City Manager, David Ridpath, gave his State of the City Address on February 24, 2014. He began with an overview of the FY 2014 (July1, 2013-June 30, 2014) budget; the budget is balanced at $59,411,375, with no tax rate or utility increases. At the completion of the fiscal year Radford will have completed 100% of the budget initiatives, which include remaining on schedule for capital improvements, minimizing the size and complexity of government, maintaining the same level of service to citizens, and investing in high priority goals related to the community vision. This has been an active year, with many accomplishments to be proud of.
The City of Radford declared a "State of Emergency" late Wednesday evening, regarding Winter Storm Pax. The “Winter Storm Warning" issued by the National Weather Service will remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. tonight. Radford has about 15”+ of snowfall, with another 2-4 inches of snow expected through mid afternoon.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Radford University will welcome the United States Navy Concert Band to Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall for a free public concert. Since 1925, the U.S. Navy Concert Band has played throughout the United States in addition to performances at White House and Pentagon ceremonies in Washington, D.C. Their concerts offer patriotic, classical, martial and pops musical selections.
Highlander Plunge Canceled Because of Inclement Weather
After careful assessment of contributing factors related to conducting the Highlander Polar Plunge® Celebration, we, in consultation with Radford City Police Department as well as city and university officials, have made the decision to cancel this year’s Polar Plunge. The recent winter storm and sub-freezing temperatures create a hazard for plungers, volunteers and spectators. In addition, forecasts are calling for additional snowfall tonight that will increase travel and event hazards.