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Public meetings for March 11-15


By Alex Bridges

The following public meetings are scheduled this week:

Shenandoah County

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

The Board of Supervisors holds a work session at 5 p.m. Thursday. The board plans to discuss the scope of services for the county administrator search performed by consulting firm Springsted Inc. The board also plans to discuss general fund revenues and proposed capital spending for fiscal 2014.

The Conservation Easement Authority meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The authority plans to discuss a proposal from the Valley Conservation Council for collaboration on outreach to agricultural and forestall district landowners. They plan to hear a briefing on the Board of Supervisors role in the county easement program. The authority will consider a proposal for easements on the Hawkins Farm. They will hear an update on the Vance Farm easement and consider option for preserving the knob near Mount Jackson.

Edinburg

Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council plans to consider:

  • Renewal of the Local Choice Health Benefits Program for July 2013-June 2014

  • A resolution recognizing the impact of national service and declaring April 9 as Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

  • A request from St. John's United Methodist Church to establish a second handicap parking spot on Piccadilly Street

  • A proposal from certified public accountant Mary Earhart to provide accounting services to Edinburg in preparation for the annual audit
  • Mount Jackson

    Mayor Joseph A. Williams holds an open-door meeting at noon Tuesday. Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Strasburg

    Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Council plans to give recognitions to Celilia McGough for her discovery of a pulsar and to Kent Cadle and Nic Campbell as state wrestling champions. Council also may take action on the Strasburg Downtown Plan and tax write-offs for 2007.

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

    Woodstock

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

    The Town Council Finance Committee holds a work session on the fiscal 2014 budget at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Planning Commission room of the municipal building.

    Warren County

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

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

    The Board of Supervisors holds a work session on the fiscal 2014 budget at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The board plans to discuss the county's proposed budget and potential reductions, spending plans for the sanitary districts, the fee and tax schedule, the Virginia Retirement System and the proposed budget request from the school system.

    The Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The commission plans to hold public hearings on:

  • A request from Elizabeth and Scott Jenkins to add a definition of "hiker hostel" to the county zoning ordinance, include it in the supplemental regulations and amend the code to identify such as permitted by conditional-use permit.

  • 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 boarding kennel at 380 Menefee Lane

  • A request to amend the zoning ordinance to add definitions and standards within floodplain districts and dam-break inundation areas; to require the issuance of permits for development in such areas; to provide factors and conditions for variances to the terms of the ordinance; and to conform to requirements for the federal flood insurance program. The request also seeks to amend the code to prohibit parking and storing 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. Council plans to hold public hearings on:

  • A real estate tax rate of 12 cents per $100 of assessed value for fiscal 2014, which represents a one-cent increase over the current year's levy; keeping the current personal property tax rate of 64 cents per $100 of assessed value; a reduction in the personal property tax relief from 70 percent to 67 percent per qualifying vehicle

  • An exemption to allow the reuse of existing commercial and industrial property without having to comply with current parking improvements as the zoning administrator may require

  • Proposed changes to the town code to clarify requirements for home occupations. Changes also include the elimination of the specific area restriction for interior storage and to allow signs for home occupations not located in a residential district
  • 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 meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The board plans to consider a waiver from public road frontage requirements requested by 300N LLC for the Blue Ridge Hospice site on Winchester Drive; and to discuss private streets in the residential recreational community district.

    The Code and Ordinance Committee meets at 3 p.m. Thursday.

    Middletown

    Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday

    Stephens City
    The Planning Commission holds a work session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

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


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