Town Committee Works Through Minor Crap

The town Public Works Committee met June
27 and took actions and heard reports on many
topics. Bobby Ryan and Sam Found made up the
committee. Jane Walker was absent.

Ryan and Found recommended to Council
accepting a $10,000 donation from the Mid-day
Lions Club for construction of a new pavilion in
Yowell Meadow Park. The pavilion read more

Latest Sprawl Vaguely Interesting

At its monthly meeting last Wednesday the
County Planning Commission voted to table for
60 days a request for a use permit for the reuse
and expansion of the old Federal Reserve facility
on 48 acres off Route 658 in Stevensburg to
create a National Audio-Visual Conservation
Center, which would be part of the Library of
Congress.

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Building a Park

Jeffersonton-area residents toiled last weekend
to help the Culpeper County Parks and Rec
Department Spilman Park in northern Culpeper
into a useable facility.

Thus far, some paths and a field have been
cleared and a picnic pavilion erected at the
25-acre park. The pavilion and the entrance to
the park, which still has a locked read more

Town Budget Entirely Uninspired

The Culpeper Town Council held a public
hearing on its proposed FY2001 budget at its
regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Unlike
the recent county budget proceedings, there was
no large crowd and no mention of the word
taxes. The town is not proposing a tax increase
for its $19,952,265 budget.

However, two speakers addressed the council
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Leash Them Doggies

The Board of Supervisors Rules Committee,
by a 2-1 vote, on Tuesday sent on to the full
board with recommendation for approval a
proposal to create a countywide leash law for
dogs.

The committee tabled until October a
proposal to create an admissions tax for events
such as concerts or movies. It tabled indefinitely
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A Talented Artist

If you go into Village Frameworks and Gallery on Main
Street, right next-door to the soon-to-be-opened movie
theater, and walk to the back right wall, you will see there
– unframed and rather unceremonially propped up – a
wonderful drawing in colored pencil measuring 17

Town Manager is Sacked

Town Manager Tony Hooper has been fired.
Following a 40-minute discussion in closed session
Tuesday night, Town Council returned to open session
and voted, 8-1 with Sam Found in opposition, to fire
Hooper effective immediately. His pay ($76,694 annually)
will continue through May 31, including