Prince William County news in brief

March 31, 2011
Gainesville town hall meeting is Thursday

Transportation, redistricting and the county budget is scheduled for discussion at the Gainesville District’s quarterly town hall meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bull Run Middle School, 6308 Catharpin Rd., Gainesville.

Supervisor John T. Stirrup (R) will be joined by representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Prince William Transportation Department to provide information on projects, including the Gainesville Interchange, the proposed Interstate 66 widening to Route 15 and the 234 Bypass and Tri-County Parkway.

County representatives will also address redistricting plans and the budget proposal.

For information, call 703-792-6195.

Board moves up meeting to adopt redistricting plan

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 18 to adopt a redistricting plan.

The Prince William Electoral Board recently notified the supervisors that they needed to adopt a redistricting plan a month earlier than the originally scheduled May 17 adoption date.

According to the Electoral Board, state and federal law requires absentee ballots be available no later than 45 days prior to a primary or general election, and the May 17 date did not allow enough time.

A public hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in board chambers. The public will have an opportunity to provide comments during the April 18 special meeting.

For information on redistricting, visit www.pwcgov.org/redistricting.

Valor Awards honor public servants

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce recently honored 19 police, fire and rescue workers from Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park during their 25th annual Valor Awards ceremony. For a list of award winners, visit www.pwchamber.org and click on Valor Awards.

— Compiled by Sarah Lane

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