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Month: February 2020

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L to R, Sylvia Jane Sergent, Ben Sergent III, Nancy J.H. Sergent, Birg E. Sergent, Lana Sergent, Darrell Crusenberry, not pictured Pamela Darlene Caudill. Also pictured, Mayor Larry Holbrook, Councilwoman Jill Carson

TOWN ANNOUNCES NO BOUNDARIES, ALL INCLUSIVE PARK

The property is comprised of approximately 3 acres, an 18,000 sq. ft. building, and 700 feet of riverfront adjacent to the Powell River.

The subject property is a strip shopping center building located on a three-acre tract of land.  The property is one building which was recently vacated in preparation for the transfer to the town of Pennington Gap. The property was originally built as a grocery store with an attached variety store by Caswell Walker and operated by the same owner.  The property was subsequently the location of a Payless Grocery Store and now the property has been renovated into a strip shopping center. The property most recently was used as a four-unit commercial center.

Last year, Pennington Gap town manager, Keith Harless, approached the property owners of the old Payless property about the future of the building to determine if they had any upcoming plans for the property.  After a considerable amount of discussions, Mr. Harless proposed an idea for the property owners to donate the property to the town in order to develop a new, innovative type of park- a park that is designed to include everyone. This park will not only include standardized park equipment, but the park will also include equipment that will accommodate everyone, including children with special needs. The new park will contain a strategic mix of playground equipment and activities supporting play for all ages and abilities. This park is designed for all children, especially for those with different needs such as autism and barrier challenges.  The park will also have an area set aside for fitness support for the actively aging society.

The estimated cost at this time to include an all-new playground, new bathrooms, a pavilion along the riverfront, and overlooks of the river designed for fishing, are estimated to be around $800,000.00. At this time the town has not appropriated any money but discussions have begun with private investors and many grant agencies.

Stone Mountain ATV Trail

The Trail Too Tough to Tame

Trail Head located at Pennington Gap Welcome Center/Leeman Field RV Campground Open Daily Dawn to Dusk

RVs and Primative Camping

  • 335 Fairground Rd.

Leeman Field RV Park has 21 full service spaces available for rent with 15/30 & 50 amp hookups. Additional spaces are available without electricity. Tent camping is available along the river.

A campground attendant is available on-sight during the following hours to accept payments and reservations.

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 AM-12 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM-1 PM, Sunday: 11 AM-1 PM

Reservations and other arrangements-call: 276.298.5177 or message info@townofpenningtonva.gov

Nightly rates:50 amp hookup-$30, 15/30 amp hookup-$25, Unimproved tent camping-$10

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Leeman Field RV Park & Campground space layout.

Stone Mountain ATV Trail

  • 287 Right Poor Valley Rd.

Maps and Directions and Trail Permits

Trail maps and town maps are available at Spearhead Permit vendors. The town has designated certain streets as ATV friendly, marked by signage. The route begins by crossing the bridge from the park entrance onto North Kentucky Street, head south into town, at the light turn left or right onto Morgan Avenue, East as far as the light at Taco Bell/Riverview Shopping Center or West as far as Huddle House/Westgate Mall, including the future hospital on Combs Road. Also a crossover to South Kentucky Street to Joslyn, westward will allow for theatre attendance and East from Harrell to Doris Ave and beyond to include from Rooster’s Pub to Subway Restaurant travel.

Please obtain a town map for more information. All drivers on ATV Streets must have a valid drivers license.

Daily and yearly permits for Spearhead Trails are available at; 

  • Pennington Welcome Center/Trailhead
  • Family Tire at 40848 W Morgan Ave.,
  •  FasMart, 6633 Hwy 421 S, and
  • Black Diamond Sunoco, 40554 W Morgan Ave.

New in 2018, Lee County permit for residents of Lee @$25

Permits are $10 under 8 or adults $60 a year or $20 daily and may be used at any Spearhead Trail. All riders must sign a waiver and those under 18 must have a parent sign. Visit Spearhead Trails for a complete list of rules and regulations.

Helmets Required

State law requires all riders to have helmets on at all times. If you have arrived without helmets, they are available for rent or purchase at the permit vendors. For additional information

CALL 276-298-5177

Spearhead Trails -Stone Mountain

Prepare to be rocked with the excitement of Stone Mountain Trail. The views are spectacular, especially in the fall. The sunset and overlooks rival all the national parks. Stop by a picnic table and take it all in.

The Town of Pennington Gap welcomes you.

