Town of Hamilton

The following was among actions taken at the Sept. 11 meeting of the Hamilton Town Council. For more information, call 338-2811.

PLANT EXPANSION -- Jeffrey Chapin, a staff engineer with the design firm of Dewberry & Davis, told the council that work is scheduled to begin Monday on expansion of the town's wastewater treatment plant.

The expansion from 80,000 to 160,000 gallons was designed by Dewberry & Davis and will be constructed by Key Tech of Lynchburg. The job is expected to take nine months and will cost the town $637,885. The town is expanding the plant to accommodate present and future growth.

The town will pay for the expansion with loans and money from a developer. It has obtained a $300,000 loan from Loudoun County and a $200,000 loan from the Virginia Revolving Loan Fund, a state program that provides loans to municipalities. In addition, the town has received $164,300 from Copper Land Co., developer of Carriage Ridge, in exchange for permission to build a new subdivision that will be served by the plant.

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS -- The council approved the nomination of Edward Hott to its Board of Zoning Appeals and asked its attorney to forward the nomination to the Loudoun County Circuit Court. All zoning appeals board members in Virginia are appointed by Circuit Court judges.

Hott was an unsuccessful candidate for Town Council last spring. He fills the BZA vacancy created by the election of Keith Reasoner to the council.

Town of Round Hill

The following were among actions taken at the Sept. 6 meeting of the Round Hill Town Council. For more information, call 338-7878.

ZONING ORDINANCE -- The council, rejecting the recommendation of the Planning Commission, voted unanimously to keep zoning regulations that allow town houses and apartments in the rural town.

The Planning Commission had recommended that the town house and apartment categories, R-6 and R-12, should be deleted to ensure that Round Hill remains a community of mostly single-family homes. But the council disagreed because Round Hill already has some property zoned for town houses. Eliminating the town house and multi-family zoning would in effect put those properties in violation of the ordinance, council members said. They also said it would be bad planning to permit only single-family homes in the town.

VEHICLE STICKERS -- At the request of the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Department, the council voted unanimously to waive the town's $20 fee for vehicle registration stickers for members of the fire and rescue services. The county and its towns are approving the measure to provide an extra incentive to join fire and rescue departments and because volunteers often use their own vehicles for fire and rescue business.