Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at email@example.com or at 540/735-1975.
What’s on tomorrow’s agenda?
Looks like tomorrow’ll be a pretty busy day for the Board of Supervisors. Here is Tuesday’s agenda, and here are some highlights:
- The public safety committee will discuss the final request for the study on the fire and rescue department, before it goes to the full board.
- The board will continue discussing what to do with UDAs, since the mixed-use high-density developments are no longer state mandated. Here’s what supervisors said about the changes last month. Talk will then go back to the Planning Commission.
- Revised financial policies will likely be approved. Here is the agenda item.
- Updates will be given on parks projects.
- The board will discuss amendments to the county’s travel policy. This statement may be approved: “In the event an employee chooses a voluntary separation of employment and the County has provided professional development, training or seminars, with a total cost, including travel, of $1,000 or more in the preceding 6-month period, the employee will be required to repay the portion of the total cost that exceeds $1,000.” Staff has requested a deferral until June 19 to allow employees to consider the policy change. The policy was already due to be revised, since it was last updated in 2008. But supervisors expressed concerns over county money being used to send the former Fire Chief to a conference in Las Vegas the week of his departure. They later learned that county funds were used to pay for his membership in the organization, but the group had paid for travel and registration for both he and the interim chief.
- A public hearing is scheduled to convey an easement on county property to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.
- A second public hearing is scheduled to consider a revision of certain parks and recreation fees.
- The Clift Farm Quarter rezoning will continue. This has been continued from the public hearing on March 6, that carried over past midnight. The public hearing portion is over, but the applicant will have his time for rebuttal. Here’s the background story.
- Finally, the board will discuss the Virginia code for combining the county and school finance departments, and the status of the fiscal 2012 audit.
As always, I’ll be tweeting and blogging throughout the day. Follow me: @StaffordFLS.