Free tax preparation will be available again this year through the AARP Tax Aide at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Front Royal, Monday and Wednesday mornings beginning Feb. 15th. To make an appointment, please call 540-635-5859.
Legal Notice: Hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TENDERED FOR FILING WITH THE COMMISSION AND SOLICITING ADDITIONAL STUDY REQUESTS AND ESTABLISHING PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE FOR RELICENSING AND A DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF FINAL AMENDMENTS
Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
- Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License
- Project No.: 2391-053
- Date filed: January 3, 2022
- Applicant: PE Hydro Generation, LLC
- Name of Project: Warren Hydroelectric Project (P-2391-053)
- Location: The Warren Project is located on the Shenandoah River near the Town of Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia. The project does not occupy any federal land.
- Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. §§ 791(a) – 825(r)
- Applicant Contact: Ms. Jody Smet, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, PE Hydro Generation, LLC, 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1100W, Bethesda, MD 20814; Phone at (240) 482-2700 or email at email@example.com.
- FERC Contact: Jody Callihan at (202) 502-8278, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001).
- Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 C.F.R. of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.
- Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: March 4, 2022.
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Warren Project (P-2391-053).
m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.
n. The Warren Project consists of the following existing facilities: (1) a 15-foot-high, 483-foot-long reinforced concrete dam impounding a small reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 900 acre-feet; (2) an 82-foot-long, 30-foot-wide powerhouse adjacent to the north end of the dam containing three generating units with a total installed capacity of 750 kilowatts; (3) transmission facilities consisting of the 2.4-kilovolt (kV) project generator leads; a 3-phase, 2.4/34.5-kV transformer; and a 34.5-kV, 14,784-foot-long transmission line; and (4) other appurtenances.
The project operates in a run-of-river mode with a minimum flow of 56 cubic feet per second. The project had an average annual generation of 3,456 megawatt-hours between 2013 and 2017.
o. Copies of the application may be viewed on the Commission’s website at ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document (P-2391). For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or (202) 502-8659 (TTY).
You may also register online at ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.
- Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary) March 2022
- Request Additional Information (if necessary) March 2022
- Issue Acceptance Letter May 2022
- Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments June 2022
- Issue Scoping Document 2 (if necessary) August 2022
- Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis August 2022
Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis.
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Harold Stanton Cain (1940 – 2022)
Harold Stanton Cain, 81, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at his home.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 3 pm at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with the Rev. James Starks officiating.
Mr. Cain was born on April 1, 1940, in Wardensville, West Virginia to the late George and Cloy Cain. He was also preceded in death by his son, Harold Cooper; grandson, Jerome “Pooh” Green; two sisters, Georgia “Mae” Cain and Elma Kane and five brothers, Charles Cain, James “Pete” Cain, Calvin Cain, Kenny Ball, and George Cain Jr.
Survivors include his fiancée, Victoria Bailey; daughter, Laurie Ann Green; three granddaughters, Ebony Bailey, Jasmine Simpson, and Shanta Green; sister-in-law, Darnice Bailey; numerous nieces and nephews including Teresa Bailey and Irvette Reaves and his dog, Dude “Snoop Dog”.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Cain, Vincent Bailey Sr., Malcolm Bailey, Richard Simpson III, Monty Bailey, and Ben Cain.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
George Banks remembered fondly
A distinct feeling of loss came over me this morning as I sat in my room in South Carolina and read of the passing of former councilman and Mayor of Front Royal, George Banks.
The words that kept coming to my mind were, always a gentleman always a friend.
I had served with George on the town council in the mid-nineties. It was from George that I began to learn to disagree without being disagreeable – a lesson I still have to work on. But for George it seemed almost natural. No matter if you disagreed with him or not, one never left a meeting angry at George.
It also always seemed to me that he had a love of Front Royal, and in some existential way Front Royal loved him back.
My sincere condolences to his wife Cornellia and to his family and friends and in a different way, to the town and people of Front Royal.
Former FR resident, mayor, and councilman
Elks Lodge donates to FR United Methodist Church student meals program
Jim Sheppard, Exalted Ruler of Front Royal Elks Lodge # 2382, delivered a donation of $5,500 to the Front Royal United Methodist Church Backpack Program. They are currently providing weekend meal supplements to 67 children, and the number keeps rising.
