Beginning at 7:30 tonight, the Herndon Town Council will consider a proposal to establish a site where day laborers can assemble when seeking work.

The plan, which has divided the town, was rejected last Thursday by the Planning Commission in a nonbinding, advisory vote. The site is on the Loudoun County boundary near a residential neighborhood at Route 606 and Rock Hill Road.

Part of the property is actually inside Loudoun, where officials have said it would require their zoning approval.

Tonight's meeting is a council work session, which means the public can attend but cannot speak. The council chambers are at 765 Lynn St.

A public hearing on the proposal will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers. People who want to make a statement will be put on a speakers list, town officials said in a news release. The order of speakers and access to the municipal facilities will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no advance registration.

People can begin entering the chambers at 5 p.m. through the Herndon Municipal Center lobby, 777 Lynn St. Signs will not be permitted inside any of the municipal facilities. Lynn Street between Station and Center streets will be closed to through traffic at 3 p.m.

Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to Viki L. Wellershaus, Town Clerk, PO Box 427, Herndon, Va. 20172.

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