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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 at 6:30 P.M., there will be a Public Hearing conducted by the Gate City Town Council.

The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia to receive public comment on the following:

  • Special Exception Permit – 723 West Jackson Street
  • Section 6-6 Building Ordinance Amendment
  • Town Code Section 14-1 Amendment

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.

By Order of:
Gate City Town Council

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

Please take notice that on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 6:30 P.M., there will be a Special Called Meeting conducted by the Gate City Town Council.

The Special Called Meeting will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia to receive public comment on the following:

  • Personnel Manual Revision Approval
  • Employee Evaluation Forms Approval
  • Police Department Evaluation Forms Approval

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.

By Order of:
Gate City Town Council

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
GATE CITY SANITATION AUTHORITY
NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

Please take notice that on Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 6 P.M., there will be a Special Called Meeting conducted by the Gate City Sanitation Authority.

The Special Called Meeting will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia to receive public comment on the following:

  • Proposal of the Amended FY17 Budget.
  • DEQ Line Replacement
  • PSA Contract

No other business will be discussed at this meeting.

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on these matters.

By Order of:
Gate City Sanitation Authority Chair

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
SANITATION AUTHORITY
SPECIAL MEETING

Please take notice that on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., there will be a Special Meeting of the Sanitation Authority called by Sanitation Authority Chairperson.

The Meeting will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the following:

  • FY 2018 Budget
  • Public Hearing FY 2017 Budget Amendment
  • Old Waste Water Plant property transfer to Scott County PSA
  • DEQ Waste Water Line Replacement
  • Scott County PSA Contract

No other business will be discussed at this meeting.

The Public is Invited to Attend.

By The Order of
Sanitation Authority Chairperson

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE

GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Public Hearing conducted by the Gate City Town Council. (Following the Disposal of Unclaimed Firearms Public Hearing)

The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the purpose of taking public comment on the following:

To see public input and comments on the proposed Tourism Zone Ordinance.

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.
By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE

GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Public Hearing conducted by the Gate City Town Council.
The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the purpose of taking public comment on the following:

Disposal of unclaimed firearms in the possession of the Gate City Police Department.

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.
By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

NOTICE: COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE
COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE
GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
OCTOBER 2016

This is official notice that, at the regular meeting of the Gate City Town Council held on August 9, 2016, council members voted unanimously to reschedule the regular October 2016 Council meeting.

Please take note that the October 11th, 2016 Council meeting has been rescheduled to October 4thth, 2016.
The Council meeting will be held at 6:30 PM (following the Gate City Planning Commission Meeting). The Council Meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at the Town Hall on 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, VA 24251. The public is encouraged to attend.

By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

NOTICE: COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE
COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE
GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
SEPTEMBER 2016

This is official notice that, at the regular meeting of the Gate City Town Council held on August 9, 2016, council members voted unanimously to reschedule the regular September 2016 Council meeting.

Please take note that the September 13th, 2016 Council meeting has been rescheduled to September 6th, 2016.
The Council meeting will be held at 6:30 PM (following the Gate City Planning Commission Meeting). The Council Meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at the Town Hall on 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, VA 24251. The public is encouraged to attend.

By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE

GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., there will be a Public Hearing conducted by the Gate City Town Council.
The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the purpose of taking public comment on the following:

Vacating a patted/unopened road near Tucker Street

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.
By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE

GATE CITY SANITATION AUTHORITY
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, August 10th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., there will be a Public Hearing conducted by the Gate City Sanitation Authority.
The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the purpose of taking public comment on the following:

Article 3.1 Sanitation Authority By-Laws: Change membership criteria
Article 7.1 Sanitation Authority By-Laws: Change meeting times.

The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.
By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

OF PROPOSED BOND ISSUE

BY THE TOWN OF GATE CITY, VIRGINIA

The Council of the Town of Gate City, Virginia (the “Council”) will hold a public hearing on the proposed issuance of bonds by the Town of Gate City. The estimated maximum amount of the bonds is $156,500.00. The only proposed uses of the bond proceeds are (a) to finance improvements as part of the Town’s bridge replacement project, for which use more than ten percent of the bond proceeds is expected to be used, and (b) to pay the costs of issuing the bonds. The public hearing, which may be continued or adjourned and at which persons may appear and present their views on the proposed bond issue, will be held at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, on August 9, 2016, before the Council in the Council Chambers at 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia.

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE
GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL

SPECIAL MEETING

Please take notice that on Friday, June 17th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m., there will be a Special Meeting of the Gate City Town Council.
The Meeting will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the following:

Discuss and Vote on the Scott County Public Service Authority Water Contract
No other business will be discussed at this meeting.

