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Montross takes care of business

Maintenance reports consumed the majority of the Montross Town Council meeting on June 26.

The council did however pass their FY 2012-13 budget with proposed revenues and expenditures to the general fund $180,625, water fund $86,575, sanitation fund $75,325 and festival funds $5,000. 

Also passed with the budget were the following rates; real estate tax .046 per $100 of assessed property value, a minimum water fee at $12.50 in town and $18.75 out of town and a minimal trash removal fee in town $12.50 and $14.75 out of town. A schedule for fees over the minimum are available at town hall. 

The town was also awarded a Community Development Block Grant to revitalize the downtown area, worth over half a million dollars. Councilman Terry Cosgrove said that residents he talked with were surprised the town received the grant. 

Cosgrove said the money would be spent in the following ways; $140,000 for a revolving loan fund, $10,000 for website development, another $10,000 would go for design assistance in the facade program, $40,000 would be spent on way-finding signage design and street scape engineering and design and $80,000 would fund facade and blight mitigation. 

The largest chunk of money, $200,000, will go towards the three crosswalks near the sharp turn in Route 3 located in the heart of downtown Montross to make pedestrian crossing safer. 

The town plans to re-mark the crosswalks with painted rubber outlining the path and put in solar powered signage that would alert motorists to pedestrians crossing. 

Another $50,000 will be spent on administration, Town Manager Brenda Reamy was away in Stanton at a training seminar to learn administrative record keeping required in the implementation of the grant. 

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Mayor David O’Dell reported that the tower repairs were under way. “They are ahead of schedule. They haven’t gotten the compressor in for the sand blasting. So I think they have a little bit of down time until tomorrow morning.”

O’Dell reported that the pedestrian crosswalk on the corner by the courthouse had been repainted. 

Cosgrove had reported at the May meeting that he was giving young children a tour of the town and the group was almost run over by a motorist. Cosgrove requested that the town call VDOT to have it repainted.

Recently VDOT has shown up in both Montross and Colonial Beach to repave curbs at intersections, making them handicap accessible. The ramps were also fitted with metal plates containing bumps that help wheelchairs resist rolling too fast when coming down off the curb.

Before moving on to other agenda items, Councilman Clinton A. Watson asked about a storm grate that was filled in by contractors on Alma Ln. Clinton said the grate has gotten clogged in previous years leaving puddles. Discussion concluded that contractors filled in the storm grate with dirt and finally straw to promote grass growth. 

Clinton and the council believe that filling in the grate was not part of the job the contractors were hired to do, but probably filled it in believing they were doing a service to the town. 

O’Dell reported seeing two VDOT trucks looking in that area on the morning of the meeting. The Mayor said he would have Reamy check with VDOT to ensure it was taken care of, after she returned.

The meeting ended after just 17 minutes and one member who will go unnamed joked that he didn’t want to go home right away or his wife might find something for him to do.

 

 

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