Public meetings, July 15-19

The following public meetings are scheduled this week:

Shenandoah County

The Tourism Council meets at noon Tuesday in the Woodstock Café, 117 S. Main St.

New Market

Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Council will consider amendments to the current fiscal budget to decrease connection fees for water and sewer service, and to reflect a spending increase in the utility fund for the installation of larger pipes to the Eagles club facility. Council also plans to consider requests of the New Market Area Chamber of Commerce concerning the 2013 Route 11 Yard Crawl and the 2013 Heritage Days Festival. The chamber has requested that it use the town’s public parking lot on Congress Street for vendors in the Yard Crawl between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 10. The chamber has asked to use the municipal lot for food and craft vendors during the Heritage Days Festival on Sept. 28 and 29; sidewalks near the intersection of Va. 211 and Congress Street; and other requests for in-kind aid.

The Public Safety and Recreation Committee meets at 10 a.m. Monday. The committee plans to hear an overview from police Chief Tim Sutherly on Public Safety Day, which is scheduled for Aug. 6. The committee also plans to discuss maintenance and upgrades to tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and the park.

Town Council holds a work session at 7 p.m. Monday. Council plans to discuss views and vision for economic development in Strasburg. Council will hear from Kimberly Murray, economic development and planning manager for the town.

The Water and Sewer Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Planning Commission Room of the municipal offices, 135 N. Main St. The committee plans to discuss an analysis of alternatives for the West End Reservoir Dam.

The Tourism and Economic Development Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The committee plans to discuss lighting and graphics for the West North Street water tower.

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

  • The Warren County Comprehensive Plan update
  • A conditional-use permit for a boarding kennel to Karin Bakken
  • A conditional-use permit for a boarding kennel to David Lynders
  • Supervisors plan to meet in closed session to discuss personnel matters regarding the salaries of the county administrator and county attorney; appointments to the Fauquier Housing Indoor Plumbing Rehabilitation Board and the Front Royal-Warren County Airport Commission; and legal matters pertaining to the U.S. 340-522 North Corridor.

    The liaison committee of the Front Royal Town Council and the Board of Supervisors meets at 6 p.m. Thursday in the caucus room of the county government center.

    Front Royal
    Town Council holds a work session at 7 p.m. Monday. Council plans to discuss net metering as a service for electricity customers to invest in renewable energy facilities, an update on a bid for manhole lining and potential award to Pennoni Associates Inc. to design the Leach Run Parkway. Council also plans to meet in closed session to consult with legal counsel on annexation.

    The Planning Commission holds a work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The commission plans to receive updates on the town “visioning” project, including the envisionfrontroyal website, public workshops and outreach efforts. The panel also plans to continue its discussion of the Front Royal Limited Partnership’s annexation petition and hear updates on a North Shenandoah Avenue restaurant and the Leach Run Parkway project. The commission will review a draft amendment to the town code pertaining to height and setback requirements for wireless telecommunication towers and updates to the ordinances on subdivisions, landscaping and zoning.

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

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

    • A conditional-use permit requested by Verizon Wireless and the Bertha McIlwee Trust to install a 195-foot communications tower and equipment shelter at 2250 Back Mountain Road
    • A revision to the requirements under a previously issued, conditional-use permit for an in-home family daycare facility at 110 O’Brien’s Circle in Shenandoah Hills. The request is to increase the number of children under care allowed in the facility.
    • An amendment to the 2013-2014 Capital Improvement Plan to add a new county school board and administration building in the Urban Development Area
    • A revision to the county zoning ordinance to include standards for temporary family health care structures as a permitted use in the residential performance district

    The commission will hold a public meeting to discuss a proposed revision to the master development plan for Shenandoah, a project bordered by U.S. 522 South, Va. 277 and Hudson Hollow Road in the Opequon Magisterial District.