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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - SYNOPSIS OF THE BUDGET

 

FOR INFORMATION AND FISCAL PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2016

 

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Council of the Town of St. Paul will, pursuant to Section 15.2-2506 of the Code of Virginia, as amended, conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers at the Town Hall, St. Paul, Virginia, at 5:45 p.m. on the 11th of June, 2015, to consider the proposed municipal budget for the fiscal year of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.

 

A real estate tax levy of 18 cents per $100 assessed valuation of all taxable real estate and public utilities (at 100% assessment) with improvements thereon.  Note, the present tax rate of 18 cents per $100.

 

A personal property tax levy of 31 cents per $100 assessed valuation.  Note, the present tax rate of 31 cents per $100.

 

The current rate for auto decals is $15.00 per year.  The proposed budget will eliminate the requirement for auto decals for 2016.  All other fees, licenses, bank stock tax, utility tax, franchise tax, cigarette tax and other taxes previously imposed by the municipality are again levied, assessed and imposed as previously established by Council and shall remain in full force and effect until changed by Council.

 

There is a proposed increase for water rates.  The present in-town water rate is $8.50 for the first 1,500 gallons of water and $3.25 per 1,000 gallons thereafter; there is a proposed water rate for 2015-16 of $10.50 for the first 1,500 gallons of water and $4.25 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.  There is a proposed decrease in the sewer rate percentage. The present sewer rate is 160% of the water bill.  The proposed sewer rate decrease for the 2015-16 fiscal year is 130% of the water bill.  The present out-of-town water rate is $16.25 for the first 1,500 gallons of water and $5.75 per 1,000 gallons of water thereafter; the proposed water rate for out-of-town is $18.75 for the first 1,500 gallons and $7.25 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.  The present out-of-town sewer rate is 160% of water; the proposed decrease in the out-of-town sewer rate is 130% of water.  Residential garbage rate is $8.50 for in town and $10.50 residential out of town.  There is no proposed increase for residential garbage.  There is no proposed increase for the water and sewer tap rates.  The present sewer tap rate is $350.00 and the present water tap rates are as follows:  ¾” line is $750; 1” line is $1000; 1 ½” line is $3500; 2” line is $3800.  There is no proposed increased in the road crossing fee of $500.

 

Any citizen, taxpayer, or interested person shall have the right to attend and state his or her views orally or in writing on the budget.

 

A copy of the entire proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Town Hall during regular business hours.

 

Town Treasurer


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE THE AUTO DECAL LICENSE AND FEE BY REPEALING SECTION 11-100 OF CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE VII OF THE TOWN OF ST. PAUL MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC ORDINANCE

 

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of St. Paul, Virginia, will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  This is to consider and allow public comment on a proposal to repeal the fee for auto decals under the Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance, Chapter 11, Article VII, Section 11-100.

 

Any citizen, taxpayer, or interested person shall have the right to attend and state his or her views orally or in writing on this ordinance.

 

A complete copy of the ordinance with proposed changes is available at the St. Paul Town Hall, 16531 Russell St., St. Paul, Virginia.

Notice posted at Town Hall 05/21/15
Notice adv in CVT 05/27/15 and 06/03/15


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MOTOR VEHICLE CODE

 

 

Notice is hereby given that the Town of St. Paul, Virginia, will hold a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the St. Paul Town Hall at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. to consider and allow public comment on the re-enactment of the Motor Vehicle Code Ordinance of the Town of St. Paul, Virginia for 2015-16.

 

Any citizen, taxpayer, or interested person shall have the right to attend and state his or her views orally or in writing on this ordinance.

 

A complete copy of the ordinance is available at the St. Paul Town Hall, 16531 Russell St., St. Paul, Virginia. 

Notice posted at Town Hall 05/20/2015
Adv in CVT 05/27/15 and 06/03/15


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - PROPOSAL TO AMEND CHAPTER 13, SECTION 14.3 OR THE SEWER USE ORDINANCE, POLICY ON MANDATORY HOOKUP

 

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of St. Paul, Virginia, will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Town Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2015.  This is to consider and allow public comment on a proposal amend the Mandatory Hookup Policy in the Town of St. Paul Sewer Use Ordinance.

 

Any citizen, taxpayer, or interested person shall have the right to attend and state his or her views orally or in writing on this ordinance.

 

A complete copy of the ordinance with proposed changes is available at the St. Paul Town Hall, 16531 Russell St., St. Paul, Virginia. 

Notice posted at Town Hall 05/21/15
Notice adv in CVT 05/27/15 and 06/03/15


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE - WATER RATE INCREASE

 

The Town of St. Paul is receiving financial assistance from the Virginia Department of Health to replace and rehabilitate water lines.  The Virginia Department of Health has determined that the town’s current water rate schedule is not sufficient to provide adequate income to meet the minimum requirements for operation, maintenance, debt service, and has required that the rates be increased as a condition of the grant.

 

Pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 15.2-107, and 15.2-1427, the St. Paul Town Council hereby gives notice of its intent to increase the rate of charge for water service and decrease the sewer percentage for FY 15-16 beginning July 1, 2015, FY 16-17 beginning July 1, 2016, and FY 17-18 beginning July 1, 2017.

 

PROPOSED WATER RATE INCREASE & SEWER PERCENT DECREASE:

 

In Town

Current Rate

FY 14-15

Proposed Rate

FY 15-16

 

Proposed Rate

FY 16-17

 

Proposed Rate

FY 17-18

 

 

$8.50/first 1,500 gal. and 3.25/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer – 160% of water

 

$10.50/first 1,500 gal. and 4.25/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer – 130% of water

 

$12.50/first 1,500 gal. and 5.25/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer–110% of water

 

$14.25/first 1,500 gal and 6.45/1,000 gal

thereafter.

Sewer-100% of water

 

Out-of-Town

Current Rate

FY 14-15

Proposed Rate

FY 15-16

 

Proposed Rate

FY 16-17

 

Proposed Rate

FY 17-18

 

 

$16.25/first 1,500 gal. and 5.75/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer – 160% of water

 

$18.75/first 1,500 gal. and 7.25/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer – 130% of water

 

$22.50/first 1,500 gal. and 8.75/1,000 gal. thereafter.

Sewer–110% of water

 

$26.00/first 1,500 gal and 10.25/1,000 gal

thereafter.

Sewer-100% of water

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of St. Paul, Virginia will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the St. Paul Town Hall located at 16531 Russell St., St. Paul, Virginia on a proposal to increase water rates and lower the sewer percentage. At such public hearing, citizens may appear and present their views.  A complete copy of the current and proposed rate schedule is on file at the Clerk’s office of the Town Hall.

By Authority of The Town Council of the Town of St. Paul, Virginia

 


Small Town, Big Ideas

Virginia Municipal League names St. Paul top achiever
for towns with populations under 5,000 
 

October 8, 2014
by Stephen Igo, Kingsport Times News

 

ST. PAUL — No small town in all of Virginia has done better to make the most of what it's got than St. Paul, according to the Virginia Municipal League.

 

During its recently concluded annual conference in Roanoke, the VML named its 2014 Virginia Municipal League Awards across a variety of population categories, the smallest being 5,000 and under.

 

St. Paul is well under 5,000, with a population of 997 souls, but stands as a shining example to larger and wealthier burgs across the commonwealth to make the most of what you have, and run with it.

 

In the VML's September issue of Virginia Town & City magazine with articles on each of the 2014 Achievement Awards municipalities by population category, the VML practically gushed over St. Paul's determination to move beyond an eroding coal-based economy into an eco-future.

 

The magazine noted things began in 2005 with a group of town officials and volunteers calling themselves St. Paul Tomorrow "to become a model of positive ecologically responsible economic development," devising a three-point strategic plan to be a model for environmentally friendly downtown revitalization, promote nature-based tourism, and promote business development opportunities compatible with the town's image.

 

"St. Paul has since been a leader in creating a new tourism industry that will benefit the entire region," the magazine observes. "The town government has developed a master plan adding a fourth strategy, 'Establish St. Paul as an educational ecological epicenter.'"

 

The VML provides a laundry list of initiatives and accomplishments toward that end since 2005, ranging from a St. Paul trailhead for the Mountain View ATV Trail and the privateers of Clinch River Adventures tubing and kayaking venture, but to establish St. Paul "as a tourism hub for outdoor adventure didn't happen overnight," the League notes.

 

"In 2010 the town began the process of granting the historic Blue Bell Island and surrounding area to The Nature Conservancy to protect the island and a planned hiking trail well into the future. Last summer, a cadre of volunteers cleared the trail and spread gravel," and the result is a 10-mile trail that begins and ends in town limits that connects the Blue Bell Island Preserve to the established Oxbow Lake and Sugar Hill Loop Trail.

 

The town's adoption of an ATV-friendly ordinance in 2011 was a huge step among many — with emphasis on many, the VML said.

 

"It was not a single action or project that transformed the town into a popular tourism venue," said the League, "but instead a conglomerate of plans and projects inspired by a forward-thinking town government, a determined group of volunteers and regional cooperation."

 

When a good town gets down, the League said its good people get up and going, and the 997 of St. Paul certainly did.

 

"Through countless hours of volunteerism, persistence and a profound determination of community leaders with a defined plan," reads the achievement award article, "the big ideas and dreams of transforming a small community into a viable tourism center has culminated in the past year.

 

"In 2005, St. Paul had only a vision, but in 2014 it has nine new businesses — six related to outdoor recreation — new recreational facilities, and busy streets once again."

   


Notifications:

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS:

Check our Commerce and Services Directory. To list or update your information, contact the St. Paul Town Hall or complete the request form online. Don't miss out on business by not being listed!

 

 

  We are St Paul, Virginia
 

 

 

 

 

We are a place of extraordinary natural beauty, where the pristine Clinch River serves as the lifeblood of our community. St Paul was founded along the banks of the Clinch in the center of a region filled with natural treasures, from our southern rolling hills, to the mountain peaks and coalfields of our north. Our history has moved with the gentle flow of the River, and our future is defined by the environmental riches the River continues to provide for us. Read more...

 
 
Take a moment and read the latest Mayor's Message, for an update on the state of our Town and various projects in the works and planning stages. While you're at it, take time to visit St. Paul's Strategic Plan for Downtown Revitalization.

 

SPEARHEAD TRAILS
MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL SYSTEM
The trailhead is just off 3rd Avenue at Maggie Way. Get your permits and start enjoying the ride! Trail permits allow riders to travel through downtown St. Paul on their ATVs. No 4-lane/highway use though! 
There are several retailers in St. Paul selling permits. For permits and day pass retailers, visit http://spearheadtrails.com.
 

 

Town Hall

276-762-5297 (phone)
276-762-0479 (fax)

PO Box 66

16531 Russell Street
St. Paul, Virginia 24283

H. Kyle Fletcher

Mayor

 

Police Dept.

276-762-5022

 

Fire Dept.

276-762-9516

911

for emergencies only

Public Works

276-762-5297

(M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

276-762-5022

(evenings, weekends, holidays)
Water Plant
276-762-9683
 
Sewage Department
276-762-9575
 
Street Department
276-762-0412
Swimming Pool
276-762-5365
 
 
Virginia Governor McDonnell designates St. Paul
"Virginia Main Street Town"
 

 

 
 
 
 

 

Wetlands Estonoa

276-762-5151

Teresa Vencil

Exec. Director 

 

 

Heart of Appalachia
Tourism Authority
3028 4th Ave. Market Sq.
St. Paul, VA 24283
276-762-0011
info@heartofappalachia.com
www.heartofappalachia.com
 

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