Matthew Kelly

MattKelly

Not quite what happened. It was the City Attorney who recommended a work session during her presentation to the ARB before the board discussed the issue. A motion to have a public hearing did not receive a second at which point ARB staff advised that applicant’s requests for work sessions…

MattKelly

As noted in the story getting a project like this off the ground will take a community effort. My job at the moment is to support the efforts of those like Kim Leone, Steve Camelli, and Seth Casena. I need to show to the community that there are groups and people out there that will help run…

MattKelly

Actually I am a Union reenactor--28th Mass, Co. B, Irish Brigade. Yes The Vice-Mayor and I did explore the possibility of turning the theater at Original Walker-Grant into a performing arts space after being told that the theater was not part of the building renovations. And yes the discus…

MattKelly

You are correct. With the intensity of the development I don't see where the city is going to see a lot of free spaces even after hours. While the city will collect parking fees they also have capital responsibilities. Approving a mixed-use project which also required right of way vacations…

MattKelly

I voted against the purchase of the lot. 1) The cost for the spaces came to $25,000 per, including the spaces to be leased back to the bank. That is the average cost for a parking deck space. 2) We have a parking plan, two smaller parking decks, which would provide more parking and more cost…

MattKelly

MattKelly commented on Fredericksburg ponders growth plans

The key phrase in last night's discussions was sustainability. Right now providing the needed infrastructure, transportation topping the list, is NOT sustainable. And we should expect continued reductions is state/fed support. Proffers, which are tied to capital costs only, will help but wil…

MattKelly

Jay's is not the only problem like this we have in the city. And yes we do need to deal with it.

MattKelly

Does a small business have any obligations to the community around it?

MattKelly

Please reference U.S. Supreme Court decision. Was not aware they had the authority to rule on commerce within a state. The General Assembly has given localities authority to have garbage in their localities restricted to their landfills to assist in funding capital expenditures.

MattKelly

Big picture. Most landfills run by localities are subsidized including Spotsylvania. Most landfills charge for dropping off garbage. At on time we did too.

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