Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
Folks, the VRE Summit is this week and I’ve gotten a decent amount of e-mails but most are not questions; they are venting and opinions. If you want to know something about VRE then you need to e-mail a specific question. Tomorrow, I will be working on a story that explains how the forum will operate. The good news I will report now is:
- The forum will be video taped. Supervisor Jerry Logan actually paid to have it video taped out of his own pocket, and I will give you a hint: it cost more than my kayak did.
- Aimee Mann, the Board of Supervisors’ clerk, will be taking minutes so that every question asked and the answer is logged. This will be available to anyone (Larry, this is what you wanted, so send me some darn questions).
- After all written questions are answered, the mic will be open for additional questions, but there will be a very strict time limit to it. Ask your question and then have a seat for the answer. If the question is avoided, hopefully a moderate makes sure it gets answered.
- There is no time limit. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and there is to specific ending time. Folks, please don’t keep me there too late. I do have to write a story. Come prepared with your questions or send them to me ASAP. This is the only chance you have to do this.
If supervisors do decide to take a vote, it will likely be in August. Now, keep in mind that the vote is only to schedule a public hearing. That’s when you get your three minutes to express your OPINIONS. The forum is to ask questions. So, if supervisors in August take a VRE vote, it will be to have a public hearing and an official vote on whether to join VRE for the first time in the history of its existence will come after the public hearing.