Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540/735-1975.
Summer break ends for county supervisors, busy Tuesday planned
The agenda is up for Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. It’s been awhile since everyone has been in the board chambers — not since July 3.
Here are a few things to look for, in no specific order:
A logo for the 350th: The committee planning Stafford’s upcoming anniversary has submitted a round logo for board approval, showing a colonial boy an outline of the county, with an American flag in the background. The group, which has 150 volunteers, has planned a range of community events for 2014, including a parade, July 4 event, First Night, dance, among others. The county also set up a special reserve fund for donations to the year-long celebration. The logo approval is listed on the consent agenda.
Public safety memorial: Stafford supervisors may donate $20,000 to the Virginia Public Safety Memorial in honor of two fire and rescue staff. The sheriff’s department already donated $20,000 to recognize two fallen law enforcement officers, from its seized assets fund. Sheriff Charles Jett presented the donation when Gov. McDonnell ceremonially signed legislation in Stafford. In 1956, John “Garnett” Sullivan died on the job, two days before his wedding. He was a member of the Falmouth Volunteer Fireman’s Association. In 1998, Israel Rodriguez lost his life while assisting victims during a rain storm. He was a member of the Rockhill Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Mountain View Road project: Supervisors will consider condemnation and quick-take powers for easements related to the road project. Public hearings were previously held.
Virtual county museum: Plans for starting Stafford’s museum online are moving forward, as supervisors will likely appropriate $93,000 to the project. Funds are from savings in the England Run Library project.
Armed services memorial commission: What do you think of the three-member group’s proposed vision statement? Supervisors will discuss.
Radio maintenance: The board will likely approve a renewal contract for the annual maintenance to its radio communications system, put in place in December 2010. The county already budgeted the $632,000 for Motorola Services. This is on the consent agenda.
Courthouse archaeological site: Check out what was uncovered in front of the current courthouse — the county’s 1783 courthouse. Supervisors will tour the site at 5 p.m. Here’s the story I did about the discover earlier this summer.
Four public hearings at 7 p.m. include: revised proffers for a towing business off U.S. 17, conditional use permits for the height of the Stafford High School rebuild and lights at Chichester Park, and to vacate an easement.
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