Monday, June 18, 2012
The City Council held a public hearing Monday to consider a request by Richmond American Homes of Virginia to use less brick on homes being built in the city.
City Council held a public hearing Monday night to consider allowing builder Richmond American Homes of Virginia, Inc. (RAHV) to use less brick on 107 single family homes and townhomes being constructed on the west end of Hastings Marketplace. The company's request is for the residential portion of Hastings Marketplace, located between Wellington Road and Lake Jackson Drive, and viewed by many as the "gateway to the city" from the Prince William County Parkway. Brick is a common architectural theme in the City of Manassas but the builder is seeking to use less of it; in its place they want to use stone and upgraded siding on the exterior of the new homes. The company also built the Villages at Wellington properties and said stone was a …
Monday, April 23, 2012
A public hearing begins tonight at 7:30 at City Hall for Manassas residents to share their thoughts on the 2013 budget and capital improvement plan.
Manassas residents will have an opportunity tonight to opine on the city's fiscal year 2013 budget and capital improvement plan, during a public hearing that begins at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. Staff will present its proposed budget, which begins July 1 and increases by more than $16 million over last year's budget, before council opens it for public opinion. The total FY 2013 budget recommended by council totals $320,627,368, an increase of 5 percent over last year. The sewer utility fund, electric utility fund and schools, which are seeing $5 million in additional funding from state and city revenue, are big players in the increase, according to a report presented last week by Council Member Marc Aveni. Residents will …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Council extends public hearing on special use permit that would allow Pierce Funeral Home to build and operate a crematory on its property until the next regularly-scheduled council meeting on March 12.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
At least one resident has expressed concern over the operating of a crematory on the property of Pierce Funeral Home and about 275 feet from the new Lee Square neighborhood and other homes. Abby Femino is a Lee Square resident and addressed council Monday evening during a pubic hearing saying she was concerned about the impact on the air quality the operation might have. "Our primary concern is air quality, particularly mercury emissions from the crematory," Femino said. "From the research that I've done...the EPA doesn't actually have a state or federal regulation for mercury emission." Gifford Hampshire with Blankingship & Keith, P.C., a law firm representing the funeral home, which is located at 9606 Center Street, said it is common for…