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Public meetings for March 18-22

By Alex Bridges

The following public meeting are scheduled this week:

Shenandoah County
The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday at Woodstock Café, 117 S. Main St., Woodstock. The council plans to discuss the Gardens, Galleries and Grapes event, updates on the Artisan Trail, the website and the visitor guide as well as new advertising for the summer.

The Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Members plan to review actions by the Board of Supervisors in January and February and then to discuss proposed edits to chapter 3 of the Comprehensive Plan.

The Board of Supervisors holds a work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The board plans to consider appointing an acting county administrator. Supervisors also plan to continue their discussion of the fiscal 2014 budget with a focus on outside agencies, parks and recreation, public works, community development, voter registration and the sanitary districts.

The Water Resources Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. Thursday. The panel plans to see a presentation on a timeline for the creation of a stormwater ordinance and discuss an overview of runoff control from development, as well as look at options for a stormwater ordinance package.

Strasburg
Town Council holds a work session at 7 p.m. Monday. Council plans to hear a presentation by staff of scenarios and information on the fiscal 2014 budget.

Woodstock

The Street Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday and plans to discuss dilapidated structures and a proposed handicapped parking space on South Main Street.

The Finance Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday. The panel plans to consider repairs and improvements to W.O. Riley Park, a request for funds from the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival and an emergency ordinance to amend town code pertaining to real estate tax exemptions for the elderly and disabled.

The Economic Development Authority meets at 7 p.m. Monday. The Bridgewater Retirement Home has asked the authority to serve as the vehicle in its effort to borrow $27 million for an expansion project. The retirement home has requested that it borrow $7 million through Woodstock and $10 million each through Broadway and Bridgewater.

Warren County
The Board of Supervisors meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The board plans to hold public hearings at 7:30 p.m. on:

  • A proposed lease of property at 380 Menefee Lane to Tamara West for a boarding kennel

  • A proposed ordinance to amend the county code to allow removal and disposition of any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer illegally parked in violation of posted signs on any public highway or property.


  • The board plans to hold a closed session to discuss legal matters pertaining to the Route 340/522 North Corridor.

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

    The Department of Social Services Advisory Board meets at 4 p.m. Thursday at 912 Warren Ave.

    Front Royal
    The town holds an open house for the new administration building at 102 E. Main St. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Town Council and officials will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building at 6:30 p.m.

    Town Council holds a work session at 7 p.m. Monday. Council plans to discuss:

  • Urban tree planting and constructed soil

  • Appalachian Trail phone application

  • A draft of the visitor's guide

  • The American Municipal Power Eastlake Peaking Project

  • Membership with Blue Ridge Power

  • An update on the local collector road

  • A visioning contract

  • Expiring terms on the Board of Zoning Appeals

  • An exemption to the federal Hatch Act pertaining to residents seeking public office

  • Train issues

  • McKay property artifacts

  • The proposed community development resource officer

  • Council plans to meet in closed session to receive consultation from the town attorney on annexation

  • The Town and County Liaison Committee meets at 6 p.m. Thursday. The panel plans to discuss:

  • A grading and drainage proposal for the Catlett Mountain Landfill

  • A software package for building inspections

  • A request for proposals for the Leach Run Parkway project

  • Locations for a park-and-ride lot

  • A historical investigation of the McKay property

  • A Route 340/522 North Corridor Committee

  • The Front Royal Limited Partnership annexation proposal

  • Designation under the Hatch Act as exempted from rules prohibiting federal workers from participating in local, partisan elections

  • Funding of the Front Royal Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department

  • Frederick County
    The Agricultural District Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday

    The Social Services Board meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

    The Handley Regional Library Board meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Frederick County Sanitation Authority meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Historic Resources Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday

    The Frederick County School Board holds a work session at 6 p.m. followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    The Board of Supervisors Finance Committee meets at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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

    The Tourism Board meets at 8 a.m. Thursday.

    The Winchester Regional Airport Authority meets at 5 p.m. Thursday.

    Middletown

    Town Council committees meet beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

    Stephens City

    The Historic Preservation Commission meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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

    The Public Safety Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday.


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