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Large Conference Room

October 19, 2017 5:00 p.m.

Agenda

  1. Welcome, Moment of Silence and Introduction of New Members - Mayor Foster, Chair

  2. Approval of Minutes of September 21, 2017 - Mayor Foster, Chair

  3. Financial Report - Rosalie Majerus

  4. Request from Amherst County to use LGC Reserves for Communications with General Assembly for Training Center - Dean Rodgers

  5. 2018 General Assembly Legislative Recommendations - Gary Christie

  6. Go Virginia Overview - Mr. John Provo, Director of Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development

  7. Adjourn

    Reception at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:45

  8. Next Meeting: November 16, 5:00 p.m., LGC Offices

Executive Summary

  1. Welcome | Moment of Silence and Introduction of New Members - Mayor Foster

  2. Approval of Minutes of September 21, 2017 - Mayor Foster
    (Attachment)

  3. Financial Report - Rosalie Majerus
    (Attachment)
    For review and questions. No action required.

  4. Request from Amherst County to use LGC Reserves for Communications with General Assembly for the Central Virginia Training Center - Dean Rodgers

  5. 2018 General Assembly Legislative Recommendations - Gary Christie
    Amherst County Administrator Dean Rodgers offers items 1, 2, and 3 for consideration. Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svrcek offers number 4 from the VML legislative agenda.

    1. Freedom of Information Act
      1. LGC urges the Commonwealth and the Federal Government to assist communities in their efforts to deploy universal affordable access to broadband for all areas, particularly in underserved and rural areas.
      2. LGC opposes mandates that limit or restrict local land use authority for the siting of telecommunications infrastructure or result in a negative fiscal impact to local government budgets
      3. LGC recommends funding the VRA Broadband Infrastructure Revolving Fund (see Va. Code secs. 15.2-2419 et seq.) adequately for rural broadband infrastructure projects to be able to obtain financing.
    2. Freedom of Information Act 
      1. The LGC opposes making failure to comply a criminal offense or presumptively willful
      2. The LGC opposes proposals that would lessen the scope of the personnel exemption under Va.Code sec. 2.2-3705.1(1).
      3. Local Government Council supports changes to the conditional zoning law to allow greater flexibility in the process for determining impacts to be addressed when considering an application for development.
    3.  Central Virginia Training Center
      1. The LGC urges the Commonwealth to set aside funding for demolition of buildings that should have been removed long ago and whose presence will detract from the Department of General Service's ability to obtain the highest value for the property.
      2. The LGC urges the Commonwealth to set aside funding for a redevelopment plan that will assist the Department of General Services and the local & regional economic development authorities in marketing the property to industries that will achieve its highest and best use.
    4. Communications Sales and Use Tax
      The Virginia Communication Sales and Use Tax was enacted to establish a statewide tax rate and to pre-empt local taxes on communication sales and services. The Local Government Council supports setting the tax rate at the same level as the state sales tax rate, and broadening the coverage of the tax to include audio and video streaming services and prepaid calling services.
  6. GO Virginia Overview - Mr. John Provo, Director of Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development
    • Mr. Provo will update the council on GO Virginia7.
  7. Adjourn
    Reception at 6 p.m., Dinner at 6:45
  8. Next Meeting: November 16, 5:00 p.m., LGC Offices

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