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Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

June 24, 2020

A quick wrap-up of actions from this week's Board of Supervisors meeting.
Post Date:06/26/2020 4:31 PM

Here are some highlights from the June 24, 2020, Board of Supervisors meeting. You can watch the video of the meeting on Facebook.  

The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment that would increase the courtroom security costs from $10.00 to $20.00 in district and circuit courts when a defendant is found guilty of a violation.

After a public hearing, the Board passed a noise control ordinance amendment, which included new restrictions on amplified noise with the time of enforcement for all other noise violations expanding from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

The Board voted to adopt the Stuarts Draft Small Area Plan into the Augusta County Comprehensive Plan.

Relief funding for the school cafeteria fund in the amount of $160,000 was approved to cover the additional expenditures due to meals that were prepared and distributed to families because of COVID-19. This amount will be taken from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES) Act monies received on June 1 from the state.

A playground for Craigsville Elementary School will receive funding for $44,256, which will come from both the Pastures infrastructure and the Pastures parks and rec infrastructure funds.

The Board approved funding for the Fire-Rescue Grant Fund to fulfill equipment requests from the volunteer stations at Dooms, Deerfield, and Mt. Solon.

The Board agreed to a request for a 15-month extension of the Shamrock Farms Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund performance agreement.

The Board voted to allocate $200,000 of the CARES Act federal funding to the Economic Development Authority for COVID-19 relief to small businesses. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made available to eligible Augusta County businesses. Businesses can learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply online at https://www.augustavabusiness.com/facts-figures/covid-19/.

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