Their goal is to provide some form of meals on Saturday and Sunday and any school holiday. Church members and volunteers meet each Thursday to pack the bags, consisting of breakfast, lunch, fruit and snacks. They are then delivered to seven school locations in the community.
With the rising cost of food, this should help support the Backpack Program goal of $38,190 for the 2021-2022 school year. The donated funds were provided by the Elks National Foundation thru their Spotlight and Beacon Grants.
(From a release by Elks Lodge 2382)
Marjorie “Marge” Willis Enicks (1926 – 2022)
Marjorie “Marge” Willis Enicks, 96, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Winchester Medical Center.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Front Royal at a later date.
Mrs. Enicks was born on January 1, 1926, in Gallagher, a small town in the mountains near Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Robert and Carrie Morrison Willis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Enicks. Along with her husband, Marge was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Front Royal. She spent her career as a pharmacist working in Philadelphia and Front Royal. An avid golfer, she was very proud of her three holes-in-one.
Survivors include her son, Charles Ray Enicks II (Kathy) of Augusta, Georgia; daughter, Carrie Fickes of California, Maryland; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
After work session discussion of Town building permit function, supervisors approve 3 CUP requests, 2 for short-term tourist rentals
The Warren County Board of Supervisors agenda of Tuesday, January 18, began with a no cameras, caucus room work session highlighted by a presentation by County Building Official David Beahm on implications of the Town of Front Royal taking over the building and maintenance inspection function within town limits. It is a long-discussed on the Town side shift, that began in the first decade of the 21st century if memory serves. But after hearing about constantly shifting variables on interpretation and enforcement of stormwater management and erosion and sediment control aspects at the state level, one might wonder if the Town might want to reconsider its decision to finally move into the in-town inspection world.
“That’s ridiculous,” North River Supervisor Delores Oates chimed in with a colorful declaration after hearing Beahm’s description of ongoing shifts in State interpretations of its own rules on parameters of municipal enforcement of state rules on these aspects of building variables. Responding to questions, Town Planning Director Lauren Kopishke estimated full town inspection department enforcement, including stormwater and erosion and sediment control by June. The Town department was officially enacted on January 3rd. Dynamics of in-town inspection records being shifted to Town control from the County system was discussed, as was alerting in-town property owners to seek those records from the Town when they were transferred.
County Finance Director Matt Robertson also presented a look at new online links to a budget development site for easier member and staff access during the budget cycle.
Following those two presentations the supervisor adjourned to closed session for discussion of advisory board appointments and real estate transactions outside the town limits.
Then it was on to a rather straightforward regular meeting agenda featuring three public hearings on Conditional Use Permit (CUP) requests, one for a guesthouse off Buck Mountain Road in the South River District’s Stone Subdivision by Joshua Branson, and two for short-term tourist rentals on Riverview Shores Drive in the Shenandoah Shores Subdivision.
The first of those latter two was submitted by experienced and multi-county short-term, Air B&B style rental operators Gillian Greenfield and Richard Butcher; the second by a property neighbor of Greenfield and Butcher, Terry Hartson. Hartson told the board that he had taken his business management plan lead from his more experienced neighbors. Hartson spoke in support of his neighbors’ request, as they did in support of his. With acknowledgment the Branson guesthouse would not be used as a commercial endeavor, and detailed management plans for the two short-term rental requests in place, all three were approved by unanimous consent with little or no opposition submitted to the board prior to the public hearing.
About five minutes into the meeting during Public Comments the Town’s recent “interim man” returned to the dais to play word games to repeat still-unsubstantiated accusations against County and Town officials, as well as gripes about the Royal Examiner and its reporters not covering “news” as he desires it to be covered – apparently unsubstantiated, without first-hand verification, and without an objectively critical eye toward the documented actions of public officials, particularly within Town Hall.
See the above discussions, public comments, as well as board member reports, and approval of a four-item Consent Agenda, including more coyote bounty awards, and discussion of a removed consent agenda staffing search item, and two late agenda additions in this County video: