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This week's public meetings

By Alex Bridges - abridges@nvdaily.com

The following public meetings are scheduled this week:

Front Royal
The Front Royal Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Warren County Government Center. Council plans to hold a public hearing on a request from Pro ABG Group for a special-use permit to operate a dog kennel within an existing building at 450 S. Commerce Ave. The proposed use would also involve pet retail and grooming. The site plan submitted with the permit application shows a proposed fenced-in area to the rear and side of the building. The Planning Commission has recommended Town Council approve the permit with conditions.

Council also plans to take action on a resolution of support for a temporary connector road from Kendrick Lane to Kerfoot Avenue through the Avtex site.

The Front Royal Board of Architectural Review meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The board plans to address certificates of appropriateness for:

  • Construction of a metal building in the rear of Rinoh Enterprises LLC (Rick's Auto Care) 232-234 S. Royal Ave.
  • Demolition of 511 E. Main St., Weber Properties LLC

The Front Royal Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Front Royal Golf Club Advisory Committee meets at 10 a.m. Thursday at the golf club.

Shenandoah County
The Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the government center board room in Woodstock. Supervisors will hear public comments at the beginning of the meeting. The board then will hold public hearings on:

  • An ordinance to re-schedule the 2012 real estate reassessment to a six-year cycle, with the next general assessment to take affect Jan. 1, 2016
  • An ordinance to amend the county code on election districts to change the polling place for the New Market voting precinct from the New Market Town Office to the New Market Rescue and Fire Department and the Toms Brook Precinct from the Toms Brook Methodist Church to the Toms Brook Volunteer Fire Department

Supervisors may take action on:

  • An agreement regarding the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Area Consortium
  • A proposal to delineate county farm property for both agricultural and park use.
  • A resolution declaring a local emergency in Shenandoah County as a result of the "derecho" storm June 29
  • A resolution declaring Shenandoah County an Agriculture Disaster Area.

The board plans to discuss a request from Mercury Paper for a 15-month extension of the performance agreement for the Governor Opportunity Fund. County Administrator Douglas Walker plans to update the board on the status of the Edinburg School and Historic Courthouse project. Supervisors then will enter into a closed session to conduct the annual performance evaluation of the county administrator and to consult with legal counsel regarding a lawsuit filed by Mark Prince against the board of supervisors, SunTrust Bank, the Virginia Resources Authority and the RSW Regional Jail Authority over the financing of the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail project.

Strasburg Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council plans to hold public hearings on the following:

  • A proposed addition to the town zoning ordinance which would create an arts and tourism district
  • A proposed amendment to the town code regarding taxation and a partial exemption for certain rehabilitated, renovated or replacement residential structures
  • A proposed addition to the code creating a prohibition on smoking in certain public areas

Council may take action on:

  • The Downtown Streetscape Enhancement Project
  • A proposed ordinance creating the arts and tourism district
  • Proposed code revisions to allow real estate tax incentives for renovated commercial/industrial buildings in the Historic District
  • A proposed no-smoking ordinance

Strasburg Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday

Mt. Jackson
The Mt. Jackson Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mayor Joseph A. Williams will hold an open-door meeting from noon to 1 p.m. that day.

The Middletown Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

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