• Linden Park Concept Plan

    The Heights, Linden Park, Clifton Forge, Va. – Concept Plan

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  • Welcome to Clifton Forge – “A Highlands Treasure.”

    The Town of Clifton Forge, Virginia is a Municipal Corporation and a Political Subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although the Town was chartered in 1906, its history dates back to the 1700s. The land that the Town now occupies was originally part of a 1770 land grant to a Robert Gallaspy by Lord Botetourt, the Governor of Virginia.

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  • Alleghany Living 2014-15 online magazine

    “Well, it’s happening again.” Another beautiful day in the Alleghany Highlands Virginia. Browse Events, Maps, Arts, and much more.

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  • The Roanoker – June 2014

    “You Can’t Go Home Again…Well, Maybe You Can” by Joan Vanorsdall. Photography by Chuck Almarez. The Roanoker Magazine, June 2014.

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  • Visit the Town of Clifton Forge, Virginia

    Visit Clifton Forge, Va. in the Alleghany Highlands and enjoy our local area attractions.

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  • Town of Clifton Forge Virginia Incubator 2014 3

    ‘The Business Incubator and Co-Working Center’ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – June 2014

    Located in the rear of what is locally known as the Highlands Cleaners building, the center is designed to stimulate business creation and success in the area. The Incubator offers open and shared space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, start ups, and those looking for an opportunity to network.

    The center offers the following: co-working office space, small and large meeting and conference areas, free WIFI access and WIFI accessible copy and fax machines, a small kitchen and lounge area, laptops, projector and screen, high definition TV with computer port, 24/7 access with security monitoring in order to fit the needs of various individual businesses, and in its first year – businesses may use the Incubator space at no cost.

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  • Clifton Forge Public Library

    The mission of the Clifton Forge Public Library is to inform, educate, and entertain the public through a variety of programs, print and non-print sources and community activities.

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  • Find a Local Business

    We are proud of the quality businesses in Clifton Forge. Browse our business directory and learn more about us – find a new restaurant, discover a great shop, make reservations to stay the night, enjoy a show and contact professionals when you need a job done right. We are open!

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  • Relocating to Clifton Forge, Virginia?

    The Alleghany Highlands offers an extraordinary quality of life for its residents and an exceptional range of opportunities for visitors. Learn about the area Real Estate Resources and the area Schools & Colleges.

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Upcoming Events in the Town of Clifton Forge, Va.

