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Morning Buzz – Dec. 16, 2010

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With a request for courts plans out on the street, Council members have another meeting on the topic scheduled for their return from holiday break (no more meetings this year). They’ll be meeting with Judge Gordon Willis in the historic Circuit Courthouse on Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Council members held a closed session earlier this fall to talk about the security shortcomings of this courthouse.

I had been trying to ignore all talk of snow, because I am still in denial that it is winter again. But I had to check the forecast last night and was a little depressed to see a 100 percent chance of snow today, with accumulation of 2 to 4 inches, predicted by the National Weather Service. Our weather blogger, Chris White, has more specifics, but on the bright side, he says a storm this weekend looks like it might miss us. I sure hope so, because I’d hate to celebrate the anniversary of last year’s first blizzard by shoveling my sidewalk. Now is probably a good time to double-check your subscription settings with Fredericksburg Alert to make sure you get the snow alerts you need.


  • Matthew Kelly

    Judge Willis sets a date for a meeting and the Council doesn’t hesitate to accept. City residents, who will have to pay for new court facilities, have asked for a public meeting to discuss the impacts of this project on city services, priorities, and taxes, and are still waiting. For years.

    Did the Council ask the Judge Willis the reason for this meeting before accepting? If so, could either Council or Judge Willis enlighten the public on the purpose? Up till now Judge Willis has refused to publically comment on the Court project. Is this changing or is the Council going for another lecture?

  • Muttley

    Will there be raquetball courts in the new court complex?