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Senate Finance Committee to hear proposal Jan. 18 to change BPOL tax

The Virginia Senate Finance Committee will conduct a hearing during its Jan. 18 meeting that starts at 9 a.m. on proposed legislation (SB 836) that would require localities to base the Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax on the Virginia taxable income of a business instead of the current law that gives a locality the option to impose the tax upon gross receipts or Virginia taxable income.

PWC Planning Commission sets Jan. 18 work session on Comprehensive Plan update

The Prince William County Planning Commission will be holding a work session on the Comprehensive Plan Update on January 18, 2017 at 7 PM in the Potomac Conference Room, 1 County Complex Ct., Woodbridge, VA.

Prince William County’s Jan. 14 Human Rights celebration postponed to Feb. 9

Due to the possible inclement weather predicted for, Saturday, January 14, Prince William County Human Rights Commission has decided to postpone its celebration of Universal Human Rights Day. The celebration will be held on Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m. in the Board Chamber of the McCoart building.

Ribbon cut to officially open wider VA 28 and new location of part of Vint Hill Rd.

Prince William Board of County Supervisors held a Dec. 9 ribbon cutting to officially open newly widened Route 28 and realigned Vint Hill Road.

Jan. 9 meeting about PWC enforcement changes likely to affect live entertainment venues

Prince William Chamber's Economic Development Committee invites the public to its meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. to learn about a proposed amendment to the County Code Zoning Ordinance regarding live entertainment regulatory requirements.

PWC 100 forum Jan. 19: Is PWC prepared for an “active shooter?”

An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people. In a confined and populated area, active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Often within 10 to 15 minutes, sometimes before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals and institutions must be prepared to deal with an active shooter situation. Committee of 100 is sponsoring a panel discussion Jan. 19.

Find out who is responsible for maintaining and plowing your street in PWC

Residents can now visit http://www.pwcgov.org/roadinfo to see which organization or jurisdiction is responsible for taking care of each road in the county.

Lillie Jessie reelected PWC School Board vice chairman

Lillie G. Jesse, Occoquan District representative to the Prince William County School Board, was reelected to a second one-year term as vice chairman for 2017 at the School Board’s annual organizational meeting on Jan. 4. Jessie, a retired elementary school principal, first joined the School Board in 2012 and was reelected in November 2015.

Community presentation Jan. 17 on addition to Lake Ridge Elementary School

The public is invited to attend a presentation on conceptual plans of the 13-classroom addition to Lake Ridge Elementary School on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the media center of Lake Ridge Elementary School.

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