|Clifton Forge Town Council Meets Tuesday, April 10, 2018|
TOWN OF CLIFTON FORGE, VIRGINIA
7:00 P.M. TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018
CLIFTON FORGE TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
547 MAIN STREET
â€˘ CALL TO ORDER
â€˘ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- Alleghany Highlands Bike Rodeoâ€”Sergeant, Chris Fisher
- Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Centerâ€”Nancy Newhard, Director
- â€śHickory Avenueâ€ť Wetlandâ€”Michael Hayslett
- Boutique Hotel Projectâ€”Dr. Don Roberts, Downtown Investment Group
â€˘ CONSENT AGENDA
â€˘ MINUTES Council Meeting March 13, 2018
â€˘ RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes of March 13, 2018
Aâ€˘ CTION ITEMS
Public Works Department
Water Treatment Plant
RECOMMENDATION: Accept reports as written
â€˘ NEW HEALTH INSURANCE RATES
The Town currently offers employee health insurance coverage through The Local Choice (TLC) program. The Town has been a member of TLC since the inception of the program 1992. TLC pools small localities across the state and offers the group competitive plans, rate adjustments below the industry average and value-added features. These advantages, combined with protections through the share risk pool, offers financial stability and access to the same statewide providers available to state employees.
The Townâ€™s rates for fiscal year 2018-2019 will increase by 9.4% for the Key Advantage 250 comprehensive plan. The Town currently pays for employee coverage only for the Key Advantage 250 comprehensive plan. If the employee elects to have Key Advantage Expanded, dual or family coverage, they must pay the cost difference. The cost for single coverage, Key Advantage 250 plan, will increase from $666 to $729 per month. This will equate to approximately a net increase of $32,500 for the next fiscal year.
Each year, the Council must approve the new rates to ensure the Townâ€™s continued participation in the Local Choice Health Plan.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Townâ€™s Anthem health insurance rates for fiscal year 2018-2019 and continue paying the full cost of the employee only coverage for the Key Advantage 250 Comprehensive Plan.
â€˘ REQUEST FROM CLIFTON FORGE MAIN STREET FOR PERMISSION TO CLOSE CHURCH STREET BETWEEN JEFFERSON AND COMMERCIAL ON MAY 19, 2018 TO HELP FACILITATE THE FINISH LINE OF THE TRIATHLON AT THE AMPHITHEATRE.
RECOMMENDATION: Grant request
â€˘ REQUEST FROM CLIFTON FORGE MAIN STREET FOR STREET CLOSURE AND USE OF â€śTHE JUNGLEâ€ť FOR HERITAGE DAY
Clifton Forge Main Street, along with the Heritage Day Committee, is requesting permission to have Church Street, between Commercial and Jefferson, closed from 9 AM â€“ 5:30 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the Heritage Day event. They are also asking permission to use the area referred to as â€śThe Jungleâ€ť from 9 AM â€“ 5:30 PM, with the understanding that they will not block the walking trail and any â€śdebrisâ€ť will be cleaned up after the event.
RECOMMENDATION: Grant requests
â€˘ REQUEST FROM THE LIBRARY FOR EXTENDED HOURS FOR THE HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL
Mike Barnes, Library Director, would like to request approval of an extension of normal Library hours to 10 AM â€“ 5 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
RECOMMENDATION: Grant request
â€˘ MANAGERâ€™S COMMENTS
â€˘ UPCOMING EVENTS
-CLIFTON FORGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIMEâ€”WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2018, 11 AM â€“ NOON
ELIZABETH CATTE (AUTHOR)â€”MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2018, 6 PM
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL POETRY MONTHâ€”SELECTIONS BY LOCAL WRITERS-THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 6 PM
-CLIFTON FORGE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
HAMMER INâ€”A GATHERING OF BLACKSMITHSâ€”SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 10 AM â€“ 3 PM
WIL MARING & ROBERT BOWLINâ€”THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018, 7 PM
JAMMIN AT THE MILLâ€”FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018, 7 PM
- MASONIC THEATRE
TOUR THE MASONICâ€”SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 11 AM
A TRIBUTE TO PATSY CLINE AT THE VIRGINIA OPRYâ€”SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018, 8 PM
â€śTHE QUEBE SISTERSâ€ťâ€”SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2018, 7:30 PM
â€˘ PUBLIC COMMENTS
â€˘ COUNCIL COMMENTS