Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – All Linda Cleaveland wanted to do was host weddings on her 65-acre property with its view of Nassawadox Creek. Northampton’s senior planner, Kelley Lewis Parks, assisted her with the zoning application, and Cleaveland believed she was prepared to face the planning commission at the April 2...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted Tuesday night on two zoning issues that have plagued them for months. In a unanimous decision, supervisors eliminated “watch houses for shellfish grounds,” aka oyster watch houses, from the land-use table in the county’s zoning ordinance. Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors,...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen opened a dialogue with Northampton supervisors March 12 on whether county procedures for addressing unsafe structures are too heavy-handed on historical properties that may be worth saving or at least allowing salvage of valuable materials before demolition. Donna Bozza, of Cape Charles, noted...
By Stefanie Jackson – Bill O’ Hare, a professional demographer from Cape Charles, informed Northampton supervisors Tuesday that when the county participates in the 2020 U.S. Census, if the count misses 1 percent of the population, or 120 people, it would mean a loss of $7 million in federal...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, announced Tuesday night that he will not run for re-election this November. “While I will always support Northampton County, I plan to pursue the life I promised myself over 50 years ago when I started to work,”...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2020 is around $28.5 million, an increase of about $378,000, or 1.34 percent, and even though Director of Finance John Chandler said the budget has grown a little more than 15 percent over the past five years – not...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, the chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, has often said, “Northampton County doesn’t have a spending problem, it has a revenue problem,” and supervisors are continually seeking new sources of revenue for the county. Del. Robert Bloxom recently presented his fellow Virginia legislators with...
By Stefanie Jackson – Robert Duer, Exmore town manager and Northampton supervisor, announced at Monday’s Exmore town council meeting that he will not run for re-election to the board of supervisors this November. “I went down there to do three things. One of them was to keep chicken houses out of...
By Stefanie Jackson –  Northampton supervisors approved a budget appropriation of $65,000 Monday night for a complete investigation and analysis of Northampton High School’s structural and operational issues. The contract was awarded to Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, of Virginia Beach. The firm will provide a second opinion of the high school’s...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors unanimously agreed Wednesday to urge the General Assembly to vote in favor of Virginia ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).  They also approved more than $1 million in carryover funds for the school division, including $210,000 for a contingency fund, a previous contention between...