Town council approves Crab Carnival master plan, mutual aid agreement with New Kent, King and Queen

The plan for the West Point Crab Carnival next weekend and a mutual-aid agreement between New Kent and King and Queen counties gained support from Town Council Tuesday night.

Town Council unanimously approved the master plan layout for next weekend’s Crab Carnival.

Councilman Jack Lawson presented the plan to council on behalf of the community development committee.

“The layout for the carnival is the same besides the change of the street dance on Friday evening from Main Street to Sixth and Seventh streets,” he said. Town Council approved the carnival master plan without discussion.

Councilwoman Tina S. Gulley presented a mutual-aid agreement between West Point Police Department and New Kent and King and Queen County sheriff’s offices.

The agreement is the same as it has been in past years, with law enforcement offices aiding each other in times of need and crisis, according to town manager John Edwards.

The agreement was unanimously approved.

Other business

During the public comment period, resident Theodore Rodriguez spoke about an issue he’s having with his neighbor. Smoke from the neighbor’s burn barrel has been coming into his house, according to Rodriguez.

“Today was the second time this has happened,” Rodriguez said. “The first time it happened, we called the police and by the time they came it was put away.

“Today we called the police again, they said they couldn’t do anything,” Rodriguez said. “Then we called the fire department and they said they couldn’t do anything and we didn’t get anywhere with the building inspector either.”

Edwards addressed Rodriguez and said they would discuss the issue after the meeting.

In other business, Town Council approved the authorization of Edwards to advertise two public hearings for the next Town Council meeting.

One hearing concerns a public land request by Steve and Judy Shaw to vacate 10 feet of an alley parallel to Kirby Street, between Third and Fourth streets.

The other public hearing will be on a zoning ordinance amendment to allow microbreweries in town, according to Lawson.

Both public hearings will take place at the Town Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in Town Hall, 329 Sixth St.

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