartz, Current Project Manager and Director of Office and Management and Budget Erin Kozanecki, and former Project Manager Paul Lawrence.  It was very informative to have all of them assembled and participating in this community forum on such an important topic of discussion around Marshall.


We applaud the above four individuals for answering some tough questions in a clear and time-efficient way so that the audience could gain information directly.  Such an open and transparent event helps the community come together by addressing community concerns and involving them in the process.  This was a great step forward together in government-community relations and we look forward to continued good communications in the future!

For More Info On Main Street Project


As we get more information, we are posting it on our website (see "Main Street" tab above) or go to MyMarshallMainStreet.com.  For a chance to post and see pros and cons, as well as alternative ideas to the planned project, see the non-MBRA website:  ShapingMarshallTogether.com.



CURRENT RURAL LANDS PLAN & 2 VERSIONS PROPOSED rEPLACEMENT

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

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PROPOSED RURAL LANDS CHAPTER REPLACEMENT, VERSION A

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

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PROPOSED RURAL LANDS CHAPTER REPLACEMENT, VERSION B

WHAT IS OUR CURRENT RURAL LANDS CHAPTER WHICH THEY WANT TO REPLACE?

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR THIS THURSDAY, JULY 11, 6:30 PM AT THE WARREN GREEN BUILDING

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To view VERSION B, pdf of County's Rural Lands Plan Draft, May 9, 2019 edition, click here and scroll down for "Draft Chapter 8 (Version B) Rural Lands"


BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR THIS THURSDAY, JULY 11, 6:30 PM AT THE WARREN GREEN BUILDING

Scroll down to find contact information; let our Supervisors know your opinion on these 3 options!

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HEAR THIS THURSDAY, JULY 11, 6:30 PM AT THE WARREN GREEN BUILDING

Scroll down to find contact information; let our Supervisors know your opinion on these 3 options!

Scroll down to find contact information; let our Supervisors know your opinion on these 3 options!

Scroll down to find contact information; let our Supervisors know your opinion on these 3 options!