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Vienna budget proposal sends tax bills up, provides big staff raises

Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton on March 7 proposed a $48.7 million budget for fiscal year 2023 that would give sizable pay raises to town employees and provide a slight tax-rate reduction for homeowners groaning under higher property assessments. Payton’s...

Vienna town manager may get new powers to address emergencies

Under a proposed code amendment, Vienna’s town manager would be authorized to approve temporary medical-testing facilities that will be operational during public-health emergencies, such as a pandemic. The Vienna Town Council on Feb. 28 unanimously signaled its intention to adopt...

‘On Deck with Mercury’ to focus on parks, recreation

The “On Deck with Mercury” series featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton will focus on programming of the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Foster’s Grille in Vienna. The community is...

Forum to focus on connecting with Vienna leaders

The “On Deck with Mercury” series featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton continues on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at Patrick Henry Library. The forum will focus on ways to connect with Vienna leaders, and will feature Town Clerk...

Vienna government lauded for innovative initiative

The Vienna Town government has won the prestigious President’s Award, the highest honor for imaginative solutions by a local government bestowed by the Virginia Municipal League. The award was in response to the town government’s Liberty Amendments Month celebration, held...

Vienna town manager honored for innovation

Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton recently was honored with an Innovation Award by the Virginia Municipal League, for his efforts creating and supporting the town’s Liberty Amendments Month celebration in June and July. The event encompassed more than 60 educational...

Town forum to focus on leaf collection, snow removal

“On Deck with Mercury,” a program featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton, will focus on fall leaf-collection and winter snow-removal efforts. Members of the town’s public-works staff will join the town manager at the program, to be held on Tuesday,...

Vienna forum to focus on economic development

Economic development will be the topic of discussion at the next “On Deck with Mercury” event, featuring Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton. The event is slated for Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at Social Burger, and will include a discussion...

Vienna marks first Liberty Amendments Month

The town of Vienna kicked off its first-ever Liberty Amendments Month celebration on Juneteenth (June 19) with speeches at First Baptist Church. The month’s worth of celebrations was the brainchild of Vienna Town Manager Mercury Payton, who attended the kickoff...

Vienna workshop to look at proposed zoning update

The next “On Deck with Mercury” event will feature a discussion of “Code Create Vienna,” the plan to update the town’s zoning and subdivision code. The event, hosted by Town Manager Mercury Payton, will be held on Tuesday, May 11...
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Weather concerns nix weekend’s MPAartfest

McLean Project for the Arts has announced cancellation of its Oct. 2 MPAartfest due to pending weather issues. "The decision...
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