Leeman Field Park Information

Leeman Field Park and Greenway

Constructed in 1933, Leeman Field was the largest enclosed baseball field in the world for two and a half decades. The ball field encompassed 15 acres with a high board fence and sheltered hundreds of fans in a wooden grand stand. 

Facilities at the 33 acre park now include: swimming pool, picnic pavilions, playground, sports fields, horse show ring, amphitheater, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball pit, fairgrounds, and tractor pull.  A walking track around Leeman will soon extends across the river and joins the Greenway along the river to a Riverbend shopping area. 

Located just off U.S. 421 North in Pennington Gap, Leeman Field is open year-round and is within one mile of our scenic Stone Face Rock. It’s home to Independence Day and New Year’s eve celebrations and fireworks, and Christmas Fantasy in lights from Thanksgiving until New Year’s Day.

Picnic pavilions are closed at this time. Reservations in the future will be by calling 276-546-1177.

Leeman Field Pool is closed for 2020 due to COVID-19. We will reopen next year. ​

The pool is normally open seasonally from Memorial weekend until the first week of August. Private party scheduling and information are available by calling at 276-546-0270. Parties start at $130 and are priced according to the amount of attendance/lifeguards required. 

During regular season, daily admission is $3 per person. Concessions are available. Campground residents are admitted free. 

​FOR CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS CALL 276-298-5177

Stone Mountain Trail

Stone Mountain Trail, part of the Spearhead Trail system, is located at Leeman Field Park along with a Welcome Center, RV Park, permit office and park amenities.

ATV’s are allowed on marked town roads only and dawn til dusk with a Spearhead permit and on HELMETS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. This allows tourists to access food and other services while enjoying the trail. 

Leeman Field RV Park – Call 276-298-5177 for reservations.

WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS IN PERSON OR OVER THE PHONE. 

ATTENTION LEE COUNTY FARMERS!

The Town of Pennington is seeking local farms to be included in our bio-solids program. We are looking for farmers who have 25 acres or more of usable land that is relatively level and mostly rock free. We make every effort to recycle our bio-solids and need your help in making this possible. Some benefits of recycling bio-solids include reducing the use of commercial fertilizers and free soil testing. We are self-sufficient, providing the labor and equipment at no cost to the farmer. Bio-solids are a renewable resource, recovered during the process of cleaning waste water, that contains valuable nutrients and organic matter that improve soil quality. It is a treated, safe product and cost-effective alternative to fertilizer. 

If you are interested or have questions, please contact one of the operators at Pennington Gap Waste Water Plant at (276)-546-5343 or e-mail at wastewater@townofpenningtonva.gov

Get the facts about bio-solids:

www.epa.gov/biosolids

www.deq.virginia.gov

www.virginiabiosolids.com

Hi!

Emergency calls, including leaks, should be directed to the Lee County Sheriff’s dispatch at 276-346-7777.

Full Time Job- Applications for Crewman II for Public Works accepted until 4:00 PM, December 12.

Definition of work:
This is semi-skilled manual work in the Public Works Department.

The applicant is responsible for performing a range of tasks in construction, maintenance and repair, and operating various types of mechanical equipment. 
Examples of Work:
Construction and repair of sidewalks, patch holes in streets, resurface streets, and clean culverts.
Install and tap water and sewer lines, repair leaks, open clogged sewers, and thaw frozen water lines.
Operate equipment such as dump truck, street sweepers, mowing machines, and snow plows.
Conduct maintenance and repair work.
Perform related work as required.
Requirements of Work:
Some knowledge of a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and manual tasks.
Ability to operate safely and skillfully and to service light automotive equipment. 
Ability to understand simple written and oral instructions.
Ability to do heavy manual labor for extended periods under varying weather conditions.
Ability to get along with others.
Mechanical aptitude.
Good physical condition.
Availability for on-call emergencies.
A Virginia Operators License, Class B CDL with Air Brake endorsement preferred or must obtain within 6 months after employment.

Pay range is $7.25- $9.00 per hour based on skills and experience. Also, all applicants must undergo an extensive back ground check, a pre-employment drug screening, and physical will be required prior to offer of employment.
Applications are available at Pennington Town Hall located at 528 Industrial Drive, Pennington Gap Virginia or download here.

Applications will be accepted until December 12 at 4:00 PM 
The Town of Pennington is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work environment. The town provides access to Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield health benefits including vision, dental, and prescription and AFLAC. The town is a member of the Virginia Retirement System.