The following offices will be closed on Wednesday (July 4) in observance of Independence Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank, Washington; BB&T, Flint Hill; Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers; U.S. Postal Service; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation services; and the Rappahannock News, where early deadlines are also in effect for the July 5 edition; all items for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. this Friday (July 29).
Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. (for a public hearing) on Monday (July 2) at the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Tax Relief for the Elderly and Handicapped Program; Regional General Reassessment Project; Hazard Mitigation Plan Adoption; update on RSW Regional Jail financing; rural rustic road designation, Aaron Mountain Road (Route 622); donation form in tax bills; admissions tax; insurance coverages; employee health insurance work group; appointments to Water and Sewer Authority, Farmland Protection Committee, Recreational Facilities Authority; Haskell, Krebser and Thornton River Agricultural and Forestal Districts renewals (7 p.m.).
Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday (July 5) at the courthouse on Gay Street.
The Town of Washington’s regularly scheduled July 9 council meeting has been moved to Monday, July 16, when the Town Council and the Planning Commission will hold a work session at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to review the draft Comprehensive Plan. The Town Council meeting will immediately follow the work session. A copy the draft Comprehensive Plan is available at Town Hall or by email request to town clerk Laura Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town Council is accepting letters of interest from those may wish to fill the council vacancy left by the late Gene Leggett. Letters are due by 3 p.m. Friday, July 6. Please mail to Town of Washington, PO Box 7, Washington, VA 22747, or email to Laura Dodd at email@example.com. Applications should include a written statement of vision and why the applicant wants to become a member of the Washington Town Council. The council intends to make this appointment on July 16.
Flint Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue is seeking contestants for: Little Mister (ages 1-6), Tiny Miss (ages 1-4), Little Miss (ages 5-8), Junior Miss (ages 9-12) and Miss Honorary Fire Chief (ages 13-16) for its annual carnival Aug. 1-4. (Parade is Friday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m.) Contestants will be selling raffle tickets for cash prize and heifer. For more information, call Karen Williams at 540-636-4673.