Tag: Sewer

By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore has the opportunity to receive $5 million in additional grant funding from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the town’s sewer project, which is included in Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed outgoing state budget. Town Manager Robert Duer credited Congresswoman Elaine Luria for getting...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore received an offer from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development on Dec. 16 for a $6.3 million grant and $3.2 million loan that, if combined with other grant and loan offers the town has received, would fully fund its approximately $15.5 million sewer...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Exmore Town Council held a public hearing Monday night on its application for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant funding for its sewer project. The project will include the installation of new sewer pipes throughout town, followed by the decommissioning of Exmore’s sewer treatment plant,...
By Carol Vaughn — Wachapreague’s future as far as municipal sewer service ultimately will be up to the residents to decide, according to the mayor and town council. Mayor Fred Janci at the council meeting Thursday, Oct. 14, said a decision about whether to bring sewer service to the commercial area...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore Town Council members encountered a huge obstacle to the progress of the town’s sewer project Monday night when they learned that its estimated cost had more than doubled within the last year. Town Manager Robert Duer told council members, “You don’t know the level of...
Dear Editor: I would like to respond to Mr. Joechel's op-ed piece published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Eastern Shore Post regarding the HRSD and the Town of Wachapreague. I am Fred Janci, Mayor, Town of Wachapreague, and this response has been reviewed and approved by the entire Wachapreague Town...
By Stefanie Jackson -- Exmore has been approved by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development to receive a maximum $1 million Community Development Block Grant for the town’s sewer project, successfully competing against other applicants for a total of $8.8 million in available funding. “We’re not through. We’ve...
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 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 – Exmore has been approved for more than $3 million in principal forgiveness on a $10 million loan from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the expansion of the town’s sewer system. “We appreciate DEQ’s support of this essential infrastructure project and thank everyone involved...