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City Council travels to Staunton for retreat

WINCHESTER — City Council has announced it will be roving out of city for a 2016 legislature shelter in December.

The legislature will be roving to a Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton on Dec. 16 and 17. The shelter will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday a 16th and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday a 17th.

According to Amy Simmons, city communications manager, a city estimates that a 2016 legislature shelter will cost approximately $5,500. Simmons pronounced a supports will come from a authorized FY2017 transport and training budgets of a legislature and any dialect that has staff attending, such as a city manager, finance, clerk of legislature and a city attorney, among others.  

However, Simmons also pronounced a sum cost might be reduce given some legislature members will be profitable for their possess bedrooms and some staff will be pity rooms. 

According to Simmons, cost played a partial when determining on a location.

“Before selecting this location, [City Manager Eden Freeman] researched several other locations and a Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference Center was a many cost-effective option.”

“We took a demeanour during dual to 3 opposite locations formed on cost,” pronounced Bill Wiley, legislature clamp president.

Mayor Liz Minor concluded a Stonewall Jackson Hotel was a many cost-effective choice for roving out of town.

“It [is]the many careful place to go,” Minor said.

The legislature trafficked to a same plcae for a shelter in 2009, and a sum cost to a city for a shelter was $5,065.

City Manager Eden Freeman pronounced a bulletin for a shelter has not been finalized though that a categorical purpose is to plead pivotal topics.

“A shelter is unequivocally zero some-more than an extended work session. They are not going to take any votes there. They are going to plead things like long-range skeleton and we are going to countenance a vital devise goals. We are large believers in building a devise and afterwards following that devise since it is a highway map. If something isn’t in a vital plan, afterwards it doesn’t go into a bill and we don’t account it and work on it that year,” Freeman said.

Freeman pronounced it was a council’s preference to transport to Staunton. Minor pronounced she believes a legislature wanted to transport out of city since it is easier to focus.

“It is good to get divided and this approach there is a serf audience. we consider infrequently when a shelter is hold in town, infrequently a legislature members might feel thankful to other commitments they might have also,” Minor said.

Wiley concluded that it is easier to concentration on a charge during palm when a shelter is conducted outward of a city.

“It is a good approach to get to know any other and get divided from a city in sequence to concentration on a opinion for a subsequent year and a vital plan,” Wiley said. “I consider we get dreaming when we are here in town. So it’s a good approach to concentration on this critical shelter and concentration on a kick-off of a new mayor.”

Mayor-elect David Smith will start in a commencement of January.

The shelter is open to a open and, according to Freeman, a bulletin will be finalized and published soon.

— Contact Katiann Marshall during kmarshall@winchesterstar.com

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