What happened at this week’s Augusta County Board of Supervisors meeting?
You can watch the video of the meeting on Facebook.
- The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment that would increase the courtroom security costs from $10.00 to $20.00 in district and circuit courts when a defendant is found guilty of a violation.
- After a public hearing, the Board passed a noise control ordinance amendment, which included new restrictions on amplified noise with the time of enforcement for all other noise violations expanding from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- The Board voted to adopt the Stuarts Draft Small Area Plan into the Augusta County Comprehensive Plan.
- Relief funding for the school cafeteria fund in the amount of $160,000 was approved to cover the additional expenditures due to meals that were prepared and distributed to families because of COVID-19. This amount will be taken from the federal Coronavirus Relief Funds (CARES) Act monies received on June 1 from the state.
- A playground for Craigsville Elementary School will receive funding for $44,256, which will come from both the Pastures infrastructure and the Pastures parks and rec infrastructure funds.
- The Board approved funding for the Fire-Rescue Grant Fund to fulfill equipment requests from the volunteer stations at Dooms, Deerfield, and Mt. Solon.
- The Board agreed to a request for a 15-month extension of the Shamrock Farms Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund performance agreement.
- The Board voted to allocate $200,000 of the CARES Act federal funding to the Economic Development Authority for COVID-19 relief to small businesses. Grants of up to $10,000 will be made available to eligible Augusta County businesses. Businesses can learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, and how to apply online at www.augustavabusiness.com/facts-figures/covid-19/.