Meetings and notices

On Thursday, Sept. 9 the Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) will meet at 7:30 p.m., in the Town Hall on Gay Street. Highlights from the agenda include: County of Rappahannock, by John McCarthy, replace previously approved temporary pre-fab structure with permanent brick radio equipment structure to match new jail addition. Structure to be built near the base of the radio tower behind Sheriff’s Office (383 Porter Street).

The Town of Washington will hold its regularly scheduled Town Council meeting on Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include: consideration of a special use application by Wooten/Ray to operate a Tourist Home; a wastewater update; authorization of a joint public hearing of the Town Council and the Planning Commission to amend article 13, the Historic District Ordinance; signage for Oct. 11; consideration of a new ARB application form, and the announcement of a Planning Commission vacancy.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15 the Rappahannock County Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the county courthouse on Gay Street. Highlights on the agenda include: Miller bed and breakfast; Poe brothers tourist home; and the building permit report.

The Amissville Ruritan Club will be collecting canned goods for the Rappahannock Food Pantry from 9 to 2 Saturday, Sept. 11 at Hackley’s Store, U.S. 211 and Viewtown Road in Amissville. For more information call Elizabeth Streagle at 540-522-9100.

Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue is looking for men and women to join the fire department. No experience is needed, training provided. Company 9 is in need of people who want to serve their community by helping with fundraisers, running calls, assisting the public and more. Call Stephanie Crawford at 540-635-5091 for more information. See a Chester Gap Fire Department member to apply or pick up an application at The Chester Gap Store. Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.

The administrative office of Piedmont Regional Adult and Continuing Education Programs, which serves Rappahannock County, has moved to the Culpeper Annex Building in Culpeper. Adult education offers GED classes in the evening. Contact Piedmont Regional Adult Education at 540-829-9914 to register for adult education classes. The regional GED testing center has moved to the Culpeper Annex Building as well. This year adult education managed to secure a grant for GED first time test takers. You do not have to be in an adult education program to qualify for a free GED test but you do have to be over the age of 18 years. You do not have to take the entire test at one time. Contact Piedmont Regional Adult Education for more information at 540-829-9914.

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