Tag: Town Council

By Stefanie Jackson – Eastville town council members deliberated Monday night whether the town should join Northampton County’s Economic Development Authority (EDA), formerly the Joint Industrial Development Authority (JIDA). The towns of Exmore, Cape Charles, and Cheriton already belong to the group. An invitation was extended to Eastville, Nassawadox, and...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council rescinded an ordinance last Thursday that had temporarily closed short-term rentals in an attempt to discourage visitors from coming to town and potentially spreading COVID-19. The decision was made the day before Northampton County entered Phase One of Forward Virginia, Gov....
By Stefanie Jackson – Five candidates for the Cape Charles town council participated in an online forum May 9 and explained their positions on numerous issues including the struggling town harbor, tourism, jobs, and affordable housing. The participating candidates were Steve Bennett, a current town councilman who holds degrees in...
By Stefanie Jackson – A concerned citizen is keeping a dialogue open with Exmore town council members on which sewer solution is right for Exmore. “You’re representing the people of Exmore,” Ken Dufty reminded the council Feb. 3. Exmore must decide to enter an agreement with a public organization, Hampton Roads...
By Stefanie Jackson – Some Cheriton citizens don’t want a fire training school in their town, but for the past eight years, their wishes have continually gone up in smoke. The Pacific Atlantic Professional Academy (PAPA) is directed by Lee Goldman, of Norfolk, who also directs the Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles town council voted for a leash law that will affect all dogs belonging to town residents and visitors, starting Jan. 1, 2020. “I think it’s important to note all of the various, meaningful public input” that contributed to the development of the new...
By Stefanie Jackson – Exmore council members are nearing a tough decision on fixing the town’s outdated sewer system without causing undue financial hardship to the town or its residents.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...
By Stefanie Jackson – The town of Cheriton received good news at its July 24 town council meeting when the final numbers for fiscal year 2019 showed the town had a surplus. “It was a tough year, but we still managed to stay in the black,” said Mayor Larry LeMond. Within...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Cape Charles Historic District Review Board prevailed when the town council upheld the board’s decision to deny permission to paint a mural on the front of the historic Hotel Cape Charles on Mason Avenue. The application was for creating “public art,” not “painting a building...
By Stefanie Jackson – When it comes to approving plans for construction in Cape Charles’ historic district, the town’s new historic district review board isn’t measuring up to the expectations of contractors and homeowners. “In the past three months of meetings, 75% of all applicants have been denied, deferred, or...