The Town issued a “Call for Art” in 2019 for the design and fabrication of a LOVE Sign. The designs were reviewed by the LOVE Sign Committee based on the requirements in the Call for Art and the public was then invited to vote for their favorite design. The final design was approved by the Town Council and work began in March 2020. The sign will be located prominently in the Squirkle (Town Square) and is on schedule to be completed by May 2020. This project is entirely funded with grants from Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
August 14, Update: Our Town’s LOVE sign is installed on the north eastern side of the Squirkle. This entrance feature is centered with the southbound lane of 287 as you approach the Town from the north. There is love in Lovettsville.
Water Tower Project
The Town has contracted with Suez Environment North America to maintain and perform structural modifications to the elevated storage tank located at the intersection of Lange and Potterfield Drive. The Town began maintenance work on the elevated water tank in coordination with Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T starting in mid-March.
Prior to the structural work beginning, AT&T and Sprint erected a temporary tower between the current site and Potterfield Drive to hold their antennas throughout the duration of the work. This phase will include:
- Trimming and removal of some trees on the site
- Building a stone foundation for the temporary Tower
- Installing a temporary tower
- Transferring wireless communication equipment from the tank and placing it on the temporary tower
This initial work will not require that the elevated tank be taken out of service.
April 17, 2020 Update: With wind gusts over 50 mph this week, Sprint had delays in finalizing the transfer of their equipment from the water tower to the temporary tower. Sprint is expected to complete their transfer by Saturday. Suez Construction and all service providers are still committed to having all work relating to the water tower done by Labor Day.
August 6, 2020 Update: Due to the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, the Town Water Tower project completion will be delayed from the previously scheduled Labor Day Holiday. The project’s success is dependent on the three carriers Sprint, AT&T and Verizon contributing to a cost share to upgrade the tower. These agreements were reached in the spring of this year just prior to the installation of the existing temporary tower and Sprints merger with T-Mobile. The Town is working diligently with T-Mobile-Sprint to address the concerns of this project and how it relates to prior financial commitments made by its subsidiary company prior to its merge. Verizon is expected to begin work on the tower foundation under a separate agreement with the Town soon. We will continue to post updates as they are made available.
East Broad Way and South Church Street Improvements
April 17, 2020 Update: Our Consultant, Volkert, has submitted plans to the Town and to VDOT for review. Upon approval, we will be scheduling a public hearing to solicit public comment. We expect to hold a Public Hearing in late May.
August 14, 2020 Update: We are continuing to update the roadway plans and revising our schedule to accommodate a public meeting as soon as VDOT’s concerns are adequately addressed. We plan to post a project schedule next week.
Town Administration Building
April 17, 2020 Update: The Town is on track with our schedule to construct our new Town Administration Building. The construction drawings have been finalized and are under review. Our temporary trailer is being scheduled for removal in the coming weeks and our new building is expected to be completed by the end of July.
Over the next several months, we will be making modifications to our current Town Hall building. We are planning on increasing seating capacity within the chamber area, painting the exterior of the building, refreshing our Town of Lovettsville sign, and enhancing the landscape areas.
August 5, 2020 Update: The Groundbreaking for the Town Administration Building is scheduled for Friday, August 7, 2020 at 3pm located next to the existing Town Hall. The temporary trailer has been removed. The building’s construction is scheduled for completion later this fall.
August 14, 2020 Update: The Town is on track to have our new Administrative Building in place by September 9th. The building foundation construction is starting this week and it will continue as weather permits. After the building is in place our contractor will be installing the Hardi-Board exterior, ADA ramps, the front porch and multiple interior items. The finishing work is anticipated to be about 4 weeks after building placement. We will be modifying our parking and site amenities as part of another project, as our budget allows.