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Monday, March 9

The Front Royal Town Council will hold the following Public Hearings in the Warren County Government Center at 220 N Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, VA on Monday, March 9, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm. In the event of inclement weather and the hearings are postponed, it will be held the following Monday in the Front Royal Administration Building, 102 E Main Street.

1) A draft ordinance amendment of Section 175-106.A.9.e, of the Town code, as recommended by the Planning Commission after referral by Town Council, and referred to under the title "Sandwich Board Signs." The draft would allow for the Zoning Administrator to allow one (1) additional sandwich board sign for businesses under certain specifications, and other minor changes to the sign regulations.

2) As authorized by 58.1-3851 of the Virginia Code, a draft ordinance amendment is proposed that would establish  three (3) tourism zones in the Town. These zones are proposed for the purpose of promoting business growth in the Town by offering incentives that will encourage economic development that will attract visitors, increase tax revenue and enhance the general welfare of the public. The proposed incentives would be added to Section 75-74 of the Town Code. The draft amendment also proposes the addition of Section 75-75, where the incentives for historic district rehabilitation would be relocated from Section 175-97.

3) Approval of an ordinance to adopt Policy Guidelines pursuant to the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (the "PPEA"), which grants responsible public entities, such as the Town, the authority to create public-private partnerships for the development of a wide range of projects for public use if the public entities determines there is a need for the project and that private involvement may provide the project to the public in a timely or cost-effective fashion.

4) Consider the Real Property Tax rate at $0.13 per $100 assessed value, which represents an increase of $0.0025 per $100 assessed value from the current year's rate associated with the average increase in property values from the reassessment of properties completed by Warren County; the Personal Property Tax rate at $0.64 per $100 assessed value, which represents no increase over the current year's rates; the Machinery and Tools tax rate at $0.64 per $100 assessed value, which represents no increase over the current year's rates; and the Mobile Homes Tax rate at $0.13, which represents no increase over the current year's rates. All interested citizens are invited to attend this hearing to express their views.

More information on the above public hearings may be obtained by contacting the Clerk of Council, Jennifer Berry at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (540)635-8007. All interested citizens are invited to attend these hearings to express their views.
















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