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The Town of Crewe seeks to be as transparent as possible. As stewards of public resources, we believe in open and honest communication. Please select a topic below to read more about our current governmental operations, town leadership, information on transparency, and links to past council meetings and minutes.
The Town of Crewe understands that citizens want to be engaged, but cannot always make it to a public meeting. That's why the minutes of public meetings can be found by following the link below. Additionally, Council records each regular meeting and uploads the video to YouTube, generally within a week of the meeting date. Links to those meetings can be found on the same page.
The Town of Crewe has also partnered with Virginia Tech to digitize old minute books dating back to the late 19th century. Look for images of those historic minutes at the link below as they are made available.
Hours of Operation and Contact
The Town Office is opened for normal business Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Administration can be reached at 434-645-9453.
After hours emergency situations can be resolved by calling the Nottoway County Sheriff's Office.
Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
Water meters are read on or around the 15th of each month and utility bills for water, sewer, garbage, and surcharges are mailed around the 22nd of each month.
Utility payments are due by the 15th of the following month.
The minimum utility bill is $85.00, which includes all services, fees, surcharges, sewer and water usage up to 3,000 gallons. Additional water usage is billed at $5.00 per thousand gallons used. Sewer rates are also based on usage above 3,000 gallons at $9.50 per 1000 gallons.
Director of Public Works
The Town of Crewe garbage collection schedule is as follows:
East end customers (east of Carter Street): Monday and Thursday
West end customers (west of Carter Street): Tuesday and Friday
Commercial/Business customers: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
All garbage must be placed in fly tight (garbage bags) containers and placed in cans with tops, no larger than 35 gallons. Cans should be either placed in a rack or chained so wind or stray animals cannot overturn them. Cans cannot weigh over 50 pounds. Residents may have up to three cans per household. All cans should be placed in the alley where available.
If you need a rack, please contact the town office. Staff can build one for you at cost ($100 for a 2-can rack, $125 for a 3-can rack).
Chief of Police
Sergeant Ronnie Hite
Hours of Operation and Contact
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
24 Hour Police Patrol Office: 434-645-7472
After hours and emergency emergency: 911 or 434-645-9044
Emergency: 911 or 434-645-9044
The Crewe Volunteer Fire Department located on Hwy 460 Business, provides fire protection for the Town. The Department is currently staffed by 32 volunteers and supported by a Junior Fire Department program and a Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to their tank trucks, pumpers and brush truck, their fleet of well-equipped vehicles includes a Heavy Rescue Vehicle, a First Responder Unit and a Rescue Truck. Many of the members are trained and qualified to treat life-threatening emergencies.
Interested in joining? To become a part of the Crewe Volunteer Fire Department, please contact the Department by calling 434-645-9459
Emergency: 911 or 434-645-9044
The Nottoway County Volunteer Rescue Squad, located in Crewe and Blackstone, serves all of Nottoway County. The Rescue Squad service is provided 24 hours a day. Calls for assistance are received by the Nottoway Sheriff's Office. The enhanced 911 number is available countywide for those requiring emergency services. Patients are transported to hospitals in Farmville, Petersburg, Richmond, or South Hill.
Interested in joining? As a prospective member, you will be joining a group of highly professional and dedicated volunteers that, since our establishment in 1953, have earned us the respect and repeated plaudits of the citizens of this community.
For specific membership requirements, please visit the Nottoway Rescue Squad site.
Greg Eanes was first elected Mayor May 2016. Prior to that he had served as Crewe’s first elected member of the Nottoway County School Board and had served a term on the Crewe Town Council. He previously served as an appointed representative on the Nottoway County Planning Commission.
In these various capacities, as a member of the Crewe-Burkeville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and as vice-president of the Piedmont Geriatric Association, he was active in regional lobbying efforts to maintain public funding for Piedmont Geriatric Hospital and the Cornerstone Rehabilitation Program helping to preserve needed services and several hundred full and part-time jobs in the local area.
