Martinsville votes unanimously to begin town reversion process

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Tuesday night, the Martinsville City Council voted 5-0 to begin the town reversion process.

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Council chambers were packed as the city hosted a public hearing on reverting to town status.

Over the last few months, City Council has been discussing a recent reversion impact study during closed sessions.

Tuesday night, an attorney hired by the city laid out the information from a study and the impact of reversion.

City Council members tell WDBJ7 they believe their vote is a necessary step in order to start negotiations with Henry County.

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