Meetings and Notices for June 28

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

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 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.