Town manager shares some town knowledge

Published 8:02 am Friday, June 5, 2020

Tony Matthews

Since being lucky enough to be hired by the Town of Kenbridge, I have realized that there were so many things that I never knew.

Many of these things were merely because I had never researched the information. It had never come into play in my life. But, as we all know, it takes all kinds of folks to make the world go ‘round. What is important to some may not be important to others. At least for today, but tomorrow the tables can turn, the earth can shift, and we go searching for the answer we need to have for that situation.

So I started to make a small list of the things that have inspired me to dig deeper into many subjects. I wholeheartedly hope that you all will share my enthusiasm and maybe learn something as I have. I have always been told that knowledge is power, so maybe together we can all become just a little more powerful.



• We have a website for the town, and there you can find a world of information, and each of these things I am going to pass on. Check us out and sign up to receive updates.

• We also have a Facebook page where we also post the latest info. You should follow us.

• A citizen can have chickens, but only hens, and only four. No roosters are allowed.

• This past week we flushed fire hydrants. This is an action required by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). We also are mandated to advertise this in the paper. So we did and on our website, and on Facebook. Yet, it greatly surprised some folks.

• Trash pickup is every week on Tuesday for one part of town, Wednesday for another part of town and Friday for all of our great businesses. If that changes we will again alert you in all three media forms. Yes, our town maintenance guys will be there come wind, come rain, come snow or hail. Just give them a break if anyone of those weather situations is happening. They may be slower on those days, but they will get you. If the weather is nice, tell them thank you if you see them. After all, they are doing something so that you won’t have to.

• Trash receptacles should be removed from the curb the same day as your pickup. They should not sit at the road and wait for next week’s pickup.

• We have all been plagued one way or another by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s all remember businesses, especially those that were mandated to close their doors or alter their service. Please think about them and help out if you can.

Tony Matthews is the Town Manager of Kenbridge and can be reached at 434-480-9032 or