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The letter of the law
The Historic Preservation Task Force’s discussion of what it takes to get a building torn down in Fredericksburg’s Historic District was put on hold last night by the state’s open meetings law.
Official notice of the meeting went out via e-mail at 10:00 the morning of the meeting. But state law requires three days’ notice of meetings of any public body.
After City Attorney Kathleen Dooley pointed this out to the group, its members decided not to knowingly violate the law.
They’ll pick up their discussions, which will include walking through the process by which the Architectural Review Board denied, and then the City Council granted, permission to demolish a house at 105 Lafayette Blvd., on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., on the second floor of City Hall.