The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors is holding two public hearings about recommended county code changes and a third to consider rolling over $1.13 million in appropriations from the FY17 to the current FY18 fiscal year when it meets October 24.

The two code changes are proposed to clarify how county officials deal with unsafe structures and revisions that are considered “technical changes” to the code section dealing with parades and demonstrations.

According to county staff, the county code references to “unsafe structures” and enforcement action are vague. Including additional language from the state code should provide clear definitions and appropriate action the county should take if a structure is determined to be unsafe.

The proposed revisions exclude “certified historic structure” and “farm buildings and structures.”

The current county code implies a…

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