Meetings and notices for Oct. 28

The Town Council of the Town of Washington voted to move its regularly scheduled Council meeting on Nov. 8 to Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

On Monday, Nov. 1, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors will meet at 2 p. m. for a public meeting at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street. There will not be a meeting at 7 p.m. Highlights include: Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District; economic recovery advisory committee; use value taxation; open space category; Department of Justice board of elections review “bailout;” visitors center usage; E-911 address sign “number” ordinance; Headwaters’ proposed after-school program; VCE blueprint for the future; budget amendment; auditor of public account’s letter re: sheriff’s office; Roberta Anderson’s term on RRCSB expires on Dec. 31 and is not eligible for reappointment; Ruth Kiger’s term on the social services board expires on Nov. 5; October building permit report; notice of Shenandoah National Park 75th anniversary event Nov. 5 at McCormick Gap; inaugural event at the Inn at Little Washington on Nov. 21; commemorative print for the 75th by Kevin Adams; budget amendment public hearing (5 p.m.) school budget amendment (“October Appropriations”) and for the closed session, a discussion/negotiation of real estate.

The Town of Washington is seeking letters of interest from residents who wish to be considered for nomination to the Planning Commission or the Architectural Review Board. The Town Council will consider these appointments on Nov. 15. Letters of interest will be accepted at Town Hall, 485 Gay St., Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or faxed to 540-675-1742 or e-mailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 7, Washington, VA, 22747. All letters of interest must be received by close of business on Nov. 12.

There being no business to come before it, and after consultation with the chair, the regular October meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) has been canceled.

Land Use Revalidation forms are due by Nov. 1. If you have any questions please call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-675-5370.

Wreaths, garlands and centerpieces ordered in advance from the Garden Club to provide scholarships for local children attending nature camps and other programs can be picked up at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Washington Firehouse Call Fawn Evenson at 540-675-1424 for a copy of this year’s brochure of offerings.

Rappahannock County tax bills for 2010 have been mailed and must be paid or postmarked on or before Dec. 5, to avoid penalty. Failure to receive a bill through the mail does not relieve the taxpayer of any additional charges that will accrue under law for failure to pay within the prescribed time. Treasurer’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call Frances A. Foster, treasurer, 540-675-5360.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s artisans market during the Christmas in Little Washington festival on Sunday, Dec. 5, contact Kim Nelson at or Kevin Adams at to apply for space or call 540-675-3288. Please include a representative photo and description of the type of work you would like to sell. The annual artisans market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations — RAAC Community Theater and Town Hall. There is a $35 fee to participate, payable when you are notified of acceptance. Applications are accepted until the markets are full. Participating artisans are showing handmade baskets, iron work, stained glass, pottery and jewelry.

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