What’s New Today: Budget Hearings, Immunization Clinics
The Town of Vinton is hosting a ribbon cutting today for the second phase of the Glade Creek Greenway. The trail was extended from Walnut Avenue to Gus Nicks Boulevard. The ribbon cutting takes place this morning at 9 a.m. in downtown Vinton.
Alleghany High School will offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic today. Professors, staff and students over 12 years of age will be able to receive the Pfizer vaccine between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The second dose will be administered on June 15. There is a mobile vaccination clinic today in Franklin County. The Western Piedmont Health District will be at the Franklin County Animal Shelter from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Shenandoah Central Health District will be running an immunization clinic for children ages 12 to 15. It operates from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the old Peebles store in Lexington.
The Roanoke Gun Violence Prevention Commission will hold a special meeting today. It will review grant applications submitted by local nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Grants of $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 will be awarded for activities designed “for the prevention and response to gun violence in our community.” Virtual meeting starts at 5:45 p.m.
The Mountain View Humane Mobile Clinic will be at the Roanoke Valley SPCA today. The mobile clinic offers affordable sterilization and sterilization surgeries. Appointments are available by contacting Mountain View Humane.
The New River Valley Community Foundation is hosting an online event today, talking about the NRV Livability Initiative. Leaders will discuss the VNR Housing Resource Guide. The document has been updated with information on affordable rental housing and human service providers in the area. The meeting starts at 9 am online.
Bank On Roanoke Valley is holding a briefing today as part of its Financial Wellbeing Series. The series helps people set and maintain financial goals. Today’s discussion will focus on creating a spending plan.
The Wythe County Supervisory Board will hold a public hearing on tax rates and its budget. It is proposed that the tax rates remain unchanged. The spending plan is $ 85.5 million, a decrease of nearly $ 3 million. The public hearing begins at 6 p.m. at the county administration building.
Martinsville City Council will hold a public hearing on the city’s tax rate and budget. As part of the city’s $ 99 million budget, it is proposing to reduce the tax rate by more than two cents per $ 100, to offset the rise in contributions. Tonight’s meeting begins at seven o’clock in the council chamber.
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