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Clifton Forge Town Council Meets Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 
COUNCIL AGENDA

TOWN OF CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA

7:00 P.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018

CLIFTON FORGE TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS

547 MAIN STREET


• INVOCATION

• CALL TO ORDER

• PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

• PRESENTATIONS:

- Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeo—Sergeant, Chris Fisher

- Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center—Nancy Newhard, Director

- “Hickory Avenue” Wetland—Michael Hayslett

- Boutique Hotel Project—Dr. Don Roberts, Downtown Investment Group

• CONSENT AGENDA

• MINUTES      Council Meeting March 13, 2018

• RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes of March 13, 2018

A• CTION ITEMS

-DEPARTMENT REPORTS     

     Police Department

     Public Library

     Public Works Department

     Water Treatment Plant

     Fire Department                    

          RECOMMENDATION: Accept reports as written

• NEW HEALTH INSURANCE RATES

The Town currently offers employee health insurance coverage through The Local Choice (TLC) program. The Town has been a member of TLC since the inception of the program 1992. TLC pools small localities across the state and offers the group competitive plans, rate adjustments below the industry average and value-added features. These advantages, combined with protections through the share risk pool, offers financial stability and access to the same statewide providers available to state employees.

The Town’s rates for fiscal year 2018-2019 will increase by 9.4% for the Key Advantage 250 comprehensive plan. The Town currently pays for employee coverage only for the Key Advantage 250 comprehensive plan. If the employee elects to have Key Advantage Expanded, dual or family coverage, they must pay the cost difference. The cost for single coverage, Key Advantage 250 plan, will increase from $666 to $729 per month. This will equate to approximately a net increase of $32,500 for the next fiscal year.

Each year, the Council must approve the new rates to ensure the Town’s continued participation in the Local Choice Health Plan.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Town’s Anthem health insurance rates for fiscal year 2018-2019 and continue paying the full cost of the employee only coverage for the Key Advantage 250 Comprehensive Plan.

• REQUEST FROM CLIFTON FORGE MAIN STREET FOR PERMISSION TO CLOSE CHURCH STREET BETWEEN JEFFERSON AND COMMERCIAL ON MAY 19, 2018 TO HELP FACILITATE THE FINISH LINE OF THE TRIATHLON AT THE AMPHITHEATRE.

          RECOMMENDATION: Grant request

• REQUEST FROM CLIFTON FORGE MAIN STREET FOR STREET CLOSURE AND USE OF “THE JUNGLE” FOR HERITAGE DAY

     Clifton Forge Main Street, along with the Heritage Day Committee, is requesting permission to have Church Street, between Commercial and Jefferson, closed from 9 AM – 5:30 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the      Heritage Day event. They are also asking permission to use the area referred to as “The Jungle” from 9 AM – 5:30 PM, with the understanding that they will not block the walking trail and any “debris” will be cleaned up after the event.

          RECOMMENDATION: Grant requests

• REQUEST FROM THE LIBRARY FOR EXTENDED HOURS FOR THE HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL

     Mike Barnes, Library Director, would like to request approval of an extension of normal Library hours to 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

          RECOMMENDATION: Grant request



• MANAGER’S COMMENTS

• UPCOMING EVENTS

-CLIFTON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018, 11 AM – NOON

ELIZABETH CATTE (AUTHOR)—MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018, 6 PM

CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTH—SELECTIONS BY LOCAL WRITERS-THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 6 PM

-CLIFTON FORGE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

HAMMER IN—A GATHERING OF BLACKSMITHS—SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 10 AM – 3 PM

WIL MARING & ROBERT BOWLIN—THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018, 7 PM

JAMMIN AT THE MILL—FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018, 7 PM

- MASONIC THEATRE

TOUR THE MASONIC—SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 11 AM

A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE AT THE VIRGINIA OPRY—SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 8 PM

“THE QUEBE SISTERS”—SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 7:30 PM

• PUBLIC COMMENTS

• COUNCIL COMMENTS
 
 
 

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