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Public meetings Oct. 1-5

By Alex Bridges -- abridges@nvdaily.com

Shenandoah County
The Board of Supervisors meets at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session. Supervisors plan to discuss:
A lease with Charterhouse School related to the Edinburg School project
The Comprehensive Agreement with Caldwell Santmyers for the PPEA project to renovate the Edinburg School and Historic Courthouse.
Changes to the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. The commission plans to hold public hearings on:
A request by Leslie Land-Fravel and Jimmy Don Johnson, doing business as Virginia Pistol LLC for a special-use permit to operate a small pistol range training facility on a 4.9-acre, wooded, vacant lot on Woods Chapel Road near Moreland Gap Road near New Market.
A request by William J. Pence Sr., Maxine Pence and Jeff S. Pence for a special-use permit to operate a private airport or airstrip on approximately 102 acres of land near Mt. Jackson.

Mount Jackson
The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

New Market
Town Council committees will hold consecutive meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Arthur L. Hildreth Jr. municipal building.
The public works committee plans to discuss and consider regulations pertaining to seasonal grass and leaf removal. The committee also will hear a presentation on Smith Creek watershed projects by Kathy Holm, a conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The tourism, economic development and historic preservation committee plans to discuss and consider upgrades to the town's website.
Committees on finance and public safety also will meet.

The Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

The Town Council Finance and Personnel Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday. The committee plans to discuss:
Whether the town's administrative enterprise fund should absorb the cost of increases in recycling fees
The possible financial implications of the town becoming actively involved in promoting its own economic development
Whether organizations operating in Strasburg but not headquartered in town pay equitable taxes compared to those headquartered in the locality
Whether the town should charge fees for services previously provided for free.

Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday for a work session. Council plans to hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the town code pertaining to the collection of utility bills from property owners, and an increase in the utility deposit to $200 for in-town accounts, $240 for out-of-town accounts.
Council also plans to discuss the subject of the public hearing as well as proposed by-laws for the recently created Maintenance Code Board of Appeals. Council also will discuss annexation options for the North Shenandoah Industrial park.

Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council plans to consider:
A proposal to increase water and sewer access fees for new apartments effective Tuesday
A recommendation by the planning commission to amend the town code by repealing the special-use permit requirement for retail establishments exceeding 50,000 square feet, while including same as a permitted use in the I-1 industrial district
A request by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce to hold its annual Christmas parade on Nov. 30 in conjunction with the town's Light Up Woodstock Event

Warren County
The Airport Commission meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Supervisors plan to hear reports from department and agency officials. The board also plans to meet in closed session to discuss appointments to the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee. After the regular meeting, supervisors plan to hold a work session to discuss items from the town/county liaison committee and an annexation request by David Vazzana and the Front Royal Limited Partnership.

The Skate Park Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.

Front Royal
Town Council holds its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in Town Hall. The council plans to take action on an amendment to town code pertaining to on-call refuse collection.
Town Council also meets for a work session at 7 p.m. Monday. Council plans:
To hear from the Director of Tourism on the town's plans to commemorate Front Royal's 225th Anniversary and the possibility of joining the Virginia Main Street Program
To discuss revisions to the town code pertaining to yard sales
To hear an update on renovations to the administration building
To discuss a resolution for non-profit payroll deductions for town employees giving to United Way
To go into closed session to discuss appointments to the Board of Architectural Review, to consult with the town attorney for legal advice on specific matters

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The commission plans to discuss the development of a town vision and the community development resource officer position.

Stephens City
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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