The following actions were taken at the Dec. 8 meeting of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. For more information, call 335-6600.
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES -- To provide better police and fire service during bad weather, the board voted unanimously to add 31 roads to the county's snow emergency route system at a cost of $1 million to the State Highway Department.
Eighteen roads in the county are currently designated as snow emergency routes. Such designations prohibit parking and obstructing traffic along the roads during a snow storm or threat of a storm. The prohibition also applies during freezing rain, ice storms and flooding.
Some of the routes added to the list include parts or all of Blackburn, Featherstone, Hedges Run, Hoadly, Joplin, Mohican and Old Wellington roads as well as Cardinal, Country Club, Damascus, Gideon, Fitzwater and Lake Jackson drives. Hillendale Drive was deleted from the list at the request of John D. Jenkins (D-Neabsco), who did it at the behest of residents along that street.
The Prince William County Police Department is authorized to tow vehicles that are parked or stuck along the designated roads and their curbs.
COMMUTER LOT FUNDING -- A motion to appropriate $200,000 from the coffers of the Potomac and the Rapahanock Transportation District for a commuter lot in western Prince William County failed because it lacked a second.
The proposal by Supervisor Guy A. Guiffre (R-Gainesville) would have led to funding for paving the 200-space commuter lot on a 2.1-acre parcel at Williamson Boulevard off Sudley Manor Road.
Supervisor Donald E. Kidwell (R-Woodbridge) said he would have supported the motion if the funds could have been taken from somewhere else. He said that Transportation District funds should be used only for countywide projects.
Of the county's 10 commuter lots, only one is in the western portion of the county; it is located adjacent to Northern Virginia Community College north of I-66 on Rte. 234.