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HENRY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN ISSUES STATEMENT ON CITY REVERSION FIGHT

Statement from Jim Adams, Chairperson of the Henry County Board of Supervisors


“The City of Martinsville is attempting to use smokescreen theatrics to force the Henry County Board of Supervisors into entering an agreement that the residents of the City and County do not agree with.


Though they cite previous votes on non-binding legal documents as their rationale for seeking arbitration, the City fails to mention the events that have followed those votes. Multiple public hearings have occurred since then which led to the Board of Supervisors ultimately rejecting the ordinance on the Voluntary Settlement Agreement. There is a reason that we conduct public hearings and there is a reason that this process requires multiple votes to move forward. The reason isn’t so we can check a box, it is so we can actually hear from the public. Thus, the Board has
emerged with a different position than when we originally began.


To the residents of Martinsville and Henry County, know that we not only listened to you but we heard you. Henry County will continue to fight the City’s efforts to jam through this unenforceable agreement, not because the City is our enemy but because it is the right thing to do.”

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