Tag: HRSD

By Stefanie Jackson – The Exmore Town Council approved the town’s fiscal year 2022 budget of more than $2 million June 7. Town Manager Robert Duer called it “the toughest budget I’ve done, because we’re really shooting in the dark” regarding many of Exmore’s expenses in the coming fiscal year....
By Stefanie Jackson – New Road Community Development Group wants to build 30 new homes in Exmore, and Executive Director Ava Wise has requested a letter of support from the town, Town Manager Robert Duer announced April 5. The homes will be individually owned townhouses built on the west side...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore town council members ended their 18-month-long deliberation Monday night and voted unanimously to partner with the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to provide sewer service to the entire town. To keep sewer rates as low as possible for town residents and business owners, Exmore...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock town council approved a special use permit for a homestay business at 37 King Street. Applicants Will and Lynn Flynn have an option to purchase the property. No more than six guests will be allowed at one time and guests must use off-street parking, according...
By Stefanie Jackson – As Exmore continues to weigh its options for replacing its outdated sewer plant, including opportunities for both public and private partnerships, one citizen suggested a “third option.” Ken Dufty, an Exmore business owner, opposes an offer from the public Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) to take...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore continues to keep its options open for the future of its sewer system and the plant’s operation in an effort to get the best deal for the town’s citizens, who are largely from low-and-moderate-income households. “We’ve got to get the best sewer deal we can...
Dear Editor: Those of us concerned about a proposal to bring the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) services to the ESVA seek a handful of actions before the starting bell rings, an event that might happen this week if the circuit courts in both counties decide to add our peninsula to...
By Stefanie Jackson – Judge Revell Lewis III granted two petitions of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District Oct. 2, adding both Accomack and Northampton County to the district’s boundaries and allowing the counties to negotiate contracts with HRSD for the operation, maintenance, and upgrading of their sewer systems. Neither the...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore is keeping its options open after an Oct. 2 decision in the Northampton circuit court that will allow the county to become part of the Hampton Roads Sanitation District and negotiate a contract for HRSD to operate, maintain, and upgrade its sewer system. “We need...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen is keeping a dialogue open with Exmore town council members on which sewer solution is right for Exmore. “You’re representing the people of Exmore,” Ken Dufty reminded the council Feb. 3. Exmore must decide to enter an agreement with a public organization, Hampton Roads...