Tag: Sewage

By Carol Vaughn — People speaking at a public hearing the Chincoteague Town Council held Thursday, July 15, to receive comments about how the town should use $2.9 million in federal funds coming through the American Rescue Act Plan urged the council to consider spending funds on central wastewater treatment,...
By Carol Vaughn — The Parksley Town Council Monday approved a $780,000 budget for fiscal year 2022, including $516,400 in the general fund and $263,600 in the water and sewage department budget. The budget includes no tax or rate increases. The only rate change is a decrease of 35 cents per...
By Carol Vaughn — The Onancock town council at the June 28 meeting authorized transfer of ownership of the town’s wastewater treatment facility to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. The HRSD will pay off all remaining debt owed on the facility, according to the agreement. “You guys have taken the first big...
By Carol Vaughn — Parksley is looking for two new council members after Dana Bundick and John Carter Parks resigned in January. The council will hold a work session Monday, March 29, to discuss making appointments to fill the vacant seats until an election is held. Additionally, the town is advertising for...
By Carol Vaughn and Stefanie Jackson — A hearing about a petition to add Accomack County to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District is scheduled for Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in Accomack County Circuit Court in Accomac. A similar hearing for Northampton County will be held Oct. 2 at 2 p.m....
By Connie Morrison If local officials want funding in the state budget for the proposed mid-Shore force-main sewer project along U.S. Route 13, time is of the essence, Del. Rob Bloxom told a room full local officials and interested citizens last Thursday, Oct. 24. Counties and towns should join the Hampton...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore citizens and civic leaders got the opportunity on April 23 to ask a panel of state and local politicians what government is doing about current issues, at the Eggs and Issues breakfast organized by the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. The panel featured Sen....
By Stefanie Jackson – It’s budget season, and Exmore Town Manager Robert Duer is committed to keeping pace with Northampton County in the salary race. Northampton County employees will get a 3 percent raise in fiscal year 2020, and so will Exmore town employees, Duer announced on Monday. But Duer went...
By Stefanie Jackson Due to the Christmas holiday, Exmore extended the deadline for bids on its well project, enabling Director of Utilities Taylor Dukes to have a recommendation for the town council Monday night. Anderson Construction, of Lynchburg, Va., bid approximately $1.8 million, and Somerset Well Drilling, of Westover, Md., bid...