Public hearings focusing on issues

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 17, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

Public hearings will dominate tonight’s City Council meeting, on issues ranging from projects expected to benefit from federal transportation funds to a permit authorizing construction of a new church.

The council will meet at 7 o’clock in the Municipal Building.

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The public hearings scheduled include:

?Proposed projects requested for federal Transportation Equity Act (TEA-21) funds. Projects considered for funding include Suffolk’s portion of the multi-city regional trail, removal of blighted billboards along major thoroughfares, and streetscaping on North Main and East Washington streets;

?Conditional use permit that would allow New Mount Joy Church of God in Christ to raze its current building in order to build a larger house of worship. The city’s planning commission approved the request last month.

?An ordinance that would add the Crittenden/Eclipse Initiative Plan to the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. This northern Suffolk community is the last of the five village plans to be adopted and added to the city’s master planning document.

?Ordinance authorizing the conveyance of property at 4512 Marlin Avenue, Suffolk, Virginia to the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project (STOP) Organization

?Resolution increasing delinquent tax collection fees;

?Street vacation request submitted by Daniel E. Ruby of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. on behalf of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, property owners, for the abandonment of 350 linear feet of Townpoint Road (approximately 18,800 square feet) and portions of a cul-de-sac at the terminus of Plummer Boulevard (approximately 1,988 square feet).

The purpose for the vacation is to facilitate the extension of Plummer Boulevard to the north and ultimately to intersect with Townpoint Road in accordance with the Belleharbour Master Plan.