Apr 2 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
SIDE BY SIDE (a class for children 2 years & older) Thursdays, March 19, April 2, 16, 30, May 14 & 28 at 11 a m to 12 pm Early childhood principles of COLOR, SHAPE, MOVEMENT, RHYTHM are emphasized through drawing, painting, clay, blocks and music. Instructor: Judith Sivonda Fee:
Apr 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DRAWING LESSONS Every Thursday, 1 pm to 3 pm; Every Saturday, 12 pm to 2 pm Learn about contour, mass, light, shade, proportion. Draw what you see (and what you WANT to see). Instructor: Norm Aberle One-hour private lesson: $20; group lesson (more than one): call Clifton Forge School of
Apr 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
DRAWING LESSONS Learn about form, contour, mass, light, shade, proportion. Draw what you see. Thursdays, 1 pm to 3 pm and Saturdays, 12 pm to 2 pm. One-hour private lesson: $20 One-hour group lesson: $15. Instructor: Norman Aberle (Call to reserve your time.) www.cfsota.org; 540-862-7275
Apr 2 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
THE ART OF QUILLING: ornaments (2-hours) Choose a Thursday, April 2 at 1pm-3pm; May 7 at 2 pm-4pm; or June 4 at 3:30-5:30 pm Make ornamental one-of-a-kind round or flat filigree forms to hang or to place in a centerpiece. Get an early start on the winter holidays.! Quilling is
Apr 2 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FIGURE DRAWING LESSONS with live model Thursdays, 3 pm to 4 pm Using a live model, this class will allow the student to study the human form at rest and in movement, with pencil on paper. Instructor: Norman Aberle 1-hr lesson: $25 (includes model’s fee) www.cfsota.org; 540-862-7275
Apr 2 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
FIGURE DRAWING LESSONS with live model Every Thursday, from 3 pm to 4 pm Using a live model, this class will allow the student to study the human form at rest and in motion, with pencil and charcoal on paper, moving on to pastels and pen and ink, if desired.
Apr 2 @ 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
LESSONS IN BANJO, GUITAR, MANDOLIN & UKELELE for 7-years old and older. Choose the instrument to learn to play. Every Thursday, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Call to select your time.) Young people learn to play their choice of instrument under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Instructor: DIANE SCOFIELD,
Apr 3 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NO FEAR PAINTING: “..paint like nobody’s watching..” Every Friday in April at 1 pm to 3 pm This is an acrylic painting class with an emphasis on experimentation with acrylic techniques, including collage, glazes and textures. Beginning students will learn color mixing, composition. Intermediate students can pursue their interest under
Apr 4 @ 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Town of Clifton Forge
2nd Annual Easter Bonnet Parade – A great time for everyone , men, women, children pets to dress in your most creative ‘bonnet’. We encourage handmade originality – funnier, sillier, the better… Ribbons will be awarded. Expect to have a lot of FUN : ) Parade will begin at 400
Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
DRAWING LESSONS Learn about form, contour, mass, light, shade, proportion. Draw what you see. Thursdays, 1 pm to 3 pm and Saturdays, 12 pm to 2 pm. One-hour private lesson: $20 One-hour group lesson: $15. Instructor: Norman Aberle (Call to reserve your time.) www.cfsota.org; 540-862-7275
Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
DRAWING LESSONS Every Thursday, 1 pm to 3 pm; Every Saturday, 12 pm to 2 pm Learn about contour, mass, light, shade, proportion. Draw what you see (and what you WANT to see). Instructor: Norm Aberle One-hour private lesson: $20; group lesson (more than one): call Clifton Forge School of

2015 Town of Clifton Forge Council Goals

1. Work to make better communication a top priority using a variety of methods.

2. Continue to support Town infrastructure improvement by dedicating financial and human resources to this effort.

a. Water lines
b. Sewer lines
c. Road repair, especially on main roads in Town
d. Increase the amount of sidewalk repair including reviewing better designation of handicap sidewalks and curbs.

3. Promote and implement Tax Exemption Program developed by Clifton Forge, Covington, Alleghany County and Iron Gate.

4. Continue to support efforts for long-range strategic planning for the town of Clifton Forge.

a. Receive regular updates from AH Economic Development Corporation
b. Updates by Planning Commission
c. Updates by AH Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
d. Updates by Clifton Forge Main Street

5. Continue efforts to market town-owned properties.

6. Continue to promote clean-up efforts by the Town.

a. Support Town Employees, charitable organizations, and endorse nonprofit groups who have the improvement and beautification of the Town as a primary goal. Review and adopt ordinances that are consistent with clean-up efforts.
b. Support Code enforcement
c. Support Vision 2025 Corridor Curb Appeal Initiatives and encourage more citizen involvement.

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Announcement: Few In C.F. Protected Under New Sewer Lateral Ordinance

2/25/2015 8:37:00 AM

Few In C.F. Protected Under New Sewer Lateral Ordinance

CLIFTON FORGE — Out of 1,500 active utility accounts, only 20 are protected under a new sewer lateral ordinance that was adopted last year by Clifton Forge Town Council.

In April 2014, after more than six months of discussing various options to address the cost and responsibility for sewer laterals between an individual’s property line and the main sewer line, Clifton Forge Town Council adopted an ordinance making the town responsible for the maintenance and repair of this section of sewer pipe once the owner installed a town-approved cleanout on his sewer lateral.

The town would inspect cleanouts at no cost and install a cleanout where needed for the cost of materials ($60). The owner could also use a contractor to install.

