Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors discussed ongoing revisions to the county comprehensive plan during a March 24 joint work session that highlighted the continuing struggle to preserve Northampton’s rural character while allowing the development of housing and accommodations for both residents and...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton Finance Director John Chandler presented the county’s proposed expenditures for fiscal year 2022 to supervisors March 23, totaling nearly $35 million from the general fund. Chandler noted the county is positioned to have a balanced budget based on the FY 2022 projected revenues he reported...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors were updated March 9 on the work being performed by ABM Consultants to determine the county’s options for reducing its energy consumption through upgrading county facilities and infrastructure. Northampton entered a contract with ABM in fall 2020 for the firm to perform a technical...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors are working with the county administrator to write a policy for naming county-owned property, including buildings, landscaping features such as trees or flower beds, interior spaces, furniture such as benches or chairs, or other items. According to the draft policy, a request must be...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County’s fiscal year 2022 budget, which will take effect July 1, is projected to top $32 million – nearly a $1.8 million increase from the current fiscal year – due in part to additional revenue from an unexpected source. Northampton’s sales tax revenues are expected...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors voted 3-1 Tuesday night to remove the Confederate monument from the historic courthouse green in Eastville, the county seat. “Most people who have defended the statue say that it was a monument honoring the Confederate dead. And if that is the case, then perhaps...
By Stefanie Jackson – A public hearing on Eastville’s Confederate monument drew participation from citizens who agreed that something should be done about the war memorial, but they didn’t agree on what should be done. Northampton supervisors held the public hearing during their Oct. 13 meeting. Speakers appeared divided on...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors held a public hearing Sept. 8 on the second round of funding the county received from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, more than $1 million. Northampton will again give a portion of the funds to each of its incorporated towns...
By Stefanie Jackson – Across the U.S., recent protests against racism and social injustice have turned violent, leading to an array of destruction including defacing and toppling historic statues and monuments. In light of those events, attention has turned to the Eastern Shore’s two Confederate monuments – one in Parksley,...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution June 23 to appropriate nearly $30.5 million for the general fund in its fiscal year 2021 budget. More than $18.5 million of county revenue, or about 60% of the general fund, will come from real estate and...