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The kickoff meeting for what is hoped will be a revived town-gown committee to deal with issues that arise between city residents and the University of Mary Washington is still on for next Tuesday.

It will be at noon on May 1 in UMW’s Jepson Alumni Executive Center on Hanover Street, according to College Heights Civic Association President Clyde Matthews. 

Expected attendees include Mayor Tom Tomzak, Acting University President Richard Hurley, the chiefs of police for the city and university, City Council members Matt Kelly and George Solley, student leaders and representatives from the five civic associations that surround the university. Those are the College Heights Civic Association, the College Terrace Civic Assotiation, the Maury Neighborhoods Association, the College Hills Homeowners’ Association and the College Hall Homeowners Association.