Town of Haymarket

The following were among actions taken at the Aug. 21 meeting of the Haymarket Town Council. For more information, call 754-4816.

MAYORAL APPOINTMENT -- Town Attorney Turner Smith told the council in a letter that, under the town charter, the council has the authority to appoint a new mayor when the seat is vacated for any reason other than the mayor's being disqualified for the office by the Town Council. The advice came in response to a ruling last week by a special three-judge panel in Prince William Circuit Court that annulled the May 1 election of Terri Freeborn, who was voted into office when her name was on the ballot after she had officially withdrawn from the mayoral race a month prior to election. {See related story in today's Prince William Weekly.}

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN -- The council agreed to meet with the town's Planning Commission on Aug. 30 to review proposed revisions to the town's comprehensive land use and transportation plan. Under state law, the plan, which serves as a guide to development, must be updated every five years.

The town's planning consultant, Lorene Payne, has been working with the commission since late 1988 on revising the plan. She delivered a 53-page report on proposed revisions to the council but did not discuss them at the council meeting.

The work session will begin at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 15025 Washington St.

PERMITS -- The council approved the following requests for permits:

BRAVE CT., 6620 -- By Richard and Karen Szymanski for a building permit to construct a second-floor rear deck at a residence. 4 to 0.

ROUTES 15 AND 55 -- By Wolfe Auciton Co. for a special-use permit to hold an auction Sept. 7 for cars, trucks and vehicle equipment. The council also approved a special-use permit for Underwood Concessions to operate a concession stand at the auction. 4 to 0.

WASHINGTON ST., 15001 -- By Atlantic Auto for a special-use permit to sell used car parts at a used-car dealership. 4 to 0.