STUANTON, Va. (WVIR) – Staunton City Council is hosting a special meeting to talk about the courts in Augusta County.
The councilors’ agenda includes a presentation on the possible relocation of Augusta Courts out of downtown Staunton and the possibility for the city to purchase five county properties, including the two courthouses for $ 5.
The public will also have the opportunity to express themselves and ask questions.
Councilors Carolyn Dull, Terry Holmes and Brenda Mead together lobbied for the special meeting.
“I got enough questions from citizens, enough concerns, enough, you know, ‘how did it happen so fast? Why have we not been informed? Why is all this happening behind closed doors? â€œSo I thought it was important to have this type of meeting,â€ Mead said.
The meeting is fixed at 7 a.m. Tuesday January 11 at Staunton Town Hall. People can also attend through Zoom. A the link is available on the Staunton website.
We hereby call a special meeting of Staunton City Council. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. local time in the Rita S. Wilson Council Chamber, Town Hall, 116 West Beverley Street. The purpose of the meeting is for the Board:
– to receive a briefing from the City Manager regarding the possible relocation of the Augusta County Courts from the Town of Staunton to a location in the County and the possible acquisition by the City of County Court facilities in the City, when they will be released by the county;
– review and discuss proposed legislation regarding authorization for Augusta County to hold a referendum in 2022 regarding the possible relocation of its courts to a location in the county;
– receive and answer questions from the public regarding the possible relocation of county courts and the possible acquisition by the city of the released county court facilities;
– to hold a public hearing on the same subjects; and
– to discuss and consider the inclusion on the agenda of the Board meeting of January 13, 2022, of a public hearing on the same subjects and the reconsideration by the Board of its related actions on December 9, 2021 .
We request that the Acting Clerk of Council circulate, display and provide notice of this memorandum in accordance with Chapter II, Section 7 of the Staunton City Charter and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, and otherwise widely publicize the notice of this memorandum. memorandum. We also request that the Interim Clerk of Council email a copy of this memo to all members of City Council.
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