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Pamela Gould reports on City Hall. You can reach her at 540-735-1972 or pgould@freelancestar.com. Robyn Sidersky reports on city schools. You can reach her at 540-374-5413 or rsidersky@freelancestar.com.

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Morning Buzz – Feb. 9, 2010

A daily digest of what’s going on in Fredericksburg, and what news from elsewhere is relevant here. Send suggestions to ebattle@freelancestar.com.

IS IT SPRING YET? The weather forecast gets worse every time I look at it, kind of like North Carolina’s basketball team. A winter storm warning officially starts at noon in our area. Snow is expected to start falling sometime this morning, and will be heaviest tonight and tomorrow morning. A total of 6 to 10 inches could fall. Some people have showed me forecasts that say we could get more than that, but I am going to pretend I didn’t hear that. Wind gusts up to 30 mph are expected as well.

City offices are open today. Schools are closed. FREDericksburg Regional Transit will suspend service at 2:00 pm today in Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties, and will suspend service at 2:30 pm today in the City.  There is no FRED service today in Caroline and King George Counties.

City Council is supposed to meet at 7:30 tonight. On the agenda is a public hearing on new rules that would regulate how big a new house or addition on a city lot can be. There’s a 6 p.m. work session scheduled to talk about a new policy for closing downtown streets for special events. I have not heard anything about weather cancellations, but keep checking back today for more information. 

Don’t forget to clear snow away from the fire hydrant closest to your house, and remember that it’s your responsibility–not the city’s–to clear the sidewalk in front of your property. Oh yeah, and just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean you get a pass from picking up after your dog.

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