Request discussed, public hearing set for Monday

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A request from the Patrick County Historical Society and a public hearing on a proposed ordinance related to the Meals and Beverage Tax are among the items to be considered by the Patrick County Board of Supervisors at their meeting on Monday, Feb. 10.

The society requested in a Jan. 17 letter that the board allow staff in the county maintenance department to build an estimated 150-feet of wall, including a series of three “long walls”  measuring 30 feet in length by 48-inches in height; a 96-inch wall that is approximately 35-feet; a 14-feet by 96-inch wall, and four additional 48-inch walls that are an estimated 9-feet long.

The walls will not be attached to the museum except for the “added security and stability of certain attachment points,” the letter stated.

“We will supply all the materials and reimburse the county for labor. We have tried outside sources for the job, but the cost was more than the museum can afford,” it added.

The board tabled further discussion of the request during their Jan.27 meeting because of concerns that the walls are not permanent and that the maintenance staff are busy with their daily tasks.

In other matters at their meeting Monday, the board will:

Hear an update from Patrick County Schools Superintendent Dean Gilbert;

Consider two Rural Rustic Roads Resolutions from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT);

Learn more about a grant to update broadband from Bryce Simmons, director of the Patrick County Economic Development Authority.

Meet in closed session to discuss personnel, legal, contract and real estate matters.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Patrick County Veterans Memorial Building, located on Rucker Street in Stuart.

The public hearing is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.

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