City Council

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  • 6:00 pm
  • First and third Tuesday of each month
  • Council Chambers
    618 Virginia Ave. NW
    P.O. Box 618
    Norton, VA 24273

Please note: A time is set aside at the beginning of each regular meeting of City Council for citizen comments. The public is encouraged to attend.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings, usually the Friday afternoon prior to a scheduled meeting.

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Minutes are also available following approval.

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The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body in municipal government. Duties include:

  • Addressing the locality’s long-term future through considerations such as land use, capital improvement plans, and strategic planning
  • Appointing and evaluating the city manager
  • Appointing members of various boards, committees, and commissions
  • Approving the budget and setting the tax rates
  • Electing a mayor
  • Filling vacancies on the City Council
  • Focusing on major community goals and projects

General law states that all powers granted to localities shall be vested in their respective governing bodies (Virginia Code, Section 15.2-1406). Council members do not have formal or legal powers as individuals, but only as members of the council as a whole.

Donation Policy

The City of Norton provides financial support to various regional and local organizations through our annual budget process. From time to time, City Council receives requests for funding outside of our normal budget process. Since the City receives more requests for funds than our funding will allow, a Donation Policy was adopted to assist City Council in considering each request.