Due to an error in the announced meeting schedule for the Fauquier County budget process, the Supervisors have issued a new schedule which will extend the process, and provide for an additional public hearing to insure that all citizens have the opportunity to comment if they choose.
Judging by the turn out last night, March 19th at Warrenton Middle School, either the confusion was great or not that many people are really interested in the budget this year.
I would estimate the turn out to be about 50 or so, and only about a dozen people commented.
Chairman Trumbo announced the change to the schedule at the end of the hearing, and assured everyone that they would have a chance to comment if they wished.
The next public hearing is scheduled for 7 pm, 4 April at the Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street in Warrenton.
The complete schedule is below:
March 21 (Thursday) 2 PM – Board Work Session at Warren Green Meeting Room -Mark Up/Mark Down
March 26 (Tuesday) – Cancelled
April 4 (Thursday) 7 PM – Budget/CIP/Tax Rate Public Hearing at the Warren Green Meeting Room
April 11 (Thursday) 6:30 PM – Board Regular Meeting at the Warren Green Meeting Room to include adoption of Budget/CIP/Tax Rates
Please come out and make your thoughts known.