Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton school and county officials have already begun the process of financing $25 million in renovations and repairs needed at Northampton High School, even though the exact work to be done has not yet been determined. “It looks like after years of debating whether or not...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack is in the black allowing for long-overdue projects to be funded from county coffers including renovations and a new HVAC system at the circuit courthouse and refurbishing of Folly Creek’s boat ramp.  Revenue in the fourth quarter of Accomack’s 2019 fiscal year was up by...
By Stefanie Jackson – A Northampton supervisor is “appalled” at an unfunded mandate handed down by the Virginia legislature, which will cost the county more than $50,000 extra in its annual budget – a number that could double in years to come. “This board will have to approve this ongoing...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors unanimously approved the appropriation of $25,000 for Northampton County Social Services and the Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging Tuesday night, for emergency use to find shelter for individuals and families who have become homeless during the dangerously hot summer. “I cannot imagine anybody...
By Linda Cicoira -- Accomack Airport could see an increase in traffic if commercial overflow from Wallops Island is sent there, Chairwoman Stella Rohde, of the Accomack Economic Development Authority, told members of the county board of supervisors Wednesday. Rohde has been talking with Dale Nash of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Spencer Murray threw one of the rules out the window Tuesday night at a public hearing on the event venue that John and Linda Cleaveland proposed for hosting weddings and other special events at their creekside home in Wellington...
PiggyBank
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton supervisors approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2020 that will be funded without a tax hike, totaling approximately $42.5 million, not counting funding for the Northampton school division. But Spencer Murray, chairman of the board of supervisors, gave fair warning that taxes will likely...
Election
By Linda Cicoira -- Five contested races will be on the ballot in Accomack County in the November general election, including two matches for school board positions. It will be the first time voters there will get to choose school board members as those representatives were previously chosen by...
VF01
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Planning and Zoning Susan McGhee recently pointed out some huge demands in the latest draft of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan that could be unaffordable for the Eastern Shore, but at least one supervisor saw...
PiggyBank
By Stefanie Jackson – Northampton County Director of Finance John Chandler presented the proposed county budget for fiscal year 2020 to supervisors Tuesday evening, totaling more than $48.5 million, an increase of more than $2.25 million. The county will get the extra money needed to cover its increased spending without...