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

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 is 6 p.m. Tuesday at the council chambers. Individuals who want to make a statement will be put on a speakers' list, town officials said in a news release. The order of the 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.

The plan, which has divided the town, was rejected Aug. 4 by the Planning Commission in a nonbinding, advisory vote. The site is near a residential neighborhood at Route 606 and Rock Hill Road.

For more information on the public hearing process, visit and click on "What's New."