Council considering boundary adjustment, fence up at dog park and other news from Stanley

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STANLEY, July 20 — The Stanley Council voted unanimously last week to move forward with exploring a boundary line adjustment requested by a property owner on Judy Lane Extended.

In a July 14 letter, Tony and Teresa Landes, residents of Church Avenue, requested that the Town “consider taking my property located at 705 and 715 Judy Lane Extended into the town limits.” The letter states that the property is already serviced by Town water and sewer.

The property owner hopes to subdivide the parcel and sell lots — something the county ordinance won’t currently allow, but the Stanley Town Code would, Town Manager Terry Pettit told council members last Wednesday. Pettit also stated that if the Town pursued the boundary line adjustment, the property owner would have to incur all costs involved for things such as surveying fees and court filings.

The move would increase revenue in Stanley through additional taxes, and the council readily agreed to move forward with the process.

In other business at its July 20 meeting, the Stanley Council took the following actions:

• Heard a report from the town manager that 22 more veteran banners have been added to the Main Street project, and the Town continues to receive compliments on them.

• Heard a report that fencing has been installed at the new dog park located at Hawksbill Park, and Freeze Fencing should be finished by the end of the month.

• Approved a $3,800 quote from Knotts Painting for power washing, adding clear primer and painting the Town’s museum building behind Town Hall, purchased along with the former Quarles Building (now police headquarters).

• Heard a report from the town manager stating that $599,223.14 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding has been spent, with more than $1.1 million remaining. ARPA federal funds have been used to purchase the new police headquarters and museum, as well as numerous water and sewer projects, police vehicles and equipment, sidewalk repair and other items.

• Approved the Town’s $1,000 annual contribution to the Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce, and a $100 donation to the Page County Ruritans.

• Heard that a new business — Izzy’s Place Arcade — has moved into Town at the former daycare center on West Main Street.

• Approved $5,500 to replace the 20-year-old Dial-a-Log alarm system at the wastewater plant. The system monitors the flow in the clarifiers and the sludge return station, which alleviates the need to man the plant during heavy rain events.

• Approved an amendment to the 2021-2022 budget to reflect $515,058.26 received in federal funding.

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