A $3 per month sewer lateral fee was adopted, effective July 1, 2014, to offset the costs of repairs incurred by the town for faulty lines in the future.

After almost eight months, very few citizens have taken advantage of the free cleanout inspection (8) and only 12 owners have had cleanout installed, or are waiting for installation, by the town for the $60 fee.

Until a cleanout is installed and/or inspected, the owner remains responsible for any repairs to the often times troubled section of their sewer lateral, Clifton Forge officials remind residents.

While Public Works installs cleanouts when requested, and as time is available, residents are encouraged to consider paying the $60 material fee at their earliest convenience to avoid costly repairs to their sewer line between their property line and the main line in the future.

Distances from Clifton Forge, Va.

To Douthat State Park: 5.7 miles
To Covington, Virginia: 13 miles
To Humpback Covered Bridge: 16 miles
To Falling Spring Falls: 18 miles
To Lexington, Virginia: 29 miles
To The Homestead, Hot Springs, VA: 35 miles
To The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV: 36 miles
To Roanoke, VA: 44 miles
To Charlottesville, VA: 95 miles

YCC Accepting Crew Applications

Clifton Forge Va Virginia State Parks

(RICHMOND) - Applications are being accepted through April 15 for two three-week summer sessions of the award-winning Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will notify selected participants via e-mail by May 1.

The program will be held July 19 to Aug. 8.

Teams of eight to 10 participants will be chosen from current high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 (participants must be 14 by June 1). Applicants must demonstrate an interest in protecting Virginia’s environment. While no prior experience is necessary, participants will work outside, and the service is physically demanding. A positive attitude, an interest in learning, curiosity about interpreting nature, and the physical ability and desire to work outdoors are also important factors in the selection process.

YCC crew members are provided room, board, T-shirts and equipment. They receive a $500 stipend at the end of the three weeks.

YCC participants help with assorted park projects, including wildlife and fisheries habitat improvement, trail and campground construction and restoration, timber and shoreline improvement, and landscape beautification. The YCC is modeled after the federal service program AmeriCorps and the depression era Civilian Conservation Corps that built the original six Virginia State Parks.

For more information about the YCC program, visit www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/youth-conservation-corps.shtml call 804-887-8933 or e-mail vspycc@dcr.virginia.gov.

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NOTICES

Town of Clifton Forge Va Pet Tags renewalDOG AND CATS TAGS ARE ON SALE AND DUE NOW!

  • MUST BRING RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE

 


2015 BUSINESS LICENSES ARE NOW ON SALE DUE MARCH 31ST


TOWN DECALS ON SALE BEGINNING MARCH 2ND AND ARE DUE BY APRIL 15TH. 

  • MUST BRING VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES MUST BE PAID

Local Weather

Current conditions for Clifton Forge as of Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:52 am EDT

Fair

49°

High: 69° Low: 42°

Fair

Feels like: 49 °F

Barometer: 30.24 in and steady

Humidity: 44%

Visibility: 10 mi

Dewpoint: 42 °F

Wind: 6 mph

Sunrise: 7:03 am

Sunset: 7:42 pm

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Town Council – Public Comments Procedure

NOTICE: In order to ensure that all persons wishing to address Council have the opportunity to do so and in a timely manner, Council respectfully requests that all attendees keep conversation with each other during the meeting to a minimum.
Read the Procedures

The Town Reminds You of These Important Dates

January 31st - Animal Tags are due
March 1st - Business licenses are due
March 1st - Town Decals go on sale
April 15th - Town Decals are due
June 5th - Second-half real estate taxes due
July 1st - Tax Relief for Elderly or Disabled
December 5th - First-half real estate taxes due and Personal Property Taxes Due
20th day of each month - Food and Beverage Tax

Highlands Scenic Byway

The scenic drive is a must-see experience for all visiting Virginia's Western Highlands and makes the outdoors and nature accessible even to those who would rather not hike into a wilderness area.

 

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