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Clifton Forge Town Council Meets Tuesday, April 14, 2021

 
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

TOWN OF CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA

7:00 P.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2021


Via Zoom Following Instructions Below**

*Anyone wishing to join the Zoom meeting should do so by clicking on the link to join. Please remember to mute yourself when you call in.

You will then be prompted to state your name. Any comments received by mail or email will also be addressed during the meeting.

Council will be allowing verbal public comments during the Zoom meetings. Individuals wishing to make verbal public comments will need to notify the Town Manager before 5pm on the day of the meeting. You will be requested to provide your name and telephone number, so you can be identified as the person intending to speak when notified.

     You can still provide written questions and comments. All questions and comments must be submitted no later than 5 PM on the day of the meeting. Anyone wishing to submit a question or comment to be included in the meeting should send their materials to the Town Manager either by mailing to P.O. Box 631, putting in the drop box located in front of Town Hall, or via the email link on the Town’s website by following these instructions:

     •      Go to the Town’s website: www.cliftonforgeva.gov

     •      Click on the “contact” link (last tab at the top of the page)

     •      Fill out the form, choosing Town Manager from the drop-down box then click the “send” button

NOTE: While being conducted as a Zoom meeting, this gathering will be conducted as all regular Council meetings and outside noise interference or disrespectful conduct will not be tolerated. Anyone who violates these directives can and will be muted or removed from the Zoom meeting. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience during this time.

• ONE (1) PUBLIC HEARING: to solicit public input on a sale of land located at 401 West Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge, Va. to Erin Huffman.

• INVOCATION      Teddy Bias, Pastor of First Assembly of God Church

• PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

• CALL TO ORDER

• PRESENTATION BY: Ethan Miller, Ganett Fleming- Dam Renovation project

• CONSENT AGENDA

     •     MINUTES:     Council Meeting of March 9, 2021

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes of March 9, 2021

ACTION ITEMS

     •     DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Code Enforcement

     Police Department      

     Public Works

      Library

     Water Plant

Fire Department

     RECOMMENDATION: Accept reports as written

     •     RESOLUTION FOR BLANKET PROJECT FUNDING COMMITMENT AND FOR BLANKET SIGNATURE AUTHORITY WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the resolution as written

     •     DISCUSSION REGARDING DISPOSITION OF THE OLD STREET SIGNS IN STORAGE DOWN AT PUBLIC WORKS.

     •     Signs need to be designated as surplus items.

     •     Give away or sell the signs

     •     If selling, need to set the price per sign

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the motion to dispose of the old street signs.

     •     ADOPTION OF COUNTY WATER RATE

The calculation of the water rate for sale of water to Alleghany County has been completed. Based upon their proportionate use of the system, the County’s rate will be $3.62 per 1,000 gallons and $1.20 per 1,000 gallons peak flow rate of 421,000 gallons per day effective July 1, 2021.

          RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proposed County water rate

     •     VOTE ON SALE OF PROPERTY TO ERIN HUFFMAN

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the sale of the property

     •     VOTE TO NAME NEW PAVILLION AT WASHINGTON PARK IN HONOR OF THE LATE REV. MATTHEW T. BARNETTE AS REQUESTED BY FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON PARK.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve to name the pavilion after Rev. Matthew T. Barnette

     •     VOTE TO RE-APPOINT INDIVIDUALS TO THE VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

     •     Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)

Richard Deaton

Brantley Miller

     •     Economic Development Authority (EDA)

Brandon Caldwell (re-appoint) 10/31/2020

     •     Planning Commission

Pam Irvine (re-appoint) 4/30/2021

Diana K. Smith (re-appoint) 4/30/2021

John Riley (re-appoint) 4/30/2021

     RECOMMENDATION: Approve board and committee letters to fill vacant seats

     •     VOTE TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS BEGINNING WITH THE MAY 11, 2021 COUNCIL MEETING

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in-person meetings beginning 5/11/2021

     •      INFORMATION

     •      TOWN MANAGER’S COMMENTS

     •      DISCUSSION OF TOWN COUNCIL’S GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR THE 2021-2022 YEAR

     •     COUNCIL COMMENTS

     •     CLOSED SESSION

     •     CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.2-3711 REAL ESTATE BASED UPON CODE SECTION A:3.

     •     CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 2.2-3711 PERSONNEL BASED UPON CODE SECTION A:1

• ADJOURN MEETING

 
 
 

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