The Public is Invited to Attend.
By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE

GATE CITY TOWN COUNCIL
PUBLIC HEARING

Please take notice that on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., (following the Sanitation Authority and the Town of Gate City’s FY 2017 town budget public hearing) there will be a Public Hearing of the Gate City Town Council.

The Public Hearing will be held at the Gate City Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, Gate City, Virginia for the purpose of taking public comment on the following:

Vacating Ruth Road – A platted unopened road in Estill Heights Subdivision
The Public is Invited to attend and express their opinion on this matter.

By The Order of
Gate City Town Council

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Gate City Sanitation Authority will a hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, to introduce the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. There are no proposed increases in any Sanitation rates. Any citizen may attend and offer comment on the proposal at that time.

The Gate City Town Council will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter, immediately following the Gate City Sanitation Authority, as the matter may be heard in the Town Hall, 156 East Jackson Street, to introduce the proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. There are no proposed increases in any Town Tax rate including property tax rates, water, sewer or meal tax rates. Any citizen may attend and offer comment on the porposal at that time.

A special called meeting of the Gate City Sanitation Authority will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm. to adopt the FY 2016-7 Budget.

A special called meeting of the Gate City Town Council will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2016 immediately following the Gate City Sanitation special called meeting to adopt the FY 2016-17 Budget.

A complete and proposed copy of the budget is on file and may be inspected at the Gate City Town Hall in the office of the Town Clerk. The following is a synopsis of the proposed budget.

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND BUDGET
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Gate City Deliquent Taxes

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Virginia Freedom of Information Act

The Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), located § 2.2-3700 et. seq. of the Code of Virginia, guarantees citizens of the Commonwealth and representatives of the media access to public records held by public bodies, public officials, and public employees.

A public record is any writing or recording — regardless of whether it is a paper record, an electronic file, an audio or video recording, or any other format — that is prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its officers, employees or agents in the transaction of public business. All public records are presumed to be open, and may only be withheld if a specific, statutory exemption applies.

Commonly used Exemptions

The Virginia Code allows any public body to withhold certain records from public disclosure. The Town of Gate City commonly withholds records subject to the following exemptions:

For a full list of exemptions, see Virginia Code § 2.2-3705.1 et seq.

The policy of FOIA states that the purpose of FOIA is to promote an increased awareness by all persons of governmental activities. In furthering this policy, FOIA requires that the law be interpreted liberally, in favor of access, and that any exemption allowing public records to be withheld must be interpreted narrowly.

Your FOIA Rights

You have the right to request to inspect or receive copies of public records, or both.

You have the right to request that any charges for the requested records be estimated in advance.

If you believe that your FOIA rights have been violated, you may file a petition in district or circuit court to compel compliance with FOIA.

A public body may make reasonable charges not to exceed its actual cost incurred in accessing, duplicating, supplying, or searching for the requested records.  No public body shall impose any extraneous, intermediary, or surplus fees or expenses to recoup the general costs associated with creating or maintaining records or transacting the general business of the public body.  Any duplicating fee charged by a public body shall not exceed the actual cost of duplication.  All charges for the supplying of requested records shall be estimated in advance at the request of the citizen as set forth in subsection F of VA 2.2-3704 of the Code of Virginia.

If the Town estimates that it will cost more than $200 to respond to your request, the Town will require you to pay a deposit, not to exceed the amount of the estimate, before proceeding with your The five (5) days that the Town has to respond to your request does not include the time between when the Town asks for a deposit and when you respond.

If you owe the Town money from a previous FOIA request that has remained unpaid for more than 30 days, the Town of Gate City may require payment of the past-due bill before it will respond to your new FOIA.

According to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a citizen does not have to cite the act nor be required to complete any request forms.  From a practical perspective, it may be helpful to both you and the person receiving your request to put your request in writing. This allows you to create a record of your request. It also gives the Town a clear statement of what records you are requesting. However, the Town cannot refuse to respond to your FOIA request if you elect to not put it in writing.

The Town of Gate City FOIA Officer is the Town Manager, Greg Jones, he can be reached via email at townmanager@mygatecity.com or by calling 276-386-3831.

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GATE CITY, VA -12th annual Clinch Mountain Music Fest

The 12th annual Clinch Mountain Music Fest will be held in Gate City, VA on June 16 & 17, 2017.  The bluegrass music venue is one of the featured festivals during the Crooked Road’s [...]

Halloween contest

September 29, 2015 To: Gate City Businesses From: Greg Jones, Town Manager Subject: Halloween Window Decoration Contest The Town is planning a large Halloween event for Saturday, October 31st, 2015. Along with this event we are hosting a Halloween window decorating contest for the businesses in Town. The businesses who wish to decorate their windows will be judged Halloween night. A trophy will be awarded and the business will be featured on our Facebook page. If you have any questions or concerns about this contest, please contact me at the number above.

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