Council meets to discuss signs, tourism council

The Mount Jackson Town Council met Tuesday in a brief session to discuss a new historical marker for the town and to recommend a new member for the Shenandoah Tourism Council.

During the meeting, an employee of the town museum requested that council allocate funds for a historical marker for the town. The sign will cost $1,630, and potentially another $175 for installation.

Council voted 5-0 to allocate the funds from the town’s motel and lodging tax fund, which is designed to be used for tourist-related activities, according to councilman Rod Shepherd.

Following the meeting, town representatives need to apply for the sign through the state. The application is due in December, and approval and payment would take place in the spring of 2017.

Council also voted to appoint Bob Luse to the Shenandoah County Tourism Council to fill the unexpired term of his late wife, Betty Luse.

The vote passed 5-0, and the recommendation will be approved or denied by the Tourism Council before it’s finalized.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com.