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Coming next week
I won’t be posting here tomorrow, so here’s the lineup for next week:
Monday – The School Board will hold a public hearing on its proposed budget for next year. This budget includes 2 percent raises for school employees. Here‘s some background. Here‘s this year’s budget, if you’re interested. The schools budget could change dramatically after March 9, when City Manager Beverly Cameron releases his proposed budget.
Tuesday - 7 p.m. is the filing deadline for potential City Council and School Board candidates. So far, Ward 1 incumbent Brad Ellis and Ward 2 incumbent George Solley are the only two who have announced intentions to run and have been seen collecting signatures for their candidate petitions. Today, Ward 3 resident and local developer Kris Angstadt said he has picked up a candidate packet, and is considering a run, but hasn’t committed quite yet. Ward 4 incumbent Hashmel Turner had indicated earlier that he was ready to retire, but he said last week that he may run again, as he has found no candidate to run in Ward 4. If there’s someone out there running who isn’t on this list, please give me a call.
Thursday – If funding for the complete project becomes available, the city could build a trail that connects the two ends of the Canal Path (Right now, the city has a federal grant to cover half of the $1 million project cost.). City officials will hold an informational meeting on the Rappahannock River Heritage Trail from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the meeting room in the former Maury School, which is on Barton Street. Look for more on this in Tuesday’s City & Spotsy Extra section.