Meetings and Notices for March 1

At 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 1), the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

At 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at the Rappahannock County courthouse with an agenda that includes: Wes Clark-Robinson Farmer, Cox, Assoc. FY 2011 audited financial statements; VDOT update on bridge projects; tourism report; high school HVAC and window replacement project award; community action program update; polling place, Stonewall-Hawthorne District; adoption of county administrator’s contract; Amy Burnett, 4-H Community Club check presentation; meals and lodging revenue collection and reporting; Route 729/Richmond Road safety improvements; Constitution Day declaration; emergency open burning restriction Feb. 24-26; asset forfeiture for scanner purchase; first Comprehensive Plan forum in Chester Gap March 21. There is no 7 p.m. session.

A School Board Budget Public Hearing is 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Rappahannock County High School auditorium for public comments on the proposed 2012-2013 school budget. The School Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting immediately following the public hearing.

The deadline for the eighth annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour, sponsored Nov. 3-4 by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC), is March 31 for all new artists and returning open studio hosts and galleries to contact Robert Ballard at 540-675-1411 (or Robert@rhballard.com) or Nancy Raines at 540-937-5693 (or nanhraines@gmail.com) if you are interested in participating. Artists wishing to host an open studio will be scheduled for visits April 2-13.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Culpeper Chapter #73 invites the students of Rappahannock County to participate in its annual essay contest. Public, private and home-schooled students are encouraged to enter. Prizes, awarded in six grade categories spanning first through 12th grade, are $50 (first-place) $35 and $25. If you have an interest in history, essay rules and checklist can be found at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. Entry deadline is April 6, 2012. For details, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or strmrgr@copper.net.

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