Tag: Sewer

By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s Monday night town council meeting had the town hall packed with citizens when the Hampton Roads Sanitation District’s general manager, Ted Henefin, answered council members’ questions before they decided to follow three other Northampton towns in becoming part of HRSD. “I don’t envy the position...
By Stefanie Jackson – Spencer Murray, chairman of the Northampton board of supervisors, addressed the Cape Charles town council Nov. 21 about joining the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), which provides sewer service for 20% of Virginia’s population, 1.7 million people in 18 localities. “We see it as an opportunity....
By Stefanie Jackson – Emotions ran high at Exmore’s town hall Monday night when Town Manager Robert Duer broke the news to citizens that Exmore had been disqualified for a $6 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), which the town needed to fix its sewer...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to join the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, get out of the sewer business, and remove the burden of billing and maintenance from town staff – but that may not be in the best interest of its citizens, the town council learned...
By Stefanie Jackson – Hampton Roads Sanitation District representatives met with Northampton and Accomack citizens, officials, and other stakeholders Aug. 15 to outline HRSD’s proposal to take over sewer service in parts of both counties and get several towns “out of the sewer business” by 2023. “We protect public health...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents. Town Manager Robert Duer called it a “100-year decision” because it will impact residents for generations. The council may decide to...
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By Linda Cicoira -- “Yes, Eastern Shore, there will be a new library,” Vice Chairwoman Reneta Major announced Wednesday after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a series of resolutions and votes paving the way for the Eastern Shore Library and Heritage Center to become a reality in...
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By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore officially has more than $3 million in the bank, and at Monday night’s town council meeting Mayor Douglas Greer thanked everyone who helped the town reach its goal, including the council, the police department, and every town employee. “I mean this from the bottom of...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore’s town manager and council members reflected on the past and looked to the future at their May 6 meeting. Town Manager Robert Duer said, “We’ve come a long way in five years,” referring to the fact that Exmore is financially sound, with nearly $3 million...
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...