Washington C.H. City Council chambers were close to full capacity Wednesday evening with city department heads, several residents and nine Washington High School students from council chairperson Dale Lynch’s government class.
The regular council meeting began with a public hearing regarding the rezoning of property on Leesburg Avenue, moving from a CF (community facilities) district to a B3 (general business) district. There was no discussion and the public hearing was closed.
Three council committees met since the previous regular council meeting and the minutes from all three were approved. Council committees are finance and personnel, economic strategies and cooperation, and service, safety and recreation.
City Manager Joe Denen provided an optimistic report regarding this weekend’s Scarecrow Festival by complimenting individuals, businesses and organizations for stepping up to make it a great event for the city. Also acknowledged was the street department, not only by Denen, but by one of the residents in attendance.
Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month on the second floor of the administration building. All meetings are open to the public.