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Official Opinions


September 2005
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The Honorable Jeffrey M. Frederick
Member, House of Delegates

No requirement for county with county executive form of government to file ordinances with clerk of circuit court; no violation of Constitution of Virginia for failure to file. Citizen must receive notice before such county may remove objects causing nuisance.



The Honorable Judy L. Worthington
Clerk of Circuit Court of Chesterfield County

Circuit court clerk’s statutory duties do not extend to preparation of sketch orders in criminal cases. 



Mr. Martin M. McMahon
Montgomery County Attorney
Authority for Department of Transportation to prohibit county from participating in rural addition program when county’s subdivision ordinance does not require that all subdivision streets meet standards that qualify roads for acceptance into secondary system of state highways.



The Honorable John M. O’Bannon, III, M.D. Member, House of Delegates No principle of law prevents or inhibits local government employer from assisting with purchase program offered by Dell, Inc., to local government employees.