A long-time advocate of regional tourism, Mayor Eanes is often quoted as saying, “Our historic past is the key to our economic future.” In support of these efforts he, as a member of council, helped draft the first strategic development plan for the Crewe Railroad Park and ensured Crewe was included in the planning for the Lee’s Retreat and Wilson-Kautz Raid driving tours so it could take advantage of Virginia’s $2.1 billion Civil War tourism industry. Mayor Eanes says of Civil War tourism, “Blue plus Gray Equals Green. ‘Green’ is the color of tourism dollars that that show up in people’s paychecks, business profits and residual community tax revenues. It is a necessary component of ‘job preservation’ which is just as important as ‘job creation’.”
He was the primary author for the Wilson-Kautz Driving Tour signage which impacts 17 communities in Southside Virginia and resulted in his receipt of the ‘Key to the City’ of Chase City. He was also instrumental in fighting off state efforts to close Twin Lakes State Park and Staunton River Bridge Battlefield State Park and a leading advocate in getting nearby Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park included in the state’s first park bond referendum so a modern visitor’s center could be built. Mayor Eanes says, “Virginia State Parks are a critical element of our rural tourism infrastructure. They are destination points that bring people through and to our rural communities. They help our regional economies and contribute to job preservation.”
Mayor Eanes has also advocated development of a Revolutionary War driving tour through Southside Virginia in time for the 250th anniversary of American Independence. Such a tour would include Crewe, the site of Peter Francisco’s famous 1781 fight with Tarleton’s raiders, and other points in Nottoway County.
Since assuming the office of Mayor he has facilitated acquisition of land for use of town parks in support of Council’s Comprehensive Plan, initiated efforts to have a percentage of state lottery proceeds returned to the town’s coffers, initiated a council approved funding mechanism for infrastructure development, initiated a council approved repeal of the town’s car decal tax and initiated the reorganization of certain town offices to ensure greater public accountability and facilitated a public ceremony recognizing Crewe’s surviving World War II veterans on the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Colonel Eanes retired as Reserve Director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Air Force Special Operations Command in August 2011 after 34 and one-half years[GE1] [GE2] uniformed service that included 23 and one-half years active duty. He supported intelligence operations during the Cold War, the Iranian Hostage Crisis, Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM where he was the Evasion and Escape Intelligence Officer and acting Chief of Targets for Special Operations Command-Central; Operation IRAQI FREEDOM with two tours in Iraq as the officer in charge of the Scott Speicher Investigation for the Iraq Survey Group and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM where he served as the Deputy Chief and Acting Chief of Human and Counterintelligence for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. He holds the Bronze Star Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster for meritorious wartime achievement, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal also in support of wartime activities.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Military History from American Military University and has been certified by the Virginia Courts System as an expert witness in military history and veteran’s affairs. He has over 16 years full time and adjunct teaching experience, researches and speaks extensively on military history related topics particularly as they pertain to Virginia and has published multiple works to include Destroy the Junction: The Wilson-Kautz Raid and the Battle for the Staunton River Bridge, Sailor’s Creek: The Black Day of the Army and various monographs, all of which can be accessed through local libraries and bookstores.
He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Samuel V. Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest at Hampden-Sydney College where he teaches U.S. National Intelligence in support of the National Security Studies Program.
Anne Stinson was first elected to Crewe Town Council in 2012. Since then she has served as Vice Mayor, Chairperson of the Personnel Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. As of July 2018, Anne serves a fourth term as Vice Mayor and chairperson of the Personnel Committee . Anne has led the council in writing an updated Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Crewe.
Mrs. Stinson has pursued a career in education with the Nottoway County Public School system since 1975. Presently Mrs. Stinson is principal of Nottoway High School, which is a comprehensive high school serving approximately 650 students grades 9 through 12. Mrs. Stinson has served as an adjunct professor for Southside Virginia Community College. In addition to the field of education, Mrs. Stinson has experience working in banking and in private business.
Anne and her husband, Jim, bought and restored the former Henry Lee House on Meade Street in 1976. This historic home was visited by Lottie Moon, the popular Baptist missionary. More recently, the Stinson’s bought and restored the Crewe Community Center in August of 2011.
Phil Miskovic is currently serving his fourth term as councilman for the Town of Crewe, winning his first election in 2012. Phil has served as chairman of Crewe’s Economic Development Committee and member of the Volunteer Services Committee. Phil has also served as chairman of the Virginia Municipal League’s General Laws Policy Committee, and is currently a member of VML’s Legislative Committee. Phil represented Crewe as a member of the Governor’s Rural Jobs Taskforce in 2013.
Phil is very active in the Nottoway community, having held leadership positions in several community organizations, including the Nottoway Historical Association, the Crewe-Burkeville Chamber of Commerce, and the Crewe-Burkeville Lions Club. He was presented with a Service to Youth Award by the Virginia YMCA in 2016 for his continued support of the Virginia YMCA’s Model General Assembly and the 2019 Emerging Leader Award by the Sorensen institute for Political Leadership.
Phil is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Administration and Public Affairs Virginia Tech, focusing his research on government in rural communities and the necessary conditions for community and economic development. He holds a Master’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness from VCU and a BA in Religion from Hampden-Sydney College. He is a member of the Sorensen Institute’s Political Leaders Program class of 2015.
Wendy Bowen has lived in Crewe, VA her entire life. A graduate of Nottoway High School, she worked while in high school at the Red & White grocery store as cashier, deli manager, dairy and frozen food manager, and produce manager before being promoted to Assistant Manager at time of graduation. When Star Value purchased Red & White, Wendy was moved to Star Value as Assistant Manager. She worked as Assistant Manager for 13 years until the developer of Crewe Station recruited her to manage the store section of the brand new business in Crewe. Wendy was later promoted to General Manager of Crewe Station and has remained there business for the last 21 years. Wendy stayed local and was caretaker of her mother Rachel who battled Alzheimer’s for 16 years. After Rachel passed away, Wendy was caregiver for her father Amos who was a beloved letter carrier for the US post office in Crewe for 32 years and a beloved mechanic for a lot of citizens in his off time. Wendy’s mother in her earlier years was very involved with the Nottoway County Democratic Party and Wendy followed in her footsteps by serving as Chair of the local party for several years before stepping down to run for Town Council in 2018. This is her first term on council. Wendy also volunteered many hours as a softball coach at CBYRA and also served on that board. Wendy also serves on the board of directors for Crewe Country Club.
To request records from the Town of Crewe, you may direct your request to Wade Walker. He can be reached at Wade Walker, 125 E. Carolina Ave. Crewe, VA 23930, 434-645-9453, email@example.com. You may also contact him with questions you have concerning requesting records from the Town of Crewe. In addition, the Freedom of Information Advisory Council is available to answer any questions you may have about FOIA. The Council may be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (804) 225-3056 or [toll free] 1-866-448-4100.
Regular meetings of the Crewe Town Council are held on the second Monday of every month, unless otherwise announced. These meetings begin at 7pm and are held in the Crewe Library Conference Room.
All meetings are open to the public, with a public comment section at the beginning and end of each regular meeting. Citizens not on the agenda are asked to please keep their comments to under 3 minutes. To be placed on the agenda, simply contact the Town Office.
Occasionally, the Mayor and/or Council will call a special meeting or work session to discuss pressing business. When this occurs, information is generally advertised in the local newspapers and on the Town's Facebook page, and is always posted in the Town Office.
Committees and work groups meet at the call of the chairman
Each year, Crewe Town Council creates an annual operating budget. This is an extensive process, beginning generally in April. The Town's fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.
Specific budget information is coming soon.
All current Crewe ordinances can be found here.
Town elections occur the first Tuesday of May in even-numbered years. All seven council seats are "at large," meaning voters cast up to seven ballots for each member of council. Crewe's mayor is elected at the same time.
For more information, contact the Nottoway County Registrar at 434-645-8148.