TOWN OF LOVETTSVILLE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE LOVETTSVILLE TOWN CHARTER
Click the link for the Amended Town Charter: Public Hearing Town-Charter Original Revised with TC Recommendations
Pursuant to Sections 15.2-200, et seq., 15.2-1400, et seq., 15.2-1423, 15.2-1500, 15.2-1501, 15.2-1541, and 24.2-200, et seq., of the 1950 Code of Virginia, as amended, the LOVETTSVILLE TOWN COUNCIL will hold a Public Hearing on THURSDAY, December 16, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 6 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville, VA 20180, to consider advancing a request to amend the Lovettsville’s Town Charter to the Virginia General Assembly.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment to consider advancing a request to amend the Town’s Charter to the Virginia General Assembly. The amendments will replace the Town Charter’s language from “Councilman” to “Councilmember”; modify cross-references to the Code of Virginia for participation to the greatest extent permitted by law by persons appointed to fill vacancies in the office of councilmember or mayor; and to update sections 3 and 4 which would amend the charter to allow the Mayor a vote and remove veto power, align with the standards of local elections as well as powers, roles and responsibilities of members of the governing body as set out by State Code, clarify the authority of the Mayor, Council and Town Manager for Appointed and Non-Appointed Officers, and make clerical edits. Click here for the Amended Town Charter: Public Hearing Town-Charter Original Revised with TC Recommendations
All persons desiring to speak will be given an opportunity to do so at this meeting.
The charter amendments being considered are available for review at the Town Hall between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays or by special appointment, holidays excepted. Call 540-822-5788 for more information or click this link for the Charter Amendments: Public Hearing Town-Charter Original Revised with TC Recommendations . In the event the meeting is cancelled, the public hearing will be convened at the next regular scheduled meeting at the same time and place.