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Public meetings Feb. 25-March 1

By Alex Bridges

The following public meetings are scheduled this week:

Shenandoah County
The Board of Supervisors holds a joint work session with Strasburg Town Council at 5 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the 2013 expiration of the agreement regarding the annexation of the North Shenandoah Industrial Park. The session will be held in the boardroom of the county government center in Woodstock.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The board plans to consider a request to appropriate money for school security upgrades and later shall discuss with the sheriff school safety for the remainder of the year. The board will hold special presentations for retirements, Eagle Scout awards and the Shenandoah Forum. Supervisors will consider a resolution of endorsement for the Shenandoah County Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The board also will consider a special-use permit requested by Laura Hockman to operate a home-based beauty salon at 339 Cedar Spring Lane, Strasburg, with conditions.

The board plans to go into closed session to discuss the appointment of public officials to serve on the Planning Commission, the Industrial Development Authority and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and to discuss the performance and employment of a specific county employee.

The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Hall council chambers. The commission plans to discuss:

  • Derby Ridge proffers

  • A proposed annexation of 322 Junction Road

  • A special-use permit request for Annie's Kitchen Table

  • A special-use permit for special events requested by Strasburg Aquatics and Recreation LLC
  • Town Council's Public Safety and Recreation Committee meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the Strasburg fire siren.

    Town Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in closed session to discuss the town manager selection process.

    The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The commission plans to discuss a proposed amendment to town code pertaining to off-street parking that would reduce the number of required spaces for retail stores, certain types of restaurants and office or personal service establishments.

    Warren County
    The Board of Supervisors holds a work session on the fiscal 2014 budget at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Government Center caucus room.

    The Development Review Committee meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Government Center caucus room. The committee plans to hear updates on projects such as a hiker hostel on Remount Road, a boarding kennel on Menefee Lane, a maintenance building for Rappahannock Electric Cooperative on Kelley Drive, the Front Royal Christian School on Strasburg Road, and upgrades to the existing Virginia Hills Church on Rockland Road. The panel also plans to hear updates on proposals for an REC power line, a coffee roaster on High Street, the expansion of the Jelly Belly store on Main Street, a plumbing business on South Royal Avenue, rehabilitation of a building on Main Street by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, and a thrift store on Main Street. Panel members also will hear an update on Baked Bagels and More on Main Street.

    The Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail Authority board's transition committee meets at 1 p.m. Thursday in the caucus room of the government center. The full authority board convenes at 2 p.m. Thursday.

    Front Royal
    The Urban Forestry Advisory Commission meets at 5 p.m. Monday in the Town Hall conference room.

    Town Council meets at 7 p.m Monday. Council plans to consider on second readings ordinances to amend the town code pertaining to fence height and safety and to an exemption for sign re-facing. Council will hear reports and approve several proclamations.

    Frederick County
    The Community Policy Management Team meets at 1 p.m. Monday.

    The School Board will hold a work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Board of Supervisors will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Wednesday to discuss revenue recovery or fee for ambulance service. The board plans to hold a work session the fiscal 2014 budget at 6 p.m. followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

    The Conservation Easement Authority meets at 8 a.m. Thursday in the first-floor conference room of the county Government Center, 107 N. Kent St., Winchester. The authority plans to hear updates on conservation easement activity and the business development advancement study.


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

    Stephens City

    The Town Council Finance Committee meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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