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www.thenews-gazette.com, APRIL 14, 2021, THE NEWS-GAZETTE, LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA, SECTION A, PAGE 5 G overnment n otices COUNTY OF ROCKBRIDGE REQUEST FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2022 Notice is hereby given that the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board Meeting Room on the 1st Floor of the County Administrative Of ces, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450, at which time citizens comments will be heard on the proposed budget request for the County of Rockbridge. The April 19th Board of Supervisors public hearing will be open to the public, but due to the size of the meeting room and social distancing requirements, no more than 10 attendees other than County staff will be allowed into the room at one time. Per the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia Executive Order 63, all persons over the age of ve, that do not have a precluding medi - cal condition, are asked to wear a face covering. Interested citizens will have options to remotely participate in the public hearing by following the instructions on the meeting agenda to be posted on BoardDocs for the April 19th meeting. Citizens may also submit comment in writing by U.S. Mail to Board of Supervisors, Citizen Comment, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, by calling County Ad - ministration at (540) 463-4361, by email to citizencomment@rockbridgecountyva.gov , or by placing their correspondence in the dropbox located at the Main Street entrance to the County Administra- tive Of ce Building by 5:00 P.M. on April 19th. It should be understood that this budget, as presented, has not been adopted. These gures are being presented to the public by the Board of Supervisors in order to give the citizens of Rockbridge County the opportunity to express their views on the proposed budget. The Board’s scheduled budget adoption meeting is on April 26th at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Meeting Room on the 1st Floor of the County Adminis- trative O ces, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450. If the budget requests were granted as outlined above, the County tax levies for calendar year 2021 would be: Real Estate - $0.74 per $100 based on 100% valuation Mobile Homes - $0.74 per $100 based on 100% valuation Machinery & Tools - $2.55 per $100 assessed valuation Personal Property Other Than Mobile Homes - $4.50 per $100 assessed valuation. The personal property tax rate for vehicles eligible under the Commonwealth’s Personal Property Tax Relief Act bill would be 37%. The calendar year 2020 County tax levies were as follows: Real Estate - $0.74 per $100 based on 100% valuation Mobile Homes - $0.74 per $100 based on 100% valuation Machinery & Tools - $2.55 per $100 assessed valuation Personal Property Other Than Mobile Homes - $4.50 per $100 assessed valuation. The personal property tax rate for vehicles eligible under the Commonwealth’s Personal Property Tax Relief Act bill would be 37%. By: Spencer H. Suter, County Administrator CITY OF LEXINGTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AN APPLICATION BY CHARLES BROWN PROPOS- ING THE APPLICATION OF A PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAT (LOT LINE VACATIONS) FOR PARCELS LOCATED AT 597 ROSS ROAD (TAX PAR- CELS # 22-1-3, 21-6-B, 21-2-C, 21-6-D, & 21-6-E) IN LEXING- TON, VIRGINIA A public hearing will be conducted by the Lexington Planning Com- mission at a meeting to begin at 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 13, 2021 to allow persons to pres- ent their views in response to an application by Charles W. Brown requesting the application of a preliminary subdivision plat for the consolidation of Tax Parcels # 22-1-3, 21-6-B, 21-2-C, 21-6- D, & 21-6-E into one parcel. The meeting will be held through the ZOOM meeting app and a link to the meeting can be requested by emailing or calling Arne Glaeser (aglaeser@lexingtonva.gov or 540.462.3704). A copy of the application, case number PS 2021-02 is available for public review and examination between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. in the Planning and Development Department located on the second floor of Lexington City Hall, 300 East Washington Street or a copy can be requested by email. Arne Glaeser, Director of Planning and Devel- opment NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Rockbridge County Board of Su- pervisors will hold a public hear- ing at its meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board Meeting Room on the 1st floor of the Rockbridge County Administrative Offices, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA, 24450, to consider adoption of the following: ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY CODE, CHAPTER 25 - TAXATION, TO ADD A NEW ARTICLE XV – CIGARETTE TAX TO IMPOSE A CIGARETTE TAX AT THE RATE OF $0.015 PER CIGARETTE ON EACH CIGARETTE SOLD, WITH A MINIMUM OF $0.30 PER PACKAGE, IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY All interested citizens may attend the public hearing to express their views on the proposed ordinance. While the Board meeting room is open to the public, no more than 30 attendees, other than County staff, will be allowed in the meet- ing room at one time, due to the size of the meeting space and so- cial distancing requirements. The wearing of a face mask at a pub- lic meeting is expected. Citizens may submit comment in writing: by U.S. Mail to Board of Supervisors, Citizen Comment, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA; by email to citizencomment@rockbridge- countyva.gov; or by placing in the dropbox located at the entrances to the County Administrative Of- fice Building. Citizens will also have several options for remotely participating in the public hearing by following the instr uctions on the meeting agenda to be posted for the April 26thmeeting on Board- Docs at: https://go.boarddocs. com/va/rcva/Board.nsf/Public. