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Public meetings, Feb. 11-15

The following public meetings are scheduled this week:

Shenandoah County
The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the county government center in Woodstock. Supervisors plan to hear reports from county departments and agencies. Health department officials also plan to present reports to the board. Supervisors plan to consider and take action on:


  • A conservation easement on the Vance Farm in Strasburg

  • A deed of gift from the estate of Zula Wagner

  • A lease for County Farm

  • The scheduling of a public hearing on proposed revisions to the building department fee schedule

  • A resolution to endorse the Shenandoah County Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Board of Supervisors holds a joint meeting with the School Board at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Central High School.

Edinburg
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council will hear reports from departments and committees. Council plans to discuss and consider a proposal by BMS Direct to print and mail the town's 2013 tax bills. Members also will consider a resolution proclaiming April 13-19 as Northern Shenandoah Valley Disability Awareness Week 2013. Council then plans to convene in closed session to discuss a personnel matter and the possible acquisition of property.

Mount Jackson
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council will hear reports from committees. Council plans to take up a request from police Chief J.D. Fadley to hire a replacement for an officer; a report from the public properties committee regarding the sale of a dump truck; and consideration of the purchase and installation of a sewage ejection system in the basement of town hall.
Council also plans to consider:


  • A contract in the amount of $65,000 with Pennoni Associates Inc. for the survey, engineering, design and construction administration services for sidewalk improvements

  • An appropriation of $8,537.19 to Burner Well Drilling Inc. to replace a pump and motor at well No. 3

  • A $5,000 grant with a 50-percent state match to the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival

  • Setting public hearings for March 4 on requests by Robert Tuthill to rezone 5254 Main St. and for a special-use permit to operate a billiard room at the same address

  • A vacancy on the Planning Commission


Council also plans to meet in closed session to discuss a personnel matter.

Strasburg
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council plans to discuss and take action on a proposed resolution to recognize Banks Fort as a local historic landmark as recommended by the Architectural Review Board. Council also plans to discuss and take action on a proposed contract with Planning Works to perform an update on the town's zoning and subdivision ordinances so they comply with the newly adopted Strasburg Community Plan. Council then plans to meet in closed session to discuss acquisition or disposition of real property.

Warren County
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Warren County Community Center, 538 Villa Ave., Front Royal.

The Board of Supervisors holds a budget work session with outside agencies in the Caucus Room of the Warren County Government Center beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the board meeting room of the government center. The commission plans to discuss and authorize for public hearing the following:


  • A request by Elizabeth and Scott Jenkins to amend the zoning ordinance to add a definition for "hiker hostel" and include it as a use allowed by a conditional-use permit in the agricultural district, as well as to amend the supplementary regulations section to include hiker hostels

  • A request by the Jenkinses for a conditional-use permit to run a hiker hostel at 3471 Remount Road.

  • A request by Tamara West for a conditional-use permit to run a board kennel at 380 Menefee Lane.

  • A request to amend the county zoning ordinance to add definitions and standards within floodplain districts; to provide factors and conditions for variances to terms of the ordinance; to give definitions and standards for development within dam-break inundation zones; and to conform with requirements for the federal flood insurance program. Also the request seeks to amend the ordinance to prohibit parking and storage of inoperable vehicles in special flood-hazard areas and to add requirements for accessory structures in such areas.

Front Royal
Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the Warren County Government Center. Council will hold public hearings on ordinances to amend town code pertaining to fence height and safety and to the sign re-facing exemption. Council also will discuss and possibly approve the town's Capital Improvements Program for fiscal 2013-2017.

Council will give authorization to advertise a public hearing to set the town's tax rates on real estate and personal property as well as to set the level under the Personal Property Tax Relief Act.

Mayor Timothy Darr also has requested that council authorize him to meet with Warren County Board of Supervisors Chairman Archie Fox to negotiate a resolution of lost revenue in the Route [U.S.] 522 North Corridor and to complete such talks within 90 days.

Following the regular meeting council plans to hold a work session to discuss a boundary adjustment request by the Front Royal Limited Partnership.

Frederick County
The Comprehensive Plans and Programs Committee meets at 7 p.m. Monday.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors holds a work session with the Finance Committee at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the fiscal 2014 budget, followed by a regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Supervisors plan to appoint a representative for the Gainesboro Magisterial District to the board. Supervisors will consider a resolution regarding the issuance of bonds by the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center pursuant to an agreement with the facility and related matters.

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

Stephens City
The Town Council Personnel Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The Water and Sewer Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Public Works Committee at 6 p.m.

The Newtown Heritage Festival Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.


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