MARTINSVILLE, Va. — One Virginia city has reached an agreement to go back to being a town.
The city of Martinsville, located on Virginia’s border with North Carolina, has reached an agreement with Henry County to revert to a town within the county.
The Martinsville Bulletin reports that the City Council and Henry County supervisors approved a memorandum of understanding during a joint meeting Wednesday night.
The agreement is not legally binding, but does express in writing a willingness of both groups to proceed.
The city wants to revert as of July 1, 2022, but the county wants it to happen a year later. Martinsville city officials have said reverting to town status will provide financial savings.