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file in the Office of the County Administrator, County Adminis- trationBuilding, 150 South Main Street, Lex ington, Virginia 24450, for public inspection. Please call 463-4361 to request a copy or email a request to bwhitten@rock- bridgecountyva.gov. By: Spencer H. Suter County Administrator ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given per Sec- tion 15.2-2204 of the Code of Vir- ginia and Section 802.03, 04 and 05 of the County of Rockbridge Land Development Regulations that a public hearing will be held by the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors on Monday, April 26, 2021, at or after 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Meet- ing Room in the County Adminis- trative Building, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, Virginia 24450, to consider the following applica- tion: BARC Electric Cooperative, 1972 Big Spring Drive, Lexington, Vir- ginia 24450, applying for a tem- porary special exception permit in order to continue utilize the property as a temporary lay down yard for equipment and material storage for the BARC Connects broadband/fiber project. The property is located in the Agri- cultural and General Uses (A-2) Zoning District and per section 603.03-9 of the County o f Rock- bridge Land Development Regula- tions, Public Utilities are a use by special exception. The property is located on the northside of the intersection of Big Spring Road (Route 631) and West Midland Trail (Route 60) and is identified as 1972 Big Spring Drive, Lexing- ton, Virginia 24450. The property is further identified as ta x map number 47-A-50 (15.24 acres per tax records). The property is lo- cated in the Kerrs Creek Magiste- rial District. Information on this application is available in the Rockbridge County Office of Community De- velopment, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, Virginia, by phone at 540-464-9662 or by email at cs- laydon@rockbridgecountyva.gov By: Chris Slaydon Director of Community Devel- opment NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Rockbridge County Board of Su- pervisors will hold a public hear- ing at its meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board Meeting Room on the 1st floor of the Rockbridge County Administrative Offices, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA, 24450, to consider adoption of the following: Ordinance Vacating and Clos- ing a 20’ by 350’ Portion of the Alley in Block 66, Between the Odd-Numbered Lots 5 – 31 (Tax Parcel #108A1-9-66-5 thru Tax Parcel #108A1-9-66-31) and the Even-Numbered Lots 6 – 32(Tax Parcel #108A1-9-66-6 thru #108A1-9-66-32), and a 70’ by 275’ Portion of the Street Be- tween the Even-Numbered Lots 12 – 32, in Block 66 (Tax Parcel #108A1-9-66-12 thru #108A1-9- 66-32), and the Odd-Numbered Lots 11 – 31, in Block 49 (Tax Parcel #108A1-9-49-11 thru #108A1-9-49-31), as Shown on the ‘Map of Glasgow’ in Deed Book 58, page 1 and 2, in the Natural Bridge Magisterial Dis- trict All interested citizens may attend the public hearing to express their views on the proposed ordinance. While the Board meeting room is open to the public, no more than 30attendees, other than County staff, will be allowed in the meet- ing room at one time, due to the size of the meeting space and so- cial distancing requirements. The wearing of a face mask at a pub- lic meeting is expected. Citizens may submit comment in writing: by U.S. Mail to Board of Supervisors, Citizen Comment, 150 South Main Street, Lexington, VA; by email to citizencomment@rockbridge- countyva.gov; or by placing in the dropbox located at the entrances to the County Administrative Of- fice Building. Citizens will also have several options for remotely participating in the public hearing by following the instr uctions on the meeting agenda to be posted for the April 26thmeeting on Board- Docs at: https://go.boarddocs. com/va/rcva/Board.nsf/Public. A copy of the proposed ordinance is on file in the Office of the County Administrator, County Adminis- trationBuilding, 150 South Main Street, Le xington, Virginia24450, for public inspection. Please call 463-4361 to request a copy or email a request to bwhitten@rock- bridgecountyva.gov. By: Spencer H. Suter County Administrator Unusual Sight Local resident Ted Burrowes encountered this swarm of honey bees along Woods Creek Trail, just a short distance downstream from Waddell Elementary, last Thursday and grabbed this photo. Emma Emma is a beautiful walk- er hound. She is very laid back and so sweet, good with other dogs and loves people. Emma is a com- fort hound; she does not hunt. Visit her at the Rock- bridge SPCA. Project Horizon is inviting local artists to submit artwork on the theme of “Together We Rise” for an exhibition com- memorating Juneteenth, the holiday honoring the emancipa- tion of the Confederacy’s last slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Artists may wish to create works with literal interpretation or a more gurative response to the theme. Up to $2,000 in prizes will be awarded, including a People’s Choice award. For more information, call Project Horizon at 463-7861 or email ph@rockbridge.net. Due to space limitations, artists are limited to two sub- missions. Anyone interested in participating should notify Proj- ect Horizon by May 15. Art will be displayed at the Nelson Gallery June 2-26. A Ju- neteenth reception will be held at the Nelson Gallery on June 19, pending social distancing requirements. Juneteenth Show Art Sought

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