Public Comments for: HB1028 - Lovettsville, Town of; amending charter, town officers and powers.
Last Name: Quintana Locality: Lovettsville

My name is Tony Quintana, and I am in the Lovettsville Town Council. I fully support HB 1028 as a measure to update The Lovettsville Town Charter. Much dialogue has been held and disagreements documented. In all, the final product submitted to your assembly for approval is one generated after much debate and consideration. While it does not please all the electorate, it collects a compromise that will permit The Town of Lovettsville to operate more effectively its governmental function. I strongly encourage your vote in favor of this important and needed piece of legislation. Thank you, Councilmember Tony Quintana The Town of Lovettsville, VA.

Last Name: Pritz Locality: Lovettsville

I am a Lovettsville Town Councilwoman and I would like to ask for your support on HB1028, the Town of Lovettsville Charter revisions. We worked for almost an entire year with many discussions and revisions to come to the final product we have presented to you. Town residents had numerous opportunities to contribute to these revisions and many did so. I feel that the revisions submitted represent the wishes of our town. Thank you for your support.

Last Name: Merhaut Locality: Lovettsville

Like my wife has provided in her comments, I too have followed the Lovettsville Town Charter updates over the last 7 months, see no issues with what was changed and appreciate the near 2 dozen opportunities that the Town Council and Mayor communicated to my community regarding these updates. As a voter and in-town resident, I fully support the changes to the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented in HB1028 and ask all members of the Virginia General Assembly to pass this into law ASAP. Mr. Robert Merhaut Lovettsville, Virginia

Last Name: Maerhaut Locality: Lovettsville

As a voter and in-town resident of Lovettsville, I have followed the Town Charter update process over the last seven months. The Town Council gave the public more than ample opportunity to provide feedback on the Charter, made changes based on that feedback while by and large changing to follow state law on a number fronts. As such, there is little controversy on what is being updated and this bill should be passed into law with no objections. Thank you for your consideration and support for the changes of the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented in HB1028.

Last Name: Simmons Locality: Lovettsville

As a citizen on Lovettsville I support these changes and want to see this pass. It is important to bettering our community.

Last Name: Miller Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Dickson Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law. Thank you for your time.

Last Name: Dickson Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law. Thank you.

Last Name: Breithaupt Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Eubanks Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law. Thank you.

Last Name: Miller Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Bosacco Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Bosacco Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Angell Locality: Lovettsville

As a qualified voter in the Town of Lovettsville, I fully support HB1028 to update the Lovettsville Town Charter as presented and request that it be adopted into law.

Last Name: Finz Organization: Self Locality: Loudoun County

Dear Delegates; I am a resident of Loudoun County . I live in Philomont, Virginia. I formally retired as a career City Manager several years ago. Since that time, I worked the past 16 plus years for the Town of Lovettsville as the Interim Town Manager and Town Manager. During my time working in the Town of Lovettsville I worked with several Town Councils including the current Town Council on making changes to the current Town Charter. The goal of the Town has always been to bring its Charter into compliance with State law as situations changed. I have personally participated in the drafting of several versions of the proposed revisions to the Town Charter resulting in proposed HB1028. Most recently Delegate LaRock has introduced HB 1028 on behalf of the Town. This legislation has gone through several iterations of public review and public hearings and has received significant local resident input. The Town Council in fact agreed to make changes based upon local resident input. The Bill upon passage will bring the Town of Lovettsville in conformance with the vast majority of local Towns throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, HB1028 makes several changes to the Town Charter that reflect the shift in Town Municipal elections from May to November by referencing the date specified by general law for municipal elections. I believe the changes being proposed are necessary. I am asking for your consideration and support of this important piece of legislation . Respectfully, Samuel A. Finz Philomont, Virginia

Last Name: Keefe Locality: Lovettsville

I humbly ask all committee members to read the several letters sent to Delegate LaRock and Senator Bell in regards to this resolution. There were many citizens concerned with many aspects of the way the Town Council pushed and rushed this resolution to the session.

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