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Tag: Supervisors

By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack Airport could see an increase in traffic if commercial overflow from Wallops Island is sent there, Chairwoman Stella Rohde, of the Accomack Economic Development Authority, told members of the county board of supervisors Wednesday. Rohde has been talking with Dale Nash of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Spencer Murray threw one of the rules out the window Tuesday night at a public hearing on the event venue that John and Linda Cleaveland proposed for hosting weddings and other special events at their creekside home in Wellington...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020 that will be funded without a tax hike, totaling approximately $42.5 million, not counting funding for the Northampton school division. But Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors, gave fair warning that taxes will likely...
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By Linda Cicoira -- Five contested races will be on the ballot in Accomack County in the November general election, including two matches for school board positions. It will be the first time voters there will get to choose school board members as those representatives were previously chosen by...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Planning and Zoning Susan McGhee recently pointed out some huge demands in the latest draft of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan that could be unaffordable for the Eastern Shore, but at least one supervisor saw...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Finance John Chandler presented the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2020 to supervisors Tuesday evening, totaling more than $48.5 million, an increase of more than $2.25 million. The county will get the extra money needed to cover its increased spending without...
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By Stefanie Jackson – A local nonprofit recently asked Northampton supervisors to waive the fee the county normally charges to review plans for new construction, but it turned into a debate about who gets more breaks in Northampton County, the “haves” or the “have-nots.” Laura Vaughn, executive director of the...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack supervisors took no action Wednesday on a request to give county industrial park property to the University of the Eastern Shore of Virginia Foundation to kick-start the group’s dream of getting a four-year college here. “The county has 200 acres of land not assigned to...
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,...