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Board of Supervisors Meeting 9/11/19 Recap
Recap of 9/11/19 meeting
The BOS approved the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board’s Chief Elected Officials Consortium Agreement which will allow Augusta County (AC) to participate in a regional cooperative group of jurisdictions to strengthen workforce development. The consortium consists of Augusta County, Bath County, Buena Vista, Clarke County, Frederick Country, Harrisonburg, Highland County, Lexington, Page County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Staunton, Warren County, Waynesboro, and Winchester.
MATTERS BY THE PUBLIC
Mr. Robert Colgan came before the board to request that the noise ordinance be considered for change and offered research from other localities to assist the ordinance committee in their discussion
Mr. Steve Morris thanked Dr. Pattie for 8 years of service and for voting for approval of career firefighters at Mt Solon. Morris asked for support of additional fire and EMS in the western part of the county.
Ms. Robin Hawks asked that information be shared with Augusta County’s citizens and commented that the citizens are the Board’s partners. Ms. Hawks commented that BOS minutes are not on the website for BOS and staff meetings. She asked that the meeting minutes be posted in a more timely manner. Ms. Hawks commented that the tax payers need more information on the courthouse project and that the website should have more information. Ms. Hawks asked that the agenda state why the BOS are going into closed session and that closed sessions be limited.
Ray Burkholder from Balzer and Associates requested the ordinance committee to review Section 25-384.E.4 requiring setbacks at 100 feet. He asked that setbacks apply to non-industrial borders. The board voted to allow the ordinance committee to review.
ON THE AGENDA
The BOS voted on a Concurrence Resolution for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport Commission’s financing related to the proposed construction of aircraft hangars and fuel storage facilities at SHD.
The BOS approved the funding request for 50% match of VDOT’s construction estimate for the drainage project on Robin Lane (Route 1802). The funding will come from the North River infrastructure account not to exceed $18,700.
Minutes for regular meeting on June 12, 2019 and staff briefing on July 22 were approved. Claims paid since August 1, 2019 were approved as well.
MATTERS BY THE BOARD
Dr. Pattie brought up that a citizen would like to divide his property, however he is limited to one driveway entrance due to being located in the Urban Service Area. Dr. Pattie made a motion to have the ordinance committee review the ordinance to see if any changes can be made. Dr. Pattie agreed with the public comment about minutes being updated and that updated courthouse information should be added to website.
Ms. Bragg mentioned NIBCO’s 50th anniversary celebration on Sept 12 and that the Sept 11 presentation was appreciated.
Mr. Coleman mentioned there is an upcoming stakeholders meeting for Lifecore at Valley Career and technical center.
Ms. Carter thanked Mr. Colgan for coming and Mr. Johnson for his invocation. She recently attended several meetings: a Harrisonburg listening session with the Governor and a broadband meeting. She mentioned there are many localities vying for grants. She commended the Churchville Fire Department for their service to Augusta County.
Mr. Shull commended first responders and offered 911 remembrance. He indicated that the Central Shenandoah EMS Council has recently hired a part time EMS instructor. Mr. Shull asked about the County ALS trainer position and how that may be impacted by this new part time position.
MATTERS BY THE STAFF
The annual Boards and commissions dinner is September 17. The Virginia Association of Counties Region 9 meeting will be held on September 19.
Mr. Fitzgerald asked the BOS to allow the chairman to write a letter in support of $100 million to assist Virginia’s agriculture cost–share program and to allocate $80 million for storm water local assistance funding grants in the next state budget.
BOS voted to allow the letter to be sent.
Saturday September 14 is hazardous waste day.
The board appointed the following citizens to the Solar Committee:
- Nancy Sorrells
- Mike Moneymaker
- Susan Byerly
- Charlie Burton
- Paula Figgatt