Tag: Supervisors

By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night approved the rezoning of four parcels near Cape Charles from town edge 1 to town edge-commercial general, allowing new commercial development on Route 13, near the new traffic light. The new businesses that could open at the...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to approve a major special-use permit for landscaping contractor Gary Wagner to expand part of his business near Eastville, a borrow pit – an excavation site for digging out sand, gravel, or clay to be used...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton Board of Supervisors was presented a nearly $3 million project Sept. 28, which will bring the former Northampton Middle School, in Machipongo, one step closer to its conversion to a community center and emergency shelter. “This project needs to go forward … if there’s...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Northampton board of supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday night to borrow $42 million this fall for the Northampton High School renovation and construction project and school energy efficiency improvements, amid uncertainty over a possible interest rate increase. “We don’t want to miss this,” said Supervisor...
By Stefanie Jackson – A quorum of three Northampton supervisors approved the county’s new comprehensive plan Tuesday night after making several changes based on recommendations submitted in writing by all five supervisors. Many of the comprehensive plan changes recommended by supervisors concerned easily corrected factual or grammatical errors, but others...
By Stefanie Jackson – When Northampton supervisors held a public hearing May 25 on fiscal year 2021 budget amendments totaling nearly $29 million, citizens banded together to call for investment in broadband access for approximately 30% of Eastern Shore households that have poor or no internet. Peg Volk, of Cherrystone...
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...