Town Council, as the governmental body, is responsible for adopting all ordinances and resolutions, setting policies. Council approves the annual operating budget and set the Town's tax rates and fees along with making land use and zoning decisions. Appointments and recommendations to Town's commissions and committees are made by Council.
Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise scheduled, in the Council Chamber of the second floor of the Farmville Town Hall, located at 116 North Main Street. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend all meetings.
Public hearings are held to give citizens the opportunity to voice their comments and concerns about actions taken by Town Council. Public notices of hearings are posted in the Farmville Herald, on the town website and on local channel 2.
The Town is divided into five wards, with one (1) council member elected per ward, and two (2) council members elected at-large. Council members serve four year staggered terms. Town elections are held on the first Tuesday in May, in even numbered years.