Christiansburg Town Council will hold a public hearing for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 7 p.m. An additional hearing will be held to discuss the lease agreement with Fiber Technologies for 415 Cambria Street NW.
Whereas, Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus and declared the anticipated effects of COVID-19 to be a disaster within the meaning of Virginia Code § 44-146.16, the meeting will be held by means of electronic communication as authorized by Code of Virginia § 15.2-1413, § 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), Chapter 1283 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly § 4-0.01(g), the Continuity of Government Ordinance passed by Christiansburg Town Council on March 24, 2020, and all other applicable authority.
The meeting will be streamed live on the Town of Christiansburg’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cburgvagov and will be uploaded to the Town’s YouTube page once the meeting concludes. Members of the public can also call into the meeting using one of these phone numbers: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799. Webinar ID: 865 4512 1983. Members of the public who call in using these numbers will be in listen-mode only, unless they have signed up to speak by filling out the online form at www.christiansburg.org/publichearings. The public may submit comments by any of the following means:
In order for Town Council to receive submitted comments prior to the May 26 meeting and for the comments to be reflected in the minutes, comments must be submitted by 6 p.m. on May 26 via any of the methods listed above. You may also sign up to speak live during the meeting through means of electronic communication at www.christiansburg.org/publichearings.
The real estate tax rate will remain 16 cents per $100 of assessed value and the Personal Property tax rate will remain at 45 cents per $100 of assessed value. There are no proposed increases in water, sewer or storm water rates and no proposed fee increases. Due to COVID-19 revenues have been reduced as well as expenses. A copy of the draft budget is available for review at the following link: www.christiansburg.org/draft2021budget. To coordinate a time to review the budget in-person, please contact the Town Manager’s Office, 100 E. Main Street, during normal office hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (540) 382-6128 ext. 1130.