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City officially pauses skate park renovations amid criticism

Mayor Deanna Reed announced the city will pause the planned renovation to the Westover Park skatepark after hearing from members of the community about frustrations and concerns. 

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First draft of next year’s budget calls for city worker raises and 3 cent real estate tax increase

The city council on Tuesday began discussing Harrisonburg’s 2023-24 budget, which includes a proposed real estate tax increase for a third consecutive year to help cover the cost of Rocktown High School. 

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A day after a pipe breaks, U.S. Senator delivers a federal check to cover its replacement

Federal money is arriving just in time to replace a more than century old pipe that, just this week, inconvenienced people in part of Harrisonburg and cost time, energy and money to fix for the umpteenth time. 

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School board budget calls for raises of 5% or more

Harrisonburg teachers are in line to get a raise in the proposed budget the school board approved Tuesday and sent to the city council — the only question is how much.

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City council tables Bluestone housing development for now after four hours of public comments and discussion 

After approving zoning ordinance changes that would pave the way for the proposed Bluestone Town Center, the city council ended up putting off the decision to approve that development after more than four hours of discussion that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday.

School leaders say Bluestone Town Center would accelerate need for new schools

Harrisonburg School Board members told city council members Friday afternoon that if the council approves a proposed Bluestone Town Center development, the influx of potentially 3,000 more residents would stress school capacity and increase the need for building additional schools.

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Residents, council member call for more debate over Bluestone development; And proposed city park clears key hurdle

Following a contentious planning commission meeting last week, three residents brought concerns about the proposed Bluestone Town Center to Tuesday’s city council meeting — as council members brace for the debate to come before them next month.  

How to handle organization’s addiction recovery homes stumps city council

An organization running group homes for recovering addicts has technically violated Harrisonburg’s zoning ordinances for the last several years, but the city council hasn’t figured out yet how to fix